Thomas Byrne

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Minister for Education  Richard Bruton (left) and   Peter Cassells, chairman of the Expert Group on Future funding for Higher Education at DIT on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The funding system for higher education is not sustainable and will lead to a sharp decline in the quality of graduates unless tackled soon, the chair(...)

The University of Cambridge in England. Education authorities are concerned that the fallout of the Brexit vote will lead to a dramatic increase in the number of Irish third-level students choosing to study in Ireland. File photograph: Loic Vennin/AFP/Getty Images

Education authorities are concerned that the fallout of the Brexit vote will lead to a dramatic increase in the number of Irish students studying at t(...)

It is “unfair and discriminatory” that parents felt they had to have their children baptised to secure admission to schools, Labour education spokeswo(...)

Trinity College Dublin has  warned that the vote will have ‘a long-term impact on universities in the Republic of Ireland’. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

There are fears that thousands of Irish students who study in the UK and Northern Ireland could face costly non-EU fees as result of the Brexit vote. (...)

Junior cycle reform: Delegates at the ASTI convention last month voted to re-state opposition by directing members not to co-operate with classroom-based assessments linked to the State exam. Photograph: The Irish Times

Any hopes that a dispute over junior cycle reform would be resolved before the resumption of secondary school next September have faded following cont(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: a delegation from the ASTI met the Minister  on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

MARTIN WALL The Department of Education is planning to implement pay freezes for members of the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: Government is planning to increase the number of multi-denominational schools to 400 within the next 15 years Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Minister for Education Richard Bruton is drawing up plans to encourage the Catholic Church to transfer the patronage of hundreds of primary schools to(...)

A major report to be published soon on the future of third-level funding will lean heavily on an income-contingent loan scheme as the only realistic option of funding the system. File photograph: Getty Images

The prospects of a student loan scheme for third-level education have sharply receded after Minister for Education Richard Bruton said any changes mus(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the London v Mayo match in Ruislip on Sunday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images

He may have a short back and sides, but Enda Kenny let down more hair than Rapunzel over the weekend. He was still on a high when he returned to the(...)

Richard Bruton, Minister for Education: “The Croke Park hours are a valuable resource within the school system.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said his department remains open to discussing issues of mutual concern with the Association of Secondary Teache(...)

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