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The Department of Education has confirmed that there are no plans to extend the school break at Christmas despite calls from a teachers’ union to do so. Photograph: Cesar Manso/AFP

The Department of Education has confirmed that there are no plans to extend the school break at Christmas despite calls from a teachers’ union to do s(...)

Seamus Keane and his son Fionn. The nine year old tested positive for Covid-19 after a case was confirmed in his class, though had not been identified as a close contact of the positive case. Photograph: Alan Betson

When a case of Covid-19 was confirmed in nine-year-old Fionn Keane’s fourth class, the Health Service Executive did not identify any close contacts in(...)

School principal, Padraig Lohan, at Derryoober National School, Gurteeney, Woodford, Co. Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A few years ago pupil numbers at Derryoober National School in Co Galway dwindled to just single figures. With just one teacher left, it seemed a mat(...)

The decline in primary school pupils is an opportunity to reduce class sizes in the State, according to schools leaders. File photograph: Getty

The number of children attending primary school is set to drop by about 20 per cent – more than 100,000 pupils – over the next 15 years, according to (...)

Young people who discuss sex and relationships with their parents are significantly more likely to go on to use contraception, a new study shows. In (...)

Law graduates have a basket of skills which can be applied across a multiplicity of occupations. Photograph: iStock

I have a dilemma. My son has graduated in law at university (UCD) , but has now decided he doesn’t want to work in that area. Have the past four years(...)

Covid has been found to have spread significantly in fewer than 10 schools, says Nphet. Photograph: Getty Images

Covid-19 is found to have spread significantly within fewer than 10 schools in the State, public health authorities believe. While there have been a (...)

Many families say they cannot risk sending their children back to school as it would put vulnerable family members at high risk. Photograph: Getty

Fears over Covid-19 have contributed to a dramatic increase in the number of parents homeschooling their children. New figures from Tusla, the child (...)

Zara Flynn and Tim Mackey with James (14), Alice (6),   Sam (2) and Chewy.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Zara Flynn would like her children James (14) and Alice (6) to be able to go to school, but says she can’t take that risk. She is a carer to her moth(...)

Research which draws on the Growing Up in Ireland study shows that from an early age girls’ performance at maths is underestimated by teachers and parents relative to boys.

Gender stereotyping is resulting in girls’ performance at maths being significantly underestimated by teachers and parents from primary school onwards(...)

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