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Minister for Education Norma Foley is due to bring a memo to Cabinet detailing the new scheme called Class – Covid-19 Learning and Support Scheme. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Thousands of pupils at risk of learning loss due to school closures are to receive extra teaching hours over the coming months. Minister for Educatio(...)

Demand for skills in sectors such as construction, IT and life sciences were identified in a recent Solas survey. Photograph: iStock.
Skills shortages

Despite the difficulties faced by many in the Irish labour market due to the pandemic, the findings of a recruitment agency survey conducted last Octo(...)

Siptu and Fórsa members take part in a national day of protest at Government Buildings.Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government is facing “a winter of complete discontent across the entire community sector” unless it addresses the threat of privatisation in local(...)

Social Democrats co-leaders, Róisín Shortall (right) and Catherine Murphy speak to reporters at the party’s  pre-Dáil meeting on Monday. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

The Social Democrats will “talk to any of the other parties . . . who are prepared to implement social democratic policies” after the next general ele(...)

Broadcaster and journalist Rodney Rice who has died following a short illness. He was 76. Photograph: The Irish Times

Rodney Rice Born: October 12th, 1944 Died: August 29th, 2021 Rodney Rice, who has died aged 76, was a journalist who had a major career as one of RTÉ(...)

 Dominic Raab giving evidence to Westminster’s foreign affairs committee  about the British government’s handling of the Afghanistan crisis. Photograph:  House of Commons/PA

British foreign secretary Dominic Raab has blamed the intelligence services for his government’s failure to prepare adequately for the evacuation of i(...)

Raymond McCord (centre)  outside Belfast City Hall after a meeting of victims of the Troubles with local political parties and from the Republic  over their opposition to British government plans to end all Troubles-related prosecutions. Photograph: PA Photo

Politicians from all the main parties on both sides of the Border have signed a document rejecting the UK government’s plans to introduce an amnesty f(...)

Irish workers are the most productive in the world, adding an average of $109.6 (€92.4) to the value of the economy every hour they work, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Irish workers are the most productive in the world, adding an average of $109.6 (€92.4) to the value of the economy every hour they work, according to(...)

John Cooney covered the annual Croagh Patrick climb in  his last assignment as a professional journalist. Photograph: iStock

At first they sounded like defiant Covid-19 street revellers enjoying alcohol loudly in public, but as they turned the corner into the vicinity o(...)

Limerick and Cork fans arrive at Croke Park for the All-Ireland senior hurling championship final. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

An Garda Síochána is investigating alleged breaches of Covid-19 regulations at a licensed premises near Croke Park, after large crowds of GAA fans gat(...)

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