Minster for Education Richard Bruton. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dear Richard, Pricewatch hopes your new job as Minister for Education is going well and you are enjoying your summer break – a break that, incident(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton at Dublin Castle in Dublin, Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Principals of some south Dublin secondary schools say they expect legal actions from parents who will lose automatic school places for their children(...)

Just over half of  2,230 children surveyed  said they worry about completing their homework at least sometimes

More than half of junior and senior infants in Irish primary schools are stressed over homework, according to their parents, a survey by the National (...)

If the home-learning environment isn’t positive, promoting education and giving attention to education, then children aren’t going to value it. Photograph: Thinkstock

If weekday mornings in your house are a bit of a nightmare and the school “run” another stress, you probably sigh with relief at getting your offsprin(...)

The homework debate: Children who are managing at school find homework repetitive and children who are struggling at school find it reinforces the fact that they are struggling. Photograph: iStockphoto

Is homework essential for developing good study habits and reinforcing classroom learning? Or is it a waste of time and an educational turn-off? One(...)

About 34,000 teachers working in the education system for a decade or more face being vetted for the first time by gardaí over the coming months.  File photograph: Walter B McKenzie/Stone/Getty Images

About 34,000 teachers working in the education system for a decade or more face being vetted for the first time by gardaí over the coming months. At (...)

Most schools will not be in a position to deliver the Junior Cert  changes because they are staffed by members of the  ASTI, which has rejected the reforms. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Only about one in four schools will be in a position to roll out long-awaited reforms to the Junior Cert early next year, according to figures compile(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan visits ‘The Irish Times’ helpdesk in the paper’s offices on Tara Street in Dublin. Pictured with her are career guidance counsellors Brian Mooney, Brian Howard and Deirdre Garrett. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan says she will give “every assistance” to an asylum seeker who is trying to secure a place in college (...)

Patricia Doherty special needs assistant, with Cian Corrigan and his mother Niamh, at the ABC Club preschool in Dunboyne, Co Meath. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Officials charged with overseeing the provision of special needs assistants (SNAs) to children with learning disabilities have clashed over who is res(...)

Daisy O’Connor (now 6), Holly O’Farrell (5) and their classmates  in their junior infants class in Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School in Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When Holly O’Farrell started “big school” 10 months ago, her mother, Helen, readily admits she was more emotional than her daughter, who was 4½ at (...)

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