Lyn Crowley (left) of St Andrew's College and Lucy Rice of Loreto abbey, Dalkey. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In the half-century since Donogh O’Malley introduced free education for all the State’s children, Irish parents have cumulatively spent more than €20 (...)

The USI said Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn should be aware that students would ’not take this lying down’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Significant cuts to education in the budget would make it almost impossible for teachers to deliver the school curriculum, Sheila Nunan, general secre(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn must find €100 million in cuts in the Budget. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An internal document which lists 75 possible cutbacks in the education sector was drawn up to give Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn the fullest pos(...)

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn: ‘Children who qualify for access to SNA support for the coming year will receive access to this support on precisely the same criteria as they did last year’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has rejected as “wrong” claims by Fianna Fáil, that there will be cuts from September in special needs assistant ((...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn: “Since the foundation of the State and even going back before then a partnership has existed between the State and school providers and educators.” Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Schools must show greater leadership and sensitivity to the financial pressure on parents, Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has said after claims t(...)

Some would call Breid Greene a glutton for punishment – she is not on just one but two primary school parent councils.She has a 13-year-old boy in six(...)

‘Education is a right and not a privilege” has long been the mantra of the student movement, and every year, for as long as I can remember, students h(...)

Formulating the future: the National Parents’ Council Post-Primary wants to enhance second-level education. Photograph: Phil Boorman/Cultura/Getty

A 2020 Vision for Education sets out an ambitious, yet practical, plan for enhancing second-level education in Ireland. The document was recently l(...)

Students Ciaran Horan, Travis Fitzgerald, Addul Hajji, Kristian Hudson and Paul Cross from St Pauls CBS Secondary School Brunswick Street Dublin take a look at the report. Photograph:  David Sleator

Thirteen recommendations on the future of post-primary schooling have been proposed by a joint forum of educationalists, parent groups and teac(...)

Siobhan Canavan (left) and Anna Marie Deegan, South Dublin, South Leinster SNA branch, at the inaugural conference of Impact's education division in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Almost 60 per cent of special needs assistants (SNAs) in schools say they have been assau(...)

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