Minister for Education Norma Foley came under fire in the Dáil on Thursday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Minister for Education Norma Foley has been urged, along with trade unions and all other stakeholders, to go into a Brexit-style “tunnel” and not make(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley said claims by the INTO that it did not instruct its members to stay out of schools were “incredibly disingenuous”. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Government and unions are to explore whether it is possible to reopen schools from February 1st if there is a continued decline in Covid-19 cases.(...)

Taoiseach Michael Martin insists Minister for Education Norma Foley will lead the talks.

Minister for Education Norma Foley will make a statement in the Dáil tomorrow and answer questions on the row over the reopening of special needs scho(...)

 A spokeman for Minister for Education Norma Foley said it was impossible to say at this point how long school closures would last. Photograph: Julien Behal

Reopening schools for special needs pupils will be prioritised ahead of other students, Minister for Education Norma Foley has told disability advocac(...)

Feedback from parents suggests they want students to be given a choice of assessment for the 2021 Leaving Cert exams. File photograph: Getty

Leaving Certificate students must be offered the choice to opt for predictive grades or sit their exams in June, a national council of parents has sai(...)

Advocacy groups  will tell Minister for Education Norma Foley of the urgent need to reopen special schools and classes in a meeting on Monday. Photograph: iStock

The Government is being urged to prioritise the vaccination of special education teaching staff next month in order to speed up the reopening of schoo(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times/ File

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said that the Government will focus on how special needs and vulnerable students will be supported while scho(...)

Aodhán Ó Riordáin said he was not attempting to be provocative or destructive but they had to drill down into the root causes of toxic masculinity and why domestic violence appears to be getting worse in Ireland. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Single gender schools are a contributory factor in the “toxic male culture” that leads to domestic violence, Labour’s education and enterprise spokesm(...)

Labour Party leader Alan Kelly: said the current law was unacceptable, unenforceable and wrong. Photograph: Alan Betson

Current law on remote working is “ludicrous in the extreme” where an employer is effectively required to inspect employees’ homes to ensure they are s(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley  rejected any suggestion of secrecy around Covid cases in schools. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

There are no plans to close schools early ahead of the Christmas holiday period for public health reasons, according to Minister for Education Norma F(...)

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