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Minister for Education Joe McHugh. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar confirmed yesterday that primary and secondary schools would reopen at the end of August. Speaking to reporters, he said the G(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has said opening schools needs to be ‘carefully managed’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA

Massive logistical work is required in order to reopen schools in time for September, according to Minister for Education Joe McHugh. Mr McHugh said (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Taoiseach Leo  Varadkar:  the pair  were in contact on Saturday night

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar objected directly to Micheál Martin about attacks by Fianna Fáil TDs on the Government before Fine Gael on Sunday released a st(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar: the reaction of both parties  illustrates the gulf that still exists between them, even as they stand on the cusp of a historic coalition.

It is, as one Government figure put it, a “nonsense row” but the skirmish between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael over contingency planning for an election (...)

Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen, one of his party’s government negotiators, has accused Fine Gael of acting in ‘bad faith’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government formation talks have been damaged by sharp criticisms from Fianna Fail of contingency plans to hold a general election in the midst of (...)

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA Wire

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has defended the use of school profiling in calculating Leaving Cert candidates’ grades in the face of criticism tha(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh announced on Friday that the Leaving Certificate exams will not go ahead this summer for the first time in almost 100 years. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA Wire

The Government is concerned over its exposure to legal action by students who may miss out on college places following its decision to replace the Lea(...)

It soon became clear that if the Leaving Cert was to go ahead it would be nothing like the regular exam. Photograph: Getty Images

Two week ago Minister for Education Joe McHugh held a live question and answers session with Leaving Cert students on Instagram. When asked why he w(...)

A spokesman for the Department of Education said the Government was still planning to proceed with Leaving Cert exams on July 29th, subject to public health advice.

A contingency plan for awarding grades to Leaving Certificate students in the event that summer exams are cancelled is being actively examined by seni(...)

The Leaving Cert must be cancelled, according to Fianna Fáil’s education spokesman. Photograph: Frank Miller/File

The Leaving Cert must be cancelled and “fair alternatives” to the State exams must be worked on, Fianna Fáil has said. Speaking following the public(...)

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