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An invigilator wearing a mask and shield to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, distributes exam paper to students in Hong Kong. Irish authorities are exploring what public health measures will be needed to protect students and staff.  Photograph: Jerome Favre/AP

Education authorities are working on plans to allow Leaving Cert students who are ill or in quarantine to sit their exams in isolation from other stud(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has asked schools to hold off cancelling Junior Cycle tests due next September until discussions take place with representatives of students, parents and schools. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has asked schools to hold off cancelling Junior Cycle tests due next September until discussions take place with rep(...)

One in five secondary school children do not have reliable broadband and face major challenges with remote learning, a new survey indicates. Photograph: iStock

One in five secondary school children do not have reliable broadband and face major challenges with remote learning, a new survey indicates. The poll(...)

This year tens of thousands of Leaving Cert students will not complete oral and, in some cases, practical elements of their exams. Photograph: Eric Luke

Thousands of this year’s Leaving Cert students may have their results “flagged”’ to show they did not complete the oral or practical parts of their ex(...)

The State Examinations Commission says oral and practical exams for Junior and Leaving Cert students are still scheduled to take place later this month. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish  Times

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) says oral and practical exams for Junior and Leaving Cert students are still scheduled to take place later thi(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin (right) and TD Thomas Byrne after a meeting with Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cate McCurry/ PA Wire

Fianna Fáil has sought to increase pressure on Fine Gael to formally open coalition talks by saying it stands ready to begin detailed negotiations wit(...)

The Department of Education is planning to automatically ‘frontload’ more than 10,000 SNAs to mainstream schools in advance of the new school year in September. Photograph: iStock

Planned changes to the way special needs assistants (SNAs) are allocated to support tens of thousands of schoolchildren could be a “Trojan horse” for (...)

Thomas Byrne: an articulate and combative speaker. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil’s spokesman on education and skills will return to the Dáil for a third time after retaining his seat in the 2020 election. Thomas Byrne (...)

Sinn Féins Darren O’Rourke celebrates the announcement of his election at the Meath East count centre in Ashbourne. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin’s Darren O’Rourke topped the poll in Meath East, while Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty lost her seat and came fifth in the thr(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Thomas Byrne: ‘Polls tend to get us wrong completely. They also tend to get Sinn Féin wrong.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It is well over a decade since polls came even close to predicting Fianna Fáil’s vote share or the number of seats it received in general elections, t(...)

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