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Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: “I know the funding is put to very effective use by schools.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Teachers and principals have welcomed the restoration of a €28 million fund for repairs and maintenance across all primary schools this year.Minister (...)

The Dictionary of Irish Biography is made up of 9,700 biographies written by over 700 contributors spanning 2,000 years of Irish History. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Royal Irish Academy is making its Dictionary of Irish Biography available to all schools online free of charge as part of the Decade of Centenarie(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton who said today  the Government was working to provide young people with work and training options. Photograph: Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said youth unemployment is a “very important issue” and that the Government was working hard to provide young people with pos(...)

INTO general secretary Sheila Nunan who said she is ‘agnostic’ on a proposal that would require all entrants to teacher training courses at primary level to have honours leaving certificate maths. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The thorny subject of learning and teaching maths is being discussed today at Irish National Teachers’ Organisation annual congress in Co Kilke(...)

Comments by the Minister for Education about the ‘highly feminised’ primary teaching profession caused disapproval among delegates at the INTO’s annual conference.

Honours leaving certificate maths will become a minimum requirement for entry into teacher training, Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn said t(...)

Lámha suas: Delegates vote in 2011 at the Teachers Union of Ireland congress in the Brandon Conference Centre, Tralee Co, Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

As ordinary teachers get set for summer term this week, a fight in their name is going on at teacher conferences in Kilkenny and Wexford. At th(...)

Seán Flynn’s death was decribed as “a loss both for Irish journalism and for higher education”.

The death of Seán Flynn was greeted with sadness yesterday by a large circle of admirers in the worlds of politics, journalism, education and trade un(...)

Ruairi Quinn said that 80 per cent of primary schools already have some kind of book rental scheme. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has defended a new €15m book rental scheme which will be available to just 20 per cent of primary schools, saying (...)

Speaking at the launch of the report yesterday, Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn said: “I think it is a wonderful tribute to the teachers” and “transformational” for pupils involved. Photograph: Eric Luke

Primary pupils in disadvantaged urban areas are seeing major improvements in their reading and maths skills as a result of a programme that provides e(...)

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(...)

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