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Taoiseach Micheál Martin addresses the  nation at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday night. Photograph: Julien Behal/Pool/AFP via Getty

The Government has announced Level 5 restrictions across the State for six weeks from Wednesday night/ Thursday morning at midnight until December 1st(...)

 School secretaries gathered for a rally at the Dáil in January this year. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

School secretaries are set to stage three days of strikes in the coming weeks over pay. They are also planning to follow this up with an indefinite (...)

The INTO described it as “incomprehensible” that primary schools would remain fully open when infection levels are high enough to rule out indoor gatherings. Photograph: iStock

Teachers are to demand clarity on what additional protective measures can be put in place in schools should Covid-19 restrictions escalate to Level 4 (...)

Many second-level students in Irish schools lack access to digital devices or an effective online learning platform, according to new data. Image: iStock.

Many second-level students in Irish schools lack access to digital devices or an effective online learning platform, according to new data. An intern(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley said there was a legal requirement that the students had access to the information.  Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

The Department of Education’s decision to allow thousands of Leaving Cert students to have online access to class rankings which their teachers assign(...)

The ASTI said its members  had serious concerns about the health and safety of school communities. Photograph: iStock

The main trade union for secondary school teachers says it will ballot for industrial action over concerns it has over the safety of staff. The centr(...)

The Department of Education has has said that class sizes have fallen to a historic low at primary level Photograph: David Sleator

Countries with larger class sizes will find it more difficult to comply with new restrictions on social distancing, according to a new report from the(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley    said that while students were entitled to their personal data, she confirmed that a query had been raised around the issue. Photograph:   Julien Behal Photography

Leaving Cert students will not be able to access “highly sensitive” details of their class ranking when their calculated grades are released following(...)

Teachers’ unions have warned that some schools face a shortage of teachers in the months ahead, owing to illness and upcoming retirements. Photograph: iStock

Schools are facing a chronic shortage of teachers due to absences as a result of illness and retirements in the months ahead, trade unions have warned(...)

Fórsa members in the education sector were reporting that a number of schools have either refused to purchase personal protective equipment ‘or are requiring staff to reuse face masks contrary to HSE advice’. Photograph: iStock

A significant number of staff in schools are providing personal care to students without adequate personal protective equipment, the country’s largest(...)

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