Schools are set to remain closed until well beyond March 29th, Minister for Education Joe McHugh has confirmed.

Schools, third-level institutions and childcare facilities are set to remain closed until at least April 19th in support of efforts to combat the coro(...)

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 (...)

Over the next fortnight, meetings are planned for Dublin, Galway, Cavan and Newry, but with the first taking place in Cork on Monday night. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has announced plans to hold a series of public meetings over the next two weeks, starting in the Cork South Central(...)

Sinn Féin’s Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: party’s momentum dispelled his perceived vulnerability. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The youngest TD in the constituency, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire (30) was seen to be vulnerable but the party’s momentum put paid to that notion. The party(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin (left)  shakes hands with Sinn Féin candidate Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire at the count centre for Cork South Central on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has opened the door to entering government with either Sinn Féin or Fine Gael, saying he is a “democrat” who listens(...)

Terence MacSwiney

Cork City Council honoured its martyred Lord Mayors, Tomás MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney this week at a special meeting to mark the 100th anniversa(...)

Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD Fine Gael, Deputy Thomas Byrne (FF) Senator Ivana Bacik (Labour), Deputy Donnchadh O’Laoghaire (SF) Cllr Neasa Hourigan, (GP) Deputy  Richard Boyd Barrett (PBP)and Aengus O’Maolain, (Social Democrats), at the election debate on the future funding of higher education and research in Ireland  at the TCD Business School, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

All major political parties have ruled out a student loan scheme as a way of funding higher education over the coming years. The comments were made a(...)

This is the constituency of Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Cork South-Central (four seats) Current: 2 FF, 1 FG, 1 SF Cork South-Central has long been a bellwether constituency and, notwithstanding the fact i(...)

A six months pregnant woman was forced to leave her private rental accommodation because her landlord did not want other tenants disturbed by a crying child, the Dáil has been told. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

A six-months pregnant woman was forced to leave her private rental accommodation because her landlord did not want other tenants disturbed by a crying(...)

The Taoiseach said that in areas where housing developments were planned Sinn Féin was trying to prevent building going ahead. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejected calls for a rent freeze and said the solution to the housing crisis is rent control and increase the supply of soc(...)

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