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Minister for Education Norma Foley said a requirement for most unvaccinated pregnant teachers to return to the classroom from September is guided by expert public health advice. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A controversial requirement for most pregnant teachers who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 to return to the classroom from September is guided by (...)

Eric Kinsella, executive chairman of Jones Engineering Group, and his wife Barbara donated €30 million to the development of the new Trinity East campus near Grand Canal Dock.

Trinity College Dublin has received the largest ever philanthropic donation from individuals to a third level institution in the history of the State.(...)

When asked what positive elements of online learning students would want to keep when on-campus studies resume, most students referenced recorded lectures. Photograph: Getty Images

Third-level colleges are preparing for a significant increase in attendance on campus from September, Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has s(...)

‘We must continue to develop the digital capacity of our education system and to ensure that all schools are supported to achieve this.’ Photograph: iStock

The Department of Education has committed to creating greater diversity in the type of schools to be made available to parents and children in coming (...)

Socially distanced exam arrangements in Dublin’s Gonzaga College during Leaving Cert exams last November. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Schools will end up using thousands of classrooms and exam halls during next month’s Leaving Cert exams in order to ensure students taking them are ph(...)

Jeremiah Cronin (21) with his father Daniel and mother Margaret Cronin. Ms Cronin said she was shocked to learn that her son’s records were being used by the Department of Health without her consent.

A woman whose disabled son’s sensitive health records were being used as part of controversial dossiers for the Department of Health has rejected clai(...)

Students and parents at Clonturk Community College  protest last week over students not being allowed sit the Leaving Cert Applied. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There has been a breakthrough in a dispute in which three students with disabilities were told they would be unable to complete the Leaving Cert Appli(...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has announced a €9m fund to boost the research capacity of technological universities and institutes of technology in the area of science and technology. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government is investing €9 million to boost the research capacity of technological universities and institutes of technology in the area of scienc(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley speaking to the media at the INTO’s virtual annual congress which was broadcast from the Killashee Hotel, Co Kildare. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The removal of teachers from the vaccine priority queue is driven by science and is “not a value judgement on any profession”, Minister for Education (...)

The lowest completion rates were among higher certificate or ordinary degree courses in areas such as computing and engineering at institutes of technology. Photograph: iStock

Between 60 and 80 per cent of students in some third-level computing and engineering courses are dropping out, new data shows. Young men with low Lea(...)

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