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We focus on 16 transformative ideas with the potential to enhance Irish society – so that when we go back, we also move forward. Photograph: Getty

Experts from various fields offer 16 transformative ideas that have the potential to enhance society in a post-pandemic ireland The Covid-19 pan(...)

An outbreak is defined as two or more cases occurring. Photograph: Getty Images

and CARL O’BRIEN There were no new Covid-19 outbreaks in schools reported during the first week of them being reopened, and the positivity rate in mas(...)

For decades there has been talk of reforming the Leaving Cert and boosting the chances of students from disadvantaged schools. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The official reaction from the Minister for Education Norma Foley was muted. “The Minister for Education has received the judgment of Mr Justice Mee(...)

Schools will reopen on a phased basis to hundreds of thousands of primary and secondary pupils from March 1st onwards, Minister for Education Norma Foley ha confirmed. Photograph: Julien Behal

Schools will reopen on a phased basis to hundreds of thousands of primary and secondary pupils from March 1st onwards, Minister for Education Norma Fo(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley has announced that a modified version of last year’s calculated grades will be used in this year’s Leaving Cert. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government was warned some students risked being “thrown under the bus” due to its decision to remove school performance data from the calculated (...)

Leaving Cert students protesting outside the Department of Education last September over the calculated grades process. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The memo was hastily written, but the sentiment clear: there was a danger some students would be “thrown under the bus” by late changes to the calcula(...)

Prof Philip Nolan said progress on reducing case numbers was slowing. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

No further easing of restrictions, beyond the phased return of schools from early March, are likely to be announced by Government next week after the (...)

The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) welcomed the announcement which it said provides for clarity, choice and compassion for students. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has confirmed that all Leaving Cert students will be given the option of choosing predicted grades or sitting exams in June this year. (...)

In new guidance, schools will be advised to keep windows open fully during break-times and at the end of the school day, and partially open when classrooms are in use. Photograph: iStock

Parents of children returning to school will be asked to sign declaration forms stating that they have no reason to believe their child has an infecti(...)

Education authorities have confirmed that it will not be possible to hold the Junior Cert exams alongside the Leaving Cert in June. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This year’s Junior Cert exams for 60,000 students look likely to be cancelled after education authorities confirmed that it will not be possible to ho(...)

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