Pupils in class at Queen’s Hill Primary School, Norfolk, UK, where  social distancing rules of 2m apply. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

After months out of the classroom, Irish pupils are finally set to return to school in late August. The Department of Education’s plan is to fully reo(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announcing on Friday, outside Fine Gael headquarters in Dublin, that the party’s members had voted in favour of the programme for government. Photograph: Damien Eagers/PA Wire

The make-up of the new Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael-Green Party Cabinet will be keenly watched, with work not yet fully completed on the exact structures of (...)

The motion noted the continuing risk associated with Covid-19, deficits in terms of physical infrastructure and facilities in education sector workplaces. Photograph: iStock

Teachers have warned of potential industrial action if schools do not re-open in line with public health advice or if this poses a risk to health and (...)

Irish actor Eve Hewson in BBC’s new period drama The Luminaries. Photograph: Kirsty Griffin

Opium! Gold! Astrolabes! Fancy hats! Olde-timey sidearms! Colonialism! Sailboats! It’s the olden days again on the British national broadcaster. And t(...)

There was   much greater reliance on phone-based communication – such as WhatsApp – for some classes in disadvantaged schools. Photograph: iStock

School closures have had a much more severe impact on students’ learning and motivation in disadvantaged secondary schools, a new ESRI study indicates(...)

Ardgillan College in Balbriggan, Co Dublin, is one of dozens of schools which has been at the centre of structural-safety concerns. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Plans to carry out urgent repair works to dozens of schools at the centre of structural safety concerns will not be completed until the end of next ye(...)

Leaving Cert candidates will be required to opt-in to receive calcuated grades next month. Photograph: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie

Leaving Cert students who wish to receive a calculated grade will be required to “opt in” online next month in advance of results being issued. More (...)

Paddy Mallon, consultant in Infectious Diseases in St Monicas ward on the Nutley Wing for Covid-19 patients at St Vincents University Hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson

An infectious diseases specialist will on Thursday warn the Oireachtas about a second wave of Covid-19 and call on the Government for greater healthca(...)

Down Syndrome Ireland will tell the committee of its ‘shock and distress’ that many children are ineligible for the summer scheme. File photograph: Getty

School closures are presenting a “real risk of regression” for many vulnerable children with complex needs, the Department of Education has warned. A(...)

Cleaning crews work to deep clean a primary school in Melbourne, Australia, after some students tested positive for Covid-19 this week.  Photograph: Darrian Traynor/Getty

All schools will be required to have designated isolation areas for any staff or pupils with symptoms of Covid-19, according to new official guidance.(...)

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