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Ronan Glynn asks parents not to organise play dates or meet at school gates as schools to reopen next week
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Ronan Glynn asks parents not to organise play dates or meet at school gates as schools to reopen next week

Fri 6:07 PM 36,658 Views 85 Comments

Around 320,000 students are to return to school buildings next week as part of a phased reopening.

'Make sure no players are caught out' - Anti-doping motion explained ahead of GAA Congress
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'Make sure no players are caught out' - Anti-doping motion explained ahead of GAA Congress

Fri 4:06 PM 2,609 Views 1 Comment

The GPA is proposing that players must complete online education about anti-doping or face a one-match ban.

Half of fifth and sixth year pupils experiencing 'major negative' impact on learning due to Covid-19
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Half of fifth and sixth year pupils experiencing 'major negative' impact on learning due to Covid-19

Feb 26th 2021, 3:08 PM 9,614 Views 15 Comments

The findings are contained in the CSO’s latest ‘Social Impact of Covid-19 Survey’.

320,000 pupils to return to school from next week - the full plan for sending children back to education
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320,000 pupils to return to school from next week - the full plan for sending children back to education

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:28 PM 26,979 Views 36 Comments

Cabinet agreed to the phased re-opening of schools today.

Back to school: What are we expecting about plans for the reopening of education?
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Back to school: What are we expecting about plans for the reopening of education?

Feb 23rd 2021, 12:45 PM 35,256 Views 72 Comments

Students have not been back in school since the Christmas break.

'It's a mixed day for families': Special-education classes in mainstream schools return from today
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'It's a mixed day for families': Special-education classes in mainstream schools return from today

Feb 22nd 2021, 7:45 PM 20,922 Views 21 Comments

Lorraine Dempsey, interim CEO of Inclusion Ireland said that the part-time schedule was causing “difficulties around routine”.

Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying
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Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 12:35 PM 58,292 Views 50 Comments
  • Timetable to begin from Wednesday 9 June
  • Sanctions for grade lobbying could include barring students form exams
  • Reopening of schools likely to begin with LC students and young children
Leaving Cert plan confirmed: Students can opt for written exams in June or calculated grades
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Leaving Cert plan confirmed: Students can opt for written exams in June or calculated grades

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 10:13 PM 65,866 Views 41 Comments

The proposals follow intense discussions between the department and teaching unions.

Mother of schoolchildren: 'Who, exactly, is advocating for children at the talks this week?'
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Mother of schoolchildren: 'Who, exactly, is advocating for children at the talks this week?'

Feb 16th 2021, 3:05 PM 30,187 Views 67 Comments

Mother of three, Rita Lovett, shares her concerns over the pace at which decisions are being made about the re-opening of schools.

Norma Foley indicates she wants re-opening of schools from March as talks continue
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Norma Foley indicates she wants re-opening of schools from March as talks continue

Feb 16th 2021, 12:39 PM 31,067 Views 88 Comments

Talks have been ongoing for weeks between the government and unions.

The fate of this year's Leaving Cert is uncertain - but it's clear that our Sixth Years deserve better
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The fate of this year's Leaving Cert is uncertain - but it's clear that our Sixth Years deserve better

Feb 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 20,135 Views 24 Comments

Teacher Yvonne Brennan asks that the powers-that-be think of the wellbeing of the Class of 2021.

'It is getting tougher': The toll home schooling is having on students and parents
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'It is getting tougher': The toll home schooling is having on students and parents

Feb 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 62,660 Views 157 Comments

“I don’t know how I can show my face in the school again. Everyone has been pitted against each other,” one parent said.

Minister welcomes move by ASTI to rejoin talks on Leaving Cert
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Minister welcomes move by ASTI to rejoin talks on Leaving Cert

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 2:53 PM 21,535 Views 77 Comments

The ASTI said that its concerns had been addressed by Minister for Education Norma Foley.

PAC calls for review of temporary school accommodation after €56 million spend in two years
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PAC calls for review of temporary school accommodation after €56 million spend in two years

Feb 12th 2021, 4:11 PM 10,900 Views 18 Comments

A report has found that the longest arrangement for temporary schools accommodation dates back over 20 years to 2000.

RTÉ's news2day: 'The tone of our news is important for children - no jargon or dramatic language'
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RTÉ's news2day: 'The tone of our news is important for children - no jargon or dramatic language'

Feb 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,979 Views 13 Comments

News2day editors Avril Hoare and Anne-Marie Smyth outline how the team has broken down the tough issues in the last year.

Minister Foley 'taken aback' after ASTI pulls out of Leaving Cert planning talks
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Minister Foley 'taken aback' after ASTI pulls out of Leaving Cert planning talks

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 9:02 PM 54,672 Views 181 Comments

The union has said that the plans from the department would not provide a “meaningful Leaving Certificate” for students.

Children with special education needs return to 124 special schools today
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Children with special education needs return to 124 special schools today

Feb 11th 2021, 8:17 AM 10,480 Views 19 Comments

Around 4,000 students will be attending special schools per day from today.

Students set to return to special classes in secondary schools on Monday week after deal reached
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Students set to return to special classes in secondary schools on Monday week after deal reached

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 10:50 PM 57,196 Views 64 Comments

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland has said its members will facilitate the reopening of special classes from 22 February.

Leaving Cert: Government 'actively planning' for exams with alternative option to be available for students, says Minister
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Leaving Cert: Government 'actively planning' for exams with alternative option to be available for students, says Minister

Updated Feb 5th 2021, 5:31 PM 59,874 Views 94 Comments
  • Two plans required 'due to the nature of the pandemic'
  • Option will not be the same as last year's calculated grades system
  • Unions accept offer to discuss plans
  • Discussion on Junior Cert examinations is ongoing
Leaving Cert decision pushed back as opposition lines up against holding of traditional exams
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Leaving Cert decision pushed back as opposition lines up against holding of traditional exams

Feb 2nd 2021, 6:40 PM 36,185 Views 46 Comments

The Advisory Group tasked with plotting a course for the examinations met again today.

Leaving Cert plans could be revealed as early as tomorrow as various options being explored
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Leaving Cert plans could be revealed as early as tomorrow as various options being explored

Updated Feb 1st 2021, 1:55 PM 27,126 Views 58 Comments

Schools have remained closed since the Christmas break.

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste
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Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste

Jan 27th 2021, 3:58 PM 24,236 Views 38 Comments

Alternatives to the Leaving Cert exam are being considered by the national advisory committee on the exams this afternoon.

Taoiseach hints at school closures beyond 1 February and says 'focus' is on special needs education
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Taoiseach hints at school closures beyond 1 February and says 'focus' is on special needs education

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:44 PM 41,072 Views 87 Comments

Micheál Martin says the issue will be discussed by the Cabinet sub-committee on Monday.

CAO surge sees thousands more apply for third-level courses than in previous years
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CAO surge sees thousands more apply for third-level courses than in previous years

Jan 20th 2021, 10:34 PM 24,623 Views 7 Comments

The CAO has received 66,457 applications to date.

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades
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Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades

Jan 20th 2021, 2:40 PM 27,494 Views 30 Comments

73% of second-level students said they feel either very unsafe or unsafe at schools reopening.

Norma Foley: It's a matter of deep regret that unions won't recognise special education as essential
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Norma Foley: It's a matter of deep regret that unions won't recognise special education as essential

Jan 20th 2021, 8:36 AM 64,793 Views 344 Comments

Fórsa said that they opposed the return to schools this week as ‘there was no confidence in the Government’s approach’.

Doubt over Thursday re-opening for special education classes amid 'make or break' talks
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Doubt over Thursday re-opening for special education classes amid 'make or break' talks

Jan 19th 2021, 5:13 PM 41,026 Views 147 Comments

A webinar for teachers was held yesterday where “vitriolic” comments were left about public health experts’ assertion that schools are safe.

'Our children are suffering': Parents of children with special needs tell government and unions to 'sort it out'
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'Our children are suffering': Parents of children with special needs tell government and unions to 'sort it out'

Jan 19th 2021, 12:52 PM 14,880 Views 44 Comments

Unions have said teachers’ concerns about their safety have not been eased by health officials.

Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers
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Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers

Updated Jan 18th 2021, 8:49 PM 102,203 Views 118 Comments

Talks are continuing with unions about the reopening of schools for students with special educational needs.

Schools to reopen for students with special needs from 21 January
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Schools to reopen for students with special needs from 21 January

Jan 14th 2021, 1:23 PM 46,696 Views 90 Comments

The ‘staggered’ return is to begin from 21 January.

Re-opening schools for students with special needs to be prioritised by government, says minister
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Re-opening schools for students with special needs to be prioritised by government, says minister

Jan 11th 2021, 3:47 PM 23,927 Views 44 Comments

Four groups, representing 30,00 children, state that remote schooling is not an option for them.

ASTI and TUI directed teachers not to co-operate with government plans before Leaving Cert u-turn
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ASTI and TUI directed teachers not to co-operate with government plans before Leaving Cert u-turn

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 8:00 PM 66,090 Views 221 Comments

Leaving Certs were set to return to school for three days per week.

State-funded ECCE pre-school programme to remain closed for a week, other childcare to open Monday
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State-funded ECCE pre-school programme to remain closed for a week, other childcare to open Monday

Jan 1st 2021, 4:49 PM 74,395 Views 40 Comments

Creches and childminders can continue to operate as planned.

Creation of new Munster Technological University an 'important milestone' for south west
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Creation of new Munster Technological University an 'important milestone' for south west

Jan 1st 2021, 1:37 PM 32,999 Views 24 Comments

Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee have joined together to become the Munster Technological University (MTU).

Number of sixth year students studying a foreign language falls as STEM gender gap persists
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Number of sixth year students studying a foreign language falls as STEM gender gap persists

Dec 28th 2020, 9:44 AM 18,890 Views 39 Comments

A report has found that “strong differences can be seen in the percentages of girls and boys when it comes to STEM, particularly when biology is excluded”.

Opinion: Teaching children digital literacy is a must if we are to combat misinformation
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Opinion: Teaching children digital literacy is a must if we are to combat misinformation

Dec 26th 2020, 7:00 PM 15,092 Views 27 Comments

Emma DeSouza says children and the wider community must be taught the required skills to navigate a digital world.

College fees will not rise under current Government, says Taoiseach
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College fees will not rise under current Government, says Taoiseach

Dec 24th 2020, 9:19 AM 15,238 Views 30 Comments

Students currently pay €3,000 annually to attend college, a rate that is among the highest in Europe.

Education Minister says there's no reason to close schools early ahead of Christmas or open them later after New Year
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Education Minister says there's no reason to close schools early ahead of Christmas or open them later after New Year

Dec 17th 2020, 2:52 PM 28,784 Views 50 Comments

Norma Foley says there’s no public health advice suggesting this should happen.

Mayo school that said it would close from today due to Covid cases will now reopen on Monday
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Mayo school that said it would close from today due to Covid cases will now reopen on Monday

Dec 11th 2020, 6:15 PM 39,044 Views 30 Comments

The school board and principal were told it did not have the authority to close the school without public-health experts’ approval.

Anonymous Teacher: 'Instead of cheers and claps, we are getting sneers from the public'
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Anonymous Teacher: 'Instead of cheers and claps, we are getting sneers from the public'

Nov 20th 2020, 11:58 AM 98,152 Views 73 Comments

A teacher says the TUI calls this week for an early Christmas break were unhelpful, as those in her profession face a change in tone from the public.

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