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Opinion: The future of Ireland's economy depends on the digital education of our children
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Opinion: The future of Ireland's economy depends on the digital education of our children

Thu 7:00 PM 9,089 Views 5 Comments

Gavin Molloy of Olus Education says the schools’ curriculum needs to keep up to prepare for the careers of tomorrow.

Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'
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Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'

Updated Sun 6:40 PM 49,447 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal can reveal that many Traveller children are routinely put on 'reduced hours' at school - with at least one student on just 40 minutes a day
  • Reporters Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy work with Traveller focus groups to expose this issue
  • Over 60 children on one halting site in Munster received no digital supports during Covid lockdowns
350 new primary school teachers and over 1,000 new SNAs announced in Budget
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350 new primary school teachers and over 1,000 new SNAs announced in Budget

Oct 12th 2021, 3:14 PM 9,942 Views 6 Comments

Primary school class sizes are set to be reduced.

Education Minister rejects accusation of ‘complacency’ over return of schools
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Education Minister rejects accusation of ‘complacency’ over return of schools

Sep 21st 2021, 8:22 PM 18,471 Views 22 Comments

Some opposition politicians were critical of what they labelled “confusing” guidance for when pupils are designated as close contacts.

Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges
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Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges

Updated Sep 21st 2021, 7:50 PM 19,491 Views 0 Comments

Young Travellers found remote schoolwork extra challenging due to lack of access to digital and other resources during the pandemic.

Highest Covid-19 rates in children were recorded during school holidays, HSE says
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Highest Covid-19 rates in children were recorded during school holidays, HSE says

Sep 9th 2021, 6:12 PM 21,176 Views 29 Comments

There were 1,000 cases per week on average during school term.

Extra public health resources in place to help schools as principals 'under pressure'
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Extra public health resources in place to help schools as principals 'under pressure'

Sep 8th 2021, 2:58 PM 12,993 Views 2 Comments

More than 100 Department of Education staff have been working with public health teams, Norma Foley said.

832 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools since last August, HSE reports
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832 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools since last August, HSE reports

Aug 23rd 2021, 8:50 AM 16,603 Views 69 Comments

More than 46,000 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in children and teenagers up to July.

The Taliban are returning to power in Afghanistan after two decades - but who are they?
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The Taliban are returning to power in Afghanistan after two decades - but who are they?

Aug 16th 2021, 2:59 PM 31,925 Views 31 Comments

The last time the Taliban had control over the country, women and girls were mostly denied education or employment.

'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated
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'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated

Aug 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 34,110 Views 56 Comments

Pregnant people cannot register for a Covid-19 vaccine prior to 14 weeks’ gestation.

Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses
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Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses

Aug 3rd 2021, 9:22 AM 20,059 Views 8 Comments

Colleges will implement sanitation and ventilation measures, as well as occupancy limits in certain locations.

Deaf child brings High Court action over lack of Irish Sign Language teacher at school
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Deaf child brings High Court action over lack of Irish Sign Language teacher at school

Jul 28th 2021, 6:30 PM 18,466 Views 0 Comments

It is claimed that the lack of supports may have left him years behind his potential.

Most parents believe children will require additional supports when back to school - survey
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Most parents believe children will require additional supports when back to school - survey

Jul 28th 2021, 11:10 AM 11,891 Views 6 Comments

63% were concerned about their children’s emotional development and 51% were concerned about social skills.

Education minister has 'every confidence' that schools will reopen as planned
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Education minister has 'every confidence' that schools will reopen as planned

Jul 26th 2021, 2:25 PM 16,219 Views 27 Comments

Norma Foley will bring a school reopening plan to Cabinet tomorrow.

Online learning hub on sexual consent for third level to launch in new academic year
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Online learning hub on sexual consent for third level to launch in new academic year

Jul 19th 2021, 1:22 PM 6,745 Views 2 Comments

It will contain material for students and staff in higher level institutions.

Harris to seek government approval for 4,600 extra college places for upcoming semester
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Harris to seek government approval for 4,600 extra college places for upcoming semester

Jul 13th 2021, 7:56 AM 13,957 Views 18 Comments

There has been a significant increase in demand for college places this year.

Surge in applications for environment, education, and journalism courses
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Surge in applications for environment, education, and journalism courses

Jul 12th 2021, 3:37 PM 11,512 Views 5 Comments

There has been a 136% increase in applications from other EU countries, and a 9% increase overall.

Government supports Bill on including Traveller culture and history in education
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Government supports Bill on including Traveller culture and history in education

Jul 2nd 2021, 3:44 PM 14,339 Views 24 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley said “much remains to be done” in creating a more inclusive and supportive education system.

DEIS and non-DEIS schools compare favourably but report highlights inequalities
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DEIS and non-DEIS schools compare favourably but report highlights inequalities

Jun 30th 2021, 6:10 AM 14,559 Views 4 Comments

There were no significant differences in reports of wellbeing and bullying, however concerns were raised at the higher level of unauthorised absences in DEIS schools.

Religion in schools: 'My son was upset - a friend told him he wasn't going to heaven'
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Religion in schools: 'My son was upset - a friend told him he wasn't going to heaven'

Jun 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 33,304 Views 114 Comments
  • In part two of a deep dive into the stalemate in providing choice in primary education, Peter McGuire hears from parents and teachers.
  • Families speak of being forced into Catholic schools because of hours-long daily commutes to 'nearest' multi-denominational.
  • While 'opting out' of religious instruction is facilitated by many schools, many parents say their children feel isolated and upset.
Impact of Covid school closures to be felt 'throughout next century'
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Impact of Covid school closures to be felt 'throughout next century'

Jun 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 19,515 Views 7 Comments

Ireland could experience a loss in GDP of as much as 1.5% over the next century.

Teaching union to tell TDs that staff are subjected to 'inappropriate' comments by parents on social media
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Teaching union to tell TDs that staff are subjected to 'inappropriate' comments by parents on social media

May 18th 2021, 6:15 AM 23,019 Views 61 Comments

The claims will be heard at the Oireachtas Education Committee this afternoon.

Limerick IT and Athlone IT merge to form new technological university
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Limerick IT and Athlone IT merge to form new technological university

May 5th 2021, 12:46 PM 16,934 Views 18 Comments

AIT President Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin described today’s announcement as a “historic day” for the region.

Teachers' union calls for schools to be kept under 'forensic review' as all students return
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Teachers' union calls for schools to be kept under 'forensic review' as all students return

Apr 12th 2021, 7:21 AM 14,703 Views 66 Comments

A million students and staff are back in school today.

'Another glass ceiling has been shattered': Trinity College elects first female provost in 429-year history
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'Another glass ceiling has been shattered': Trinity College elects first female provost in 429-year history

Apr 10th 2021, 2:38 PM 34,518 Views 27 Comments

Doyle will take over the role from Patrick Prendergast in August.

Poll: Should students wear school uniforms?
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Poll: Should students wear school uniforms?

Apr 9th 2021, 9:24 AM 54,410 Views 93 Comments

Business owner Louisa Meehan says the arguments in favour of school uniforms don’t stack up anymore.

Close contact tracing conducted in over 100 schools last week as cases in young people rise
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Close contact tracing conducted in over 100 schools last week as cases in young people rise

Mar 16th 2021, 6:11 PM 27,905 Views 18 Comments

The positivity rate after mass testing in schools last week was 2.4%.

Current fifth years to receive accommodations in Leaving Certificate 2022 due to loss of in-person learning
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Current fifth years to receive accommodations in Leaving Certificate 2022 due to loss of in-person learning

Mar 13th 2021, 10:41 AM 65,606 Views 22 Comments

Minister for Education Norma Foley has said that she is “very aware” of the loss of in-person teaching that current fifth year students have experienced.

Students in Direct Provision no longer have to pay PLC international fees of €3,600
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Students in Direct Provision no longer have to pay PLC international fees of €3,600

Mar 11th 2021, 12:58 PM 12,841 Views 29 Comments

The contribution fee for Irish students is €200.

More classes can return to schools as planned, but NPHET watching figures 'very carefully'
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More classes can return to schools as planned, but NPHET watching figures 'very carefully'

Mar 8th 2021, 6:49 PM 23,996 Views 23 Comments

More pupils are set to return to schools next week.

CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers
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CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers

Mar 8th 2021, 11:51 AM 13,566 Views 10 Comments

At present the CAO doesn’t include applications for apprenticeships, or some further education traineeships.

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

Feb 26th 2021, 6:07 PM 36,902 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

Feb 26th 2021, 4:06 PM 2,683 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 9,828 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 27,704 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 35,464 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 21,245 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 59,446 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 67,227 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 30,450 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.

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