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No date yet for promised cut to student contribution fee, Harris says
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No date yet for promised cut to student contribution fee, Harris says

Updated May 4th 2022, 1:32 PM 11,865 Views 20 Comments

The Higher Education Minister said the Government is firmly against “unfair” student loans.

Simon Harris plans to 'overhaul' student grant system
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Simon Harris plans to 'overhaul' student grant system

Updated May 3rd 2022, 1:00 PM 21,711 Views 25 Comments

The minister is bringing proposals to the Cabinet today.

Minister 'disappointed' by BOI decision to end graduate medical student loan
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Minister 'disappointed' by BOI decision to end graduate medical student loan

Apr 30th 2022, 7:30 AM 27,231 Views 30 Comments

Fees for graduate entry medicine (GEM) students are now set at €16,290 per year for Irish students.

Parents left stressed after schools report children to Tusla for missing days due to Covid
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Parents left stressed after schools report children to Tusla for missing days due to Covid

Apr 13th 2022, 12:05 AM 52,331 Views 35 Comments
Registration fees for Ukrainian teachers 'under review', Teaching Council says
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Registration fees for Ukrainian teachers 'under review', Teaching Council says

Mar 31st 2022, 6:11 PM 15,170 Views 3 Comments

Labour’s education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin says there is an urgent need for language support for Ukrainian children.

Activists promise protests in Afghanistan if Taliban fails to reopen girls' schools
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Activists promise protests in Afghanistan if Taliban fails to reopen girls' schools

Mar 27th 2022, 2:18 PM 7,700 Views 7 Comments

“If the girls’ schools remain closed even after one week, we will open them ourselves.”

Harris announces €450k funding to assist Traveller and Roma students in higher education
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Harris announces €450k funding to assist Traveller and Roma students in higher education

Mar 21st 2022, 6:00 AM 19,096 Views 37 Comments

There is a significant gap in higher education between Travellers and the wider population, Minister Simon Harris says.

Minister says Irish third-level students fleeing Ukraine can continue their studies in Ireland
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Minister says Irish third-level students fleeing Ukraine can continue their studies in Ireland

Mar 14th 2022, 8:23 PM 19,507 Views 4 Comments

Simon Harris said work is also underway to ensure Ukrainian people can access higher education in Ireland too.

Housing crisis among reasons why ring-fencing school places is wrong, says Children's Ombudsman
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Housing crisis among reasons why ring-fencing school places is wrong, says Children's Ombudsman

Feb 8th 2022, 6:10 AM 14,051 Views 12 Comments

It is currently allowed that 25% of school places can be reserved for children and grandchildren of past pupils.

Labour bill seeks to end single-sex schooling within 15 years
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Labour bill seeks to end single-sex schooling within 15 years

Feb 7th 2022, 9:16 AM 21,970 Views 80 Comments

The party says the bill is needed amid “the wider discussion about gender equality”.

Clause that ring-fences places for children of past pupils not widely used, committee to be told
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Clause that ring-fences places for children of past pupils not widely used, committee to be told

Feb 1st 2022, 6:30 AM 13,000 Views 3 Comments

Labour’s Bill seeks to change the School Admissions Act.

'Dismal' and 'inadequate' climate education must be tackled, students and teachers say
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'Dismal' and 'inadequate' climate education must be tackled, students and teachers say

Jan 29th 2022, 8:00 PM 10,592 Views 32 Comments

A new strategy on eduation for sustainable development is due to be published by the end of March.

Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system
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Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system

Jan 24th 2022, 7:00 PM 11,810 Views 3 Comments

Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance argues that we need a more modern, dynamic approach to education in Ireland.

Over 500 Covid outbreaks associated with school students and staff in second half of 2021
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Over 500 Covid outbreaks associated with school students and staff in second half of 2021

Jan 6th 2022, 2:01 PM 16,423 Views 40 Comments

That’s according to the latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Thousands of principals fear impact of teacher shortages as schools reopen today
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Thousands of principals fear impact of teacher shortages as schools reopen today

Jan 6th 2022, 6:00 AM 17,597 Views 41 Comments

Student teachers are being drafted in to cover Covid absences.

Apprenticeships and post-grad studies are on the rise according to a new education report
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Apprenticeships and post-grad studies are on the rise according to a new education report

Dec 28th 2021, 1:49 PM 12,731 Views 1 Comment

The number of teachers at primary and post-primary level went up from 61,942 in 2016 to 69,343 in 2020.

'Sinister': Anti-lockdown groups sharing database of school principals’ contact details
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'Sinister': Anti-lockdown groups sharing database of school principals’ contact details

Dec 23rd 2021, 2:39 PM 55,711 Views 0 Comments

Groups opposed to Covid measures are urging people to contact principals with questions about mask mandates and vaccines.

School health measures to be reviewed before reopening next year
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School health measures to be reviewed before reopening next year

Dec 22nd 2021, 1:58 PM 35,740 Views 26 Comments

Public health officials and education representatives held a meeting today.

Therapy services at special school still not restored despite Taoiseach's assurances
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Therapy services at special school still not restored despite Taoiseach's assurances

Dec 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,777 Views 9 Comments

One child has been taken out of the school because of the lack of on-site clinicians with the relevant skills.

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist
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Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist

Dec 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 19,694 Views 28 Comments

Mask users lose visual information, but there are lots of things you can do to help them, writes speech and language therapist Kate Beckett.

Student teachers to help alleviate substitution crisis in schools amid Covid surge
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Student teachers to help alleviate substitution crisis in schools amid Covid surge

Updated Nov 23rd 2021, 9:15 PM 28,315 Views 37 Comments

Year-three and year-four student teachers will be deployed in schools where needed during this academic year, the Department of Education said.

Hot school meals programme to be extended to another 81 primary schools
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Hot school meals programme to be extended to another 81 primary schools

Nov 22nd 2021, 1:36 PM 22,447 Views 6 Comments

The schools had submitted an expression of interest in the programme in November 2020 but were not chosen at that time.

Facebook removes illegal ads for bespoke college essays which targeted Irish students
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Facebook removes illegal ads for bespoke college essays which targeted Irish students

Nov 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,093 Views 6 Comments
  • Eight active ads for bespoke essays were identified by The Journal earlier this week.
  • Ads also offered students to supply other forms of college coursework, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Government TD calls for Facebook to stop hosting ads for college 'essay mills'.
Cathal Crowe: We need substitute teachers, so why not use teaching students to fill the gap?
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Cathal Crowe: We need substitute teachers, so why not use teaching students to fill the gap?

Nov 11th 2021, 7:30 PM 18,689 Views 18 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD and former teacher went back to the classroom to help after a shortage of substitute teachers.

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?
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The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?

Updated Nov 11th 2021, 5:15 PM 7,924 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney and social care worker Anne Marie Quilligan tell Susan Daly about the conditions faced by Traveller children in the country’s education system.

TU Dublin working to identify space for changing rooms on new campus after complaints from students
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TU Dublin working to identify space for changing rooms on new campus after complaints from students

Nov 11th 2021, 4:39 PM 24,010 Views 13 Comments

Culinary Arts students had complained that it was unsanitary for them to change in corridors or public toilets for classes in kitchens.

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New technological university announced for the north west

Oct 28th 2021, 3:58 PM 21,359 Views 23 Comments

Galway-Mayo, Sligo and Letterkenny institutes of technology are to combine to become a Technical University.

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

Oct 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 9,885 Views 6 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 Oct 17th 2021, 6:40 PM 53,199 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 11,363 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 18,560 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 19,813 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 21,215 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 13,039 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 16,630 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 31,969 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 34,237 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 20,102 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 18,590 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 11,920 Views 6 Comments

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

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