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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 32,405 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 19,275 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 22,932 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 16,588 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 14,682 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 34,479 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 53,692 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 27,882 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 64,460 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 12,741 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 23,982 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 13,494 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 36,887 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 2,679 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 9,781 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 27,660 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 35,444 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 21,134 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 59,371 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 67,180 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 30,404 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 31,154 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 20,301 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 63,029 Views 158 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 21,554 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 10,927 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 17,208 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 54,724 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 10,645 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 57,276 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 59,988 Views 92 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 36,226 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 27,180 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 24,301 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 41,105 Views 88 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 24,881 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 27,569 Views 29 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 64,970 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 41,073 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 14,958 Views 44 Comments

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

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