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From Business ETC The State has been accused of 'anti-competitive' promotion of some language schools Education

The State has been accused of 'anti-competitive' promotion of some language schools

The Tánaiste’s department was called out for sharing ‘misleading’ information with potential students.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a global campus': Ireland's most expensive school with yearly €24k fees to open in September Nord Anglia

'It's a global campus': Ireland's most expensive school with yearly €24k fees to open in September

The Nord Anglia International School in Dublin will offer students the International Baccalaureate.

From TheJournal.ie Has Ireland become a better place to live in recent years? Unpicking the 'Wellbeing of the Nation' CSO

Has Ireland become a better place to live in recent years? Unpicking the 'Wellbeing of the Nation'

The CSO says that the release of its survey yesterday is just the beginning in attempts to chart the wellbeing of the Irish nation.

From TheJournal.ie 13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves Sexting

13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves

Males are more likely than females to engage in sexting, a new survey has found.

From TheJournal.ie 'Politically incorrect' Toby Young steps down from UK university watchdog University Challenged

'Politically incorrect' Toby Young steps down from UK university watchdog

Young’s appointment had caused some backlash.

From TheJournal.ie 'I went from football to finance': How to change your career (and your life) this year New Year New Me

'I went from football to finance': How to change your career (and your life) this year

Meet one man who did just that – plus expert advice on making the leap.

From TheJournal.ie 'A digital revolution': Forty schools to offer Computer Science as Leaving Cert subject in September Leaving Cert

'A digital revolution': Forty schools to offer Computer Science as Leaving Cert subject in September

The Department of Education aims to make the subject available to all schools by 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal Girls Not Brides

Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal

10% of girls in Nepal are married by the age of 15 and 37% by the age of 18.

From TheJournal.ie Are you a lone parent? If so, you might be eligible for a €5,000 per year higher education bursary 1916 Bursary Fund

Are you a lone parent? If so, you might be eligible for a €5,000 per year higher education bursary

Students will be allocated €5,000 per year over the next three years, coming to a total of €6 million.

From TheJournal.ie Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling Contraception

Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling

The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% in 15 years.

From TheJournal.ie Government plans to scrap provision allowing church to appoint teachers and principals Religious Orders

Government plans to scrap provision allowing church to appoint teachers and principals

Current criteria allows the Catholic church to appoint nuns, priests, monks and brothers as principals and teachers in schools.

From Business ETC This café owner has turned a Facebook group into a recruitment agency for baristas Work

This café owner has turned a Facebook group into a recruitment agency for baristas

First Draft Coffee’s Ger O’Donohoe wants to help legitimise ‘coffee as a career’.

From TheJournal.ie Young people want better sex education, gender-neutral toilets and LGBTI history taught in schools Equality

Young people want better sex education, gender-neutral toilets and LGBTI history taught in schools

Young people who took part in the consultation want to see the normalisation of ‘non-traditional relationships’.

From TheJournal.ie Locals stall plans from 'bad neighbours' Trinity College to rent student beds to tourists Student Blocks

Locals stall plans from 'bad neighbours' Trinity College to rent student beds to tourists

The accommodation in Dartry can cater for up to 1,000 students.

From TheJournal.ie Locals stall plans from 'bad neighbours' Trinity College to rent student beds to tourists Building And Property

Locals stall plans from 'bad neighbours' Trinity College to rent student beds to tourists

The accommodation in Dartry can cater for up to 1,000 students.

From TheJournal.ie Just 6.3% of Gaeilgeoirí speak Irish on a weekly basis Gaeilge

Just 6.3% of Gaeilgeoirí speak Irish on a weekly basis

Census figures have revealed where the most Irish speakers are in the country.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's so much potential in every young person in care, just like there is in every young person' Education Fair

'There's so much potential in every young person in care, just like there is in every young person'

An education fair is being held to showcase options for young people in care.

From Business ETC Locals stall plans from 'bad neighbours' Trinity College to rent student beds to tourists Building And Property

Locals stall plans from 'bad neighbours' Trinity College to rent student beds to tourists

The accommodation in Dartry can cater for up to 1,000 students.

From TheJournal.ie 'Don't ask your parents for startup advice - it will always be emotionally driven' Declan Sweeney

'Don't ask your parents for startup advice - it will always be emotionally driven'

Sligo-based Declan Sweeney talks about coming back to Ireland to set up a business.

From TheJournal.ie Mother pleads for help after seven-year-old son expelled after trying to strangle principal with tie Liveline

Mother pleads for help after seven-year-old son expelled after trying to strangle principal with tie

The child’s mother fears that her son could seriously hurt someone.

From Business ETC 'Don't ask your parents for startup advice - it will always be emotionally driven' Insights

'Don't ask your parents for startup advice - it will always be emotionally driven'

Sligo-based Declan Sweeney talks about coming back to Ireland to set up a business.

From TheJournal.ie Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families Growing Up In Ireland

Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families

A study has also found that boys are more likely than girls to find school difficult.

From TheJournal.ie First 'fitness to teach' hearing due to take place next week Misconduct

First 'fitness to teach' hearing due to take place next week

About 25 complaints are currently being considered by the Teaching Council.

From TheJournal.ie 'I consider myself a success, to someone else that might mean working four hours a week' Autism

'I consider myself a success, to someone else that might mean working four hours a week'

The second annual National Autism Conference is happening in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Summer course hosted at Kildare boarding school fails to pay teachers up to €10k in wages Language School

Summer course hosted at Kildare boarding school fails to pay teachers up to €10k in wages

One of the teachers says their treatment is “a disgrace”.

From TheJournal.ie Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow Back To School

Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow

Minister for Education Richard Bruton announced on Twitter that schools will have to assess the damage done themselves.

From TheJournal.ie UK court rules that Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful Birmingham

UK court rules that Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful

The Al-Hijrah School argued that the segregation policy was one of the “defining characteristics” of the school.

From TheJournal.ie 'It reduces stress': This programme is helping teachers support children with behavioural difficulties Incredible Years

'It reduces stress': This programme is helping teachers support children with behavioural difficulties

The Incredible Years’ Teacher Classroom Management programme is being launched in all Deis schools.

From TheJournal.ie 'Flying is not seen as the sensational job it used to be in the 60s': Why airlines are flying into a future of pilot shortages Up Up And Away

'Flying is not seen as the sensational job it used to be in the 60s': Why airlines are flying into a future of pilot shortages

A leading trainer says high entry costs and poor marketing are turning off aspiring flyers.

From TheJournal.ie Why airlines are flying into a future of pilot shortages Air Up There

Why airlines are flying into a future of pilot shortages

A leading trainer says high entry costs and poor marketing are turning off aspiring flyers.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with a loan system for students to pay fees? Education This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with a loan system for students to pay fees?

Students are worried that a new loan system would be unsustainable and lead to higher fees.

From Business ETC Why airlines are flying into a future of pilot shortages Transport

Why airlines are flying into a future of pilot shortages

A leading trainer says high entry costs and poor marketing are turning off aspiring flyers.

From TheJournal.ie Safety concerns raised as construction vehicle topples over beside school grounds Our Lady's Grove

Safety concerns raised as construction vehicle topples over beside school grounds

Part of the land owned by Our Lady’s Grove in Dublin was sold to developers.

From TheJournal.ie Parents 'concerned' as principal guilty of assaulting pupil returns to school Education

Parents 'concerned' as principal guilty of assaulting pupil returns to school

The man – who was not convicted – has returned to the school in his former role, three years after the incident.

From TheJournal.ie 'I left school early at 16. Now I'm a mature student at 51 - it's never too late to go to college' Opinion

'I left school early at 16. Now I'm a mature student at 51 - it's never too late to go to college'

Deirdre O’Regan is 51 and in her final year of her degree. She went back to college after 30 years – here’s her story.

From TheJournal.ie 'During the boom, it felt like my company won the lottery. I knew it couldn't last' STEM

'During the boom, it felt like my company won the lottery. I knew it couldn't last'

As part of Fora’s How My Business Works series, our sister site profiles the Wexford firm behind Bricks 4 Kidz.

From TheJournal.ie 'I get annoyed when people say it's a side project. My startup is a second full-time job' Insights

'I get annoyed when people say it's a side project. My startup is a second full-time job'

Setting up this education startup has been a balancing act for Amazon recruiter Alan O’Beirne.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton says he can't restore young teachers' pay as it would mean cutting children's resources Education

Bruton says he can't restore young teachers' pay as it would mean cutting children's resources

A ballot of members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) rejected the government’s new public pay deal this evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'I get annoyed when people say it's a side project. My startup is a second full-time job' Insights

'I get annoyed when people say it's a side project. My startup is a second full-time job'

Setting up this education startup has been a balancing act for Amazon recruiter Alan O’Beirne.

From TheJournal.ie 'During the boom, it felt like my company won the lottery. I knew it couldn't last' Bricks 4 Kidz

'During the boom, it felt like my company won the lottery. I knew it couldn't last'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile the Wexford firm behind Bricks 4 Kidz.