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From TheJournal.ie Court rejects government order that would have compelled school to enroll student Court Of Appeal

Court rejects government order that would have compelled school to enroll student

A departmental committee decided that the boy should be given a place – but that has been overruled twice now.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't know what to do': Clashes over Irish-English language split at Connemara crèche Irish/english

'I don't know what to do': Clashes over Irish-English language split at Connemara crèche

An Crann Taca has rejected accusations of discrimination after it announced it would divide naíonra classes according to Irish-language proficiency.

From TheJournal.ie Galway teacher fights to stop transfer to another school and says she was 'humiliated' High Court

Galway teacher fights to stop transfer to another school and says she was 'humiliated'

The teacher has been at the school for 17 years.

From TheJournal.ie The average back-to-school spend is now €1,209 per child Free Education

The average back-to-school spend is now €1,209 per child

There has been a slight drop in the number of parents getting into debt to fund these costs.

From TheJournal.ie Proposal would give the State powers to investigate universities quickly State Examinations

Proposal would give the State powers to investigate universities quickly

It comes after a report last week into universities found “unacceptable” financial practices.

From TheJournal.ie 'Education is important. The government should pay us students to go to college' Column

'Education is important. The government should pay us students to go to college'

I can’t afford to go to college in September because I am unemployed, writes Declan Lavin.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're looking at more affordable products': New €235-a-week student beds launched Student Life

'We're looking at more affordable products': New €235-a-week student beds launched

Dorset Point in Dublin’s north inner city is owned by US real estate giant Hines.

From TheJournal.ie 'I couldn’t imagine being able to afford loans of €20,000 for my degree' Debt

'I couldn’t imagine being able to afford loans of €20,000 for my degree'

Students in the UK are graduating with loans of £57,000, Labour says the same can’t happen here.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're looking at more affordable products': New €235-a-week student beds launched Hines Ireland

'We're looking at more affordable products': New €235-a-week student beds launched

Dorset Point in Dublin’s north inner city is owned by US real estate giant Hines.

From Business ETC 'We're looking at more affordable products': New €235-a-week student beds launched Education

'We're looking at more affordable products': New €235-a-week student beds launched

Dorset Point in Dublin’s north inner city is owned by US real estate giant Hines.

From TheJournal.ie Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way House Of Cards

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way

Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Zoo's latest attraction is...dinosaurs Giraffic Park

Dublin Zoo's latest attraction is...dinosaurs

The new exhibit features ‘Stan’ a life-sized replica fossil skeleton of a male adult tyrannosaurus rex.

From TheJournal.ie Received a CAO offer today? Here's what you need to know Mature Students

Received a CAO offer today? Here's what you need to know

Over 6,600 people, mainly mature and deferred applicants, will get offers.

From TheJournal.ie An extra 975 SNAs will be allocated to schools this September Numbers Boost

An extra 975 SNAs will be allocated to schools this September

Some 864 assistants will be allocated in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with ending 'baptism barriers' in most schools? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with ending 'baptism barriers' in most schools?

The new measure will mostly affect primary schools with a Roman Catholic ethos.

From TheJournal.ie 'No more baptism barrier': Catholic schools won't use religion as admission criteria, says Bruton Religious Reasons

'No more baptism barrier': Catholic schools won't use religion as admission criteria, says Bruton

There will still be exceptions in cases of minority schools, the Minister said.

From TheJournal.ie English Language Teachers start shouting louder about their working rights Education Regulation

English Language Teachers start shouting louder about their working rights

The Department of Education won’t meet with the teachers as they are private workers.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland has lost a fierce and dedicated campaigner': Tributes pour in for Ann Louise Gilligan RIP This post contains videos

'Ireland has lost a fierce and dedicated campaigner': Tributes pour in for Ann Louise Gilligan

Dr Gilligan’s wife Katherine Zappone said she is “heartbroken”.

From TheJournal.ie There are 79 unemployment blackspots in Ireland, with Limerick worst affected Census

There are 79 unemployment blackspots in Ireland, with Limerick worst affected

Meanwhile, the number of women looking after the home or family has continued to decline.

From TheJournal.ie Two Irish brothers want to banish the classroom from accountants' training Learnsignal

Two Irish brothers want to banish the classroom from accountants' training

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile LearnSignal.

From TheJournal.ie Trinity is planning 'one of the largest projects since the IFSC' in Dublin's docks Trinners

Trinity is planning 'one of the largest projects since the IFSC' in Dublin's docks

The new technology campus will cost up to €1.25 billion to complete.

From Business ETC Trinity is planning 'one of the largest projects since the IFSC' in Dublin's docks Building And Property

Trinity is planning 'one of the largest projects since the IFSC' in Dublin's docks

The new technology campus will cost up to €1.25 billion to complete.

From Business ETC Cork council loses its bid for €800k in developer fees for a long-delayed science park Education

Cork council loses its bid for €800k in developer fees for a long-delayed science park

It wanted the money to fund services on the 60-plus hectare site at Curraheen.

From Business ETC Two Irish brothers want to banish the classroom from accountants' training Startups

Two Irish brothers want to banish the classroom from accountants' training

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile LearnSignal.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers say 'pay is insufficient' as urgent appeal made for Leaving Cert markers 11th Hour

Teachers say 'pay is insufficient' as urgent appeal made for Leaving Cert markers

The SEC said that it would have sufficient numbers in place and did not want to “cause alarm” with the appeal.

From TheJournal.ie 'Six years on, we still have no school. I'm worried my daughter will never learn in a school building' Educate Together

'Six years on, we still have no school. I'm worried my daughter will never learn in a school building'

Parents and children held a protest outside the Dáil yesterday urging the government to provide them with a school.

From TheJournal.ie Five acres of Dublin school grounds to be sold by religious order Our Lady's Grove

Five acres of Dublin school grounds to be sold by religious order

“It feels like the school’s being stripped back,” one parent said.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not fair on our children - one classroom is so stuffy it's nicknamed the headache room' Looking For Space

'It's not fair on our children - one classroom is so stuffy it's nicknamed the headache room'

Ballinteer Educate Together National School is sharing space with another school, despite having 230 pupils.

From TheJournal.ie Child with an intellectual disability placed in hospital for three months Ombudsman For Children

Child with an intellectual disability placed in hospital for three months

The Ombudsman for Children is concerned that this is a children’s rights issue and plan to pursue the issue in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Elite US boarding school acknowledges decades of 'sexual misconduct' by staff New Hampshire

Elite US boarding school acknowledges decades of 'sexual misconduct' by staff

An investigation into St Paul’s School reviewed 34 current and former staff members.

From TheJournal.ie 'Lackey', 'traitor': Russian students face lectures over anti-Putin views Kremlin Crackdown

'Lackey', 'traitor': Russian students face lectures over anti-Putin views

Authorities in Russia appear to be getting jittery over youth discontent ahead of presidential elections next year.

From TheJournal.ie Can schools link 'voluntary contributions' with schools tours and book schemes? Education

Can schools link 'voluntary contributions' with schools tours and book schemes?

Voluntary contribution fees can cause stress for many parents who say they feel there’s an onus on them to pay – despite the ‘voluntary’ term.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese Excuse My French

Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese

Some performed very well, while others struggled with basic vocabulary.

From TheJournal.ie University of Limerick asks for review after claims of financial misconduct Dr Des Fitzgerald

University of Limerick asks for review after claims of financial misconduct

Former employees have made claims of ‘inappropriate expenses’ at the university’s finance department.

From TheJournal.ie 'I found myself in New Zealand thinking, what am I going to do with my life?' Studyclix

'I found myself in New Zealand thinking, what am I going to do with my life?'

After stints in construction and door-to-door sales, this teacher set up an online study-notes service.

From Business ETC 'A good speech is like a miniskirt. Long enough to cover up but short enough to be interesting' Insights

'A good speech is like a miniskirt. Long enough to cover up but short enough to be interesting'

Public-speaking trainer Barbara Moynihan delivers a masterclass in making presentations.

From TheJournal.ie Three Irish colleges have made a prestigious Top 100 list Good Job

Three Irish colleges have made a prestigious Top 100 list

Which came out on top?

From Business ETC 'I found myself in New Zealand thinking, what am I going to do with my life?' Insights

'I found myself in New Zealand thinking, what am I going to do with my life?'

After stints in construction and door-to-door sales, this teacher set up an online study-notes service.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should parents have a say in how much homework their children get? Education This post contains a poll

Poll: Should parents have a say in how much homework their children get?

If the child is stressed by academics, should the parent say when enough is enough?

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair is putting €1.5m into Trinity College's new 'professor of entrepreneurship' Education

Ryanair is putting €1.5m into Trinity College's new 'professor of entrepreneurship'

The donation comes as Ireland’s top business schools are planning major expansions.