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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.

From Business ETC SurveyMonkey's backers have put over €20m into Dublin's Digital Marketing Institute Funding

SurveyMonkey's backers have put over €20m into Dublin's Digital Marketing Institute

Spectrum Equity has taken a majority stake in the company with the deal.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren Mental Health

Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren

The Oireachtas Education Committee has made a number recommendations to improve the mental health of school children.

From TheJournal.ie There are 3.5 million refugee children not in school because of war and poverty Refugee Crisis

There are 3.5 million refugee children not in school because of war and poverty

Globally, 91% of children attend primary school, compared to just 61% of refugee children.

From Business ETC '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 This rule change could push new student houses 'to the edge of Dublin and beyond' College Digs

This rule change could push new student houses 'to the edge of Dublin and beyond'

The city council is considering making it tougher to build student accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's a constant fear we will be attacked, intimidated or called slurs' LGBT

'There's a constant fear we will be attacked, intimidated or called slurs'

Seven in 10 young LGBT+ people believe schools in Ireland are not safe places.

From Business ETC This rule change could push new student houses 'to the edge of Dublin and beyond' Building And Property

This rule change could push new student houses 'to the edge of Dublin and beyond'

The city council is considering making it tougher to build student accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're supposed to be in the modern era': School misses out on high-speed internet by metres Rural Broadband

'We're supposed to be in the modern era': School misses out on high-speed internet by metres

St Kevin’s in Laragh still has to contend with internet speeds of 5mb.

From TheJournal.ie 'Everyone who does the same job deserves the same pay': Mitchell O'Connor weighs in on teachers' pay Equal Pay Equal Work

'Everyone who does the same job deserves the same pay': Mitchell O'Connor weighs in on teachers' pay

The Minister of State said she stands by the ideal that there should be equal pay for equal work.

From TheJournal.ie Homeschooling: 'We wanted our children to take responsibility and not to be dependent on us and teachers' Opinion

Homeschooling: 'We wanted our children to take responsibility and not to be dependent on us and teachers'

We want what any parent wants for their child, that they grow up to be happy, confident and capable adults, writes Cora McCauley.

From TheJournal.ie 'You have to ask: why are voluntary contributions necessary in a country where we're on the rise financially?' School Costs

'You have to ask: why are voluntary contributions necessary in a country where we're on the rise financially?'

School principals say rising costs are putting pressure on parents and on schools.

From TheJournal.ie 'Whatever your results today, there will be opportunities for you' Leaving Cert

'Whatever your results today, there will be opportunities for you'

More people took Higher Level subjects this year, but the number of top marks is down.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are teaching too many students to do jobs that our society doesn’t need' Column

'We are teaching too many students to do jobs that our society doesn’t need'

We create too many graduates who are destined to drain from society rather than contribute to it, writes Chris Fitzgerald.

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”.