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From TheJournal.ie A fruit snack, a glass of milk: Salty or sugary school meals won't get funding Tackling Obesity

A fruit snack, a glass of milk: Salty or sugary school meals won't get funding

Schools are recommended to serve water and milk to children as part of the programme.

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 Secondary school teachers' union recommends rejection of public pay deal Equal Pay

Secondary school teachers' union recommends rejection of public pay deal

The union will ballot its members on the proposed agreement in the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris was 'very disappointed and frustrated' at Finian McGrath's vaccine comments Hpv Controversy

Simon Harris was 'very disappointed and frustrated' at Finian McGrath's vaccine comments

Harris said he now feels McGrath “fully supports” the vaccination programme.

From TheJournal.ie Changes to the Junior Cycle include a 'wellbeing programme' for students Junior Cycle

Changes to the Junior Cycle include a 'wellbeing programme' for students

A new emphasis on spoken Irish will also be introduced.

From TheJournal.ie Fire safety audits to be carried out on 25 schools constructed in the last 20 years Checkups

Fire safety audits to be carried out on 25 schools constructed in the last 20 years

Fire safety in Ireland’s public buildings has been under the microscope in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card Data Protection

Taoiseach insists Public Services Card is not a national identity card

The Data Protection Commissioner has voiced concerns about the government’s rollout of the card.

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 Is 'Republic of Opportunity' the new 'Keep the Recovery Going'? That's So Fetch This post contains videos

Is 'Republic of Opportunity' the new 'Keep the Recovery Going'?

Fine Gael is likely hoping the phrase will be better received than its general election slogan.

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 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 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 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 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 '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 'Terror threats change, so must we' - minister says Cobra committee will aid in preparation for attack Be Prepared

'Terror threats change, so must we' - minister says Cobra committee will aid in preparation for attack

Varadkar is expected to be ratified as Ireland’s new Taoiseach by Dáil vote next week.

From TheJournal.ie School waiting lists are being scrapped - but it's not yet known what will happen to students currently on one Waiting Game

School waiting lists are being scrapped - but it's not yet known what will happen to students currently on one

New legislation will see the waiting lists phased out after admission reforms.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: So who do you want to be the next Fine Gael leader / Taoiseach? Spoilt For Choice This post contains a poll

Poll: So who do you want to be the next Fine Gael leader / Taoiseach?

It’s game on in the contest to be the next leader of both Fine Gael and Ireland.

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 Government initiative to encourage more Travellers to become teachers Diversity

Government initiative to encourage more Travellers to become teachers

The initiative is aimed at encouraging disadvantaged groups into the teaching profession.

From TheJournal.ie Congregation says government was 'forced' to set up €1.5 billion redress scheme for abuse victims Historical Abuse

Congregation says government was 'forced' to set up €1.5 billion redress scheme for abuse victims

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, one of the 18 congregations investigated by the Ryan Commission, has published a statement on the matter.

From TheJournal.ie Questions raised over how schools are chosen for government meals scheme Breakfast Time

Questions raised over how schools are chosen for government meals scheme

A Sinn Féin TD says that although the announcement is welcome, the DEIS scheme is a blunt tool to identify disadvantage.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hand over the keys': Pressure builds on religious groups over child abuse reparations Moral Obligation

'Hand over the keys': Pressure builds on religious groups over child abuse reparations

The religious groups say falling property prices are the reason only 14% of the total costs have been paid.

From TheJournal.ie Religious groups still owe €1.3 billion for institutional child abuse Ryan Report

Religious groups still owe €1.3 billion for institutional child abuse

Education minister Richard Bruton slammed the religious groups in a strongly-worded statement.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How many new social housing units does the government plan to build? Factcheck

FactCheck: How many new social housing units does the government plan to build?

Richard Bruton made the claim, and a FactCheck reader asked us to step in, so we did.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are school uniforms too expensive? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are school uniforms too expensive?

Guidelines are to be issued to schools outlining how they can help cut costs for parents.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Richard Bruton right to say housing starts are on the rise? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Richard Bruton right to say housing starts are on the rise?

The Education Minister made the claim during Leaders Questions last week – our readers asked for it to be tested.

From TheJournal.ie New schools plan 'will reflect more diversity in 21st century Ireland' Multi-denominational

New schools plan 'will reflect more diversity in 21st century Ireland'

The government want to have 400 multi-denominational schools in place by 2030.

From TheJournal.ie The government has just made a rake of promises about special needs education Jury Still Out

The government has just made a rake of promises about special needs education

Teachers union the INTO said that the “jury was out” on the new resource model.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Schools to be required to publish all complaints made against them Grievance

Schools to be required to publish all complaints made against them

Under a new student and parent charter, schools will have to outline the outcome of each complaint made by parents.

From TheJournal.ie 'No water charges through the front door or the back door': Mary Lou tells Bruton charges need to go Leaders' Questions

'No water charges through the front door or the back door': Mary Lou tells Bruton charges need to go

Richard Bruton stepped into Enda’s shoes for Leaders’ Questions today.

From TheJournal.ie Government must stop discrimination in funding for new schools, say teachers Education

Government must stop discrimination in funding for new schools, say teachers

Richard Bruton has said new funding measures will help the “smooth establishment” of new schools.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Do 700,000 jobs really depend on our "open access" to the EU Factcheck

FactCheck: Do 700,000 jobs really depend on our "open access" to the EU

Richard Bruton made a big claim about this major issue, on Claire Byrne Live earlier in the week.

From TheJournal.ie 'It beggars belief the ASTI would decide to close schools indefinitely' Supervising

'It beggars belief the ASTI would decide to close schools indefinitely'

ASTI members are withdrawing from certain duties.

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed: About 400 secondary schools will be closed tomorrow No Deal

Confirmed: About 400 secondary schools will be closed tomorrow

No deal was reached today.

From TheJournal.ie Over 500 parents and children protest at the Dáil over delayed school build St Mochta's

Over 500 parents and children protest at the Dáil over delayed school build

St Mochta’s National School in Clonsilla, west Dublin, claims it has been denied a new school for ten years.

From TheJournal.ie One third of Irish secondary schools don't have a book rental scheme Adding Up

One third of Irish secondary schools don't have a book rental scheme

The average cost of sending a child back to school is over €1,000.

From TheJournal.ie The government wants to reduce the cost of school uniforms for parents All Adds Up

The government wants to reduce the cost of school uniforms for parents

The Action Plan for Education was launched yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie New school subjects roll-out: Kids to learn coding, Mandarin, computer science and politics New Skills

New school subjects roll-out: Kids to learn coding, Mandarin, computer science and politics

Education Minister Richard Bruton launched the government’s new action plan for education today.