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#Richard Bruton

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.

From TheJournal.ie School reverses decision to deny place to Traveller child Ballyfermot

School reverses decision to deny place to Traveller child

Education Minister Richard Bruton has said his department is taking steps to assist the boy’s family.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How many people actually work for foreign companies in Ireland? Factcheck

FactCheck: How many people actually work for foreign companies in Ireland?

We heard all kinds of numbers from several politicians this week. FactCheck gets to the truth.

From TheJournal.ie UCD is planning to spend €300 million building 3,000 more student residences Student Accommodation

UCD is planning to spend €300 million building 3,000 more student residences

The university has just opened a new accommodation block housing 354 residences.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what Ireland's top universities are making from student contributions College Costs

Here's what Ireland's top universities are making from student contributions

The burden on students has gone up and up over the last six years.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Was Richard Bruton right to say that newer TDs get paid less? Factcheck

FactCheck: Was Richard Bruton right to say that newer TDs get paid less?

Do lower public service salaries extend to the Dáil chamber? FactCheck finds out.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for changes to school uniforms to ease sting on parents' pockets A Big Hit

Calls for changes to school uniforms to ease sting on parents' pockets

A new survey by Barnardo’s has shown parents of first year secondary students paying almost €800 to send their child to school.

From TheJournal.ie The State employs 154 religious chaplains in secondary schools around the country Religious Education

The State employs 154 religious chaplains in secondary schools around the country

The cost of their employment is €9.5 million.

From TheJournal.ie Vulture funds using charitable status for tax avoidance being investigated Legal Loophole

Vulture funds using charitable status for tax avoidance being investigated

Some vulture funds are using a tax loophole to pay as little as €250 in tax in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie New rules mean anyone will be able to make a complaint about poor teacher performance Fitness To Teach

New rules mean anyone will be able to make a complaint about poor teacher performance

The new mechanism will be introduced later this morning.

From TheJournal.ie The State sent 'intimidating' legal letters to abuse survivors about their legal actions National School Abuse

The State sent 'intimidating' legal letters to abuse survivors about their legal actions

O’Keeffe won a landmark legal against the Irish State in the European Court of Human Rights.

From TheJournal.ie Kids may start learning how to code in primary school Cracking The Code

Kids may start learning how to code in primary school

Richard Bruton has written to the NCCA to ask if it can be put on the curriculum.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should children learn coding in primary school? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should children learn coding in primary school?

That’s a suggestion coming from the education minister.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not much of a f***ing ambush': An oral history of the 2010 heave against Enda Kenny Long Read This post contains videos

'Not much of a f***ing ambush': An oral history of the 2010 heave against Enda Kenny

As the Taoiseach comes under fire again, this is the inside story of that coup six years ago.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sit down and grow up': The Dáil just had its first big row since the general election Suspended
From TheJournal.ie Every single child who needs a special needs assistant will get one Education

Every single child who needs a special needs assistant will get one

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said the increase will support 160 new special classes – many for children on the autism spectrum.

From TheJournal.ie They said - the general election count quotes of the weekend Soundbites

They said - the general election count quotes of the weekend

Lots of politicians had lots to say today as you might imagine, and not all of it was nice.

From TheJournal.ie Enda the line? Bruton backs his leader after Fine Gael slump Fine Gael Fallout This post contains videos

Enda the line? Bruton backs his leader after Fine Gael slump

Enda Kenny’s leadership will come under scrutiny following a poor election result for Fine Gael.