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9 in 10 teenage girls aged 15-17 agree consent is always required for sexual activity
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9 in 10 teenage girls aged 15-17 agree consent is always required for sexual activity

Aug 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 25,647 Views 49 Comments

The results of the new Consent Communication study by NUI Galway’s Active* Consent programme.

Poll: Should students wear school uniforms?
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Poll: Should students wear school uniforms?

Apr 9th 2021, 9:24 AM 54,410 Views 93 Comments

Business owner Louisa Meehan says the arguments in favour of school uniforms don’t stack up anymore.

Opinion: Forget the school uniform - it's outdated and out of touch with the real world
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Opinion: Forget the school uniform - it's outdated and out of touch with the real world

Apr 8th 2021, 7:28 PM 39,539 Views 89 Comments

Business owner Louisa Meehan says the arguments in favour of school uniforms don’t stack up anymore.

Summer schools part of England's plan to help children catch up on lost learning
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Summer schools part of England's plan to help children catch up on lost learning

Feb 24th 2021, 8:18 AM 24,959 Views 69 Comments

Johnson pledged an extra £400 million of funding as part of the Government’s catch-up programme.

Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student
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Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student

Feb 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 75,321 Views 0 Comments

It is understood that a separate GSOC investigation is also being carried out.

'It's a mixed day for families': Special-education classes in mainstream schools return from today
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'It's a mixed day for families': Special-education classes in mainstream schools return from today

Feb 22nd 2021, 7:45 PM 21,245 Views 21 Comments

Lorraine Dempsey, interim CEO of Inclusion Ireland said that the part-time schedule was causing “difficulties around routine”.

Plans to relocate Drogheda Educate Together school scrapped amid backlash from parents
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Plans to relocate Drogheda Educate Together school scrapped amid backlash from parents

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 10:14 PM 19,834 Views 9 Comments

Earlier this month, local TDs branded the plans for relocation “ridiculous”.

Junior Certificate examinations will not go ahead this year, Department confirms
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Junior Certificate examinations will not go ahead this year, Department confirms

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 7:25 PM 32,639 Views 48 Comments

Minister for Education Norma Foley briefed teaching unions on the plans this afternoon.

PAC calls for review of temporary school accommodation after €56 million spend in two years
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PAC calls for review of temporary school accommodation after €56 million spend in two years

Feb 12th 2021, 4:11 PM 10,945 Views 18 Comments

A report has found that the longest arrangement for temporary schools accommodation dates back over 20 years to 2000.

Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers
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Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers

Updated Jan 18th 2021, 8:49 PM 102,379 Views 118 Comments

Talks are continuing with unions about the reopening of schools for students with special educational needs.

Re-opening schools for students with special needs to be prioritised by government, says minister
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Re-opening schools for students with special needs to be prioritised by government, says minister

Jan 11th 2021, 3:47 PM 24,002 Views 45 Comments

Four groups, representing 30,00 children, state that remote schooling is not an option for them.

Taoiseach indicates schools will close for rest of month, says ministers will discuss construction shut-down
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Taoiseach indicates schools will close for rest of month, says ministers will discuss construction shut-down

Updated Jan 5th 2021, 2:00 PM 120,954 Views 213 Comments
  • The reopening of schools has already been pushed back to 11 January.
  • The worsening Covid-19 situation has increased pressure to further delay the reopening.
  • A final decision may not be made until the end of the week.
Students at Kerry school advised to stay at home up until 30 December after 17 Covid cases confirmed
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Students at Kerry school advised to stay at home up until 30 December after 17 Covid cases confirmed

Dec 16th 2020, 10:48 PM 39,111 Views 28 Comments

“It has been uncommon to see an outbreak of this scale among a school population,” a HSE letter sent to parents said.

Mayo school that said it would close from today due to Covid cases will now reopen on Monday
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Mayo school that said it would close from today due to Covid cases will now reopen on Monday

Dec 11th 2020, 6:15 PM 39,064 Views 30 Comments

The school board and principal were told it did not have the authority to close the school without public-health experts’ approval.

Female students at Carlow school 'told to not wear tight clothes to PE'
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Female students at Carlow school 'told to not wear tight clothes to PE'

Nov 24th 2020, 7:21 PM 81,086 Views 53 Comments

Thousands of people have signed a petition in protest over the situation.

Education Minister begins search for patrons of three new Dublin primary schools
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Education Minister begins search for patrons of three new Dublin primary schools

Nov 12th 2020, 7:06 PM 31,179 Views 24 Comments

The schools will open next September.

Parents sometimes feel 'coerced' into accepting reduced timetables for their children, committee hears
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Parents sometimes feel 'coerced' into accepting reduced timetables for their children, committee hears

Oct 15th 2020, 3:18 PM 31,868 Views 9 Comments

A Department of Education official said today the practice is to be “limited solely to those circumstances where it is absolutely necessary”.

Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates
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Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates

Sep 28th 2020, 9:23 AM 34,950 Views 26 Comments

Students can also apply to sit the postponed exams in November.

Man charged in relation to aggravated burglary and robbery at school in Longford
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Man charged in relation to aggravated burglary and robbery at school in Longford

Updated Aug 28th 2020, 7:25 PM 34,604 Views 0 Comments

The man is due to appear before a special sitting of Longford District Court this evening.

Is your child worried about going to school? An expert has some tips for parents
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Is your child worried about going to school? An expert has some tips for parents

Aug 27th 2020, 6:15 AM 13,813 Views 12 Comments

Many children, and parents, are anxious about schools reopening.

Back to school costs rising at secondary and primary level as 27% of parents find themselves in debt
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Back to school costs rising at secondary and primary level as 27% of parents find themselves in debt

Aug 12th 2020, 7:57 AM 18,676 Views 36 Comments

The average debt for parents to cover back-to-school costs is €397.

Back to school allowance trebled in response to Covid-19 pandemic
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Back to school allowance trebled in response to Covid-19 pandemic

Aug 6th 2020, 5:40 PM 58,101 Views 55 Comments

The scheme has been extended to include families on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

How will school pods and 'class bubbles' work?
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How will school pods and 'class bubbles' work?

Jul 28th 2020, 8:24 AM 38,425 Views 55 Comments

The aim is that if a student contracts the virus, then only their pod or classroom would have to be sent home to self-isolate.

Poll: Should school meals be provided to children over the summer?
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Poll: Should school meals be provided to children over the summer?

Jun 14th 2020, 10:20 AM 39,204 Views 101 Comments

Some European countries continue providing school meals throughout the summer.

'Why I believe homework should be banned', by one primary school student
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'Why I believe homework should be banned', by one primary school student

May 15th 2020, 7:00 PM 28,815 Views 0 Comments

Misha McEnaney is a fifth class student. He outlines why he believes homework should be banned for all children.

Why not prepping for the Olympics feels a bit like the days when I avoided homework in school
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Why not prepping for the Olympics feels a bit like the days when I avoided homework in school

Mar 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 2,184 Views 0 Comments

In the first of a series of columns, track cyclist Mark Downey gives his thoughts on Tokyo 2020′s postponement.

'There is a lot of panic': Health officials meet parents of children who attend school shut over Covid-19 case
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'There is a lot of panic': Health officials meet parents of children who attend school shut over Covid-19 case

Mar 2nd 2020, 10:51 PM 50,353 Views 49 Comments

A school in Dublin today began a two-week closing period after a pupil was diagnosed with Covid-19.

Schools in Wicklow and Dublin taking precautions after return of students from Italy ski trips
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Schools in Wicklow and Dublin taking precautions after return of students from Italy ski trips

Feb 25th 2020, 4:43 PM 133,203 Views 50 Comments

Schools are being constantly updated by the HSE regarding the outbreak.

Gardaí investigating suspected criminal damage after fire breaks out at property in Athboy
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Gardaí investigating suspected criminal damage after fire breaks out at property in Athboy

Feb 13th 2020, 7:45 AM 11,999 Views 1 Comment

It is understood the fire took place at the former O’Growney National School.

This wristband subtly alerts teachers when a student with Autism is feeling overwhelmed
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This wristband subtly alerts teachers when a student with Autism is feeling overwhelmed

Jan 9th 2020, 11:17 AM 145,351 Views 35 Comments

The project is on display at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition this week.

Four children among those killed after missiles hit Syrian school
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Four children among those killed after missiles hit Syrian school

Jan 1st 2020, 3:31 PM 10,792 Views 16 Comments

Missiles fired by Syrian regime forces killed eight civilians today, a war monitor has said.

Enrolments rise in multi-denominational schools, but there's been a very slight decrease in Catholic schools
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Enrolments rise in multi-denominational schools, but there's been a very slight decrease in Catholic schools

Dec 23rd 2019, 2:15 PM 14,189 Views 40 Comments

Almost 940,000 pupils are enrolled in primary and post-primary schools in Ireland.

School secretaries unhappy with 'an absolute joke' 1.5% pay increase offer
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School secretaries unhappy with 'an absolute joke' 1.5% pay increase offer

Dec 13th 2019, 6:01 AM 10,644 Views 33 Comments

Talks broke down between the Department of Education and Fórsa at the Workplace Relations Commission this week.

Murder investigation launched after 12-year-old boy killed in Essex car crash
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Murder investigation launched after 12-year-old boy killed in Essex car crash

Dec 2nd 2019, 8:13 PM 19,070 Views 0 Comments

Other children who attended a nearby school were also injured in the fatal collision.

Half of LGBT+ students have heard homophobic or transphobic comments from staff members at school
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Half of LGBT+ students have heard homophobic or transphobic comments from staff members at school

Nov 12th 2019, 6:45 AM 20,283 Views 123 Comments

73% of LGBT+ students surveyed said they feel unsafe at school.

Minister wants History to be 'mandatory' for Junior Cycle
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Minister wants History to be 'mandatory' for Junior Cycle

Oct 1st 2019, 8:23 AM 9,923 Views 53 Comments

Maths, Irish and English are currently the only compulsory subjects, bar some exceptions.

High Court quashes decision compelling school to re-enroll boy (8) who assaulted teacher with hurl
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High Court quashes decision compelling school to re-enroll boy (8) who assaulted teacher with hurl

Sep 25th 2019, 10:30 PM 34,917 Views 0 Comments

The boy in question has special needs and is on the autism spectrum.

Father awarded €3.5k in discrimination case over daughter's enrolment in school
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Father awarded €3.5k in discrimination case over daughter's enrolment in school

Sep 24th 2019, 9:07 PM 44,269 Views 0 Comments

The father took the gender discrimination case under the Equal Status Act at the Workplace Relations Commission.

Police officer suspended after arresting two 6-year-olds in Florida school
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Police officer suspended after arresting two 6-year-olds in Florida school

Sep 23rd 2019, 9:14 PM 34,325 Views 0 Comments

The grandmother of one of the children said the child was arrested after she threw a temper tantrum and kicked somebody.

Hundreds of school secretaries begin strike action this morning
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Hundreds of school secretaries begin strike action this morning

Sep 20th 2019, 10:34 AM 10,769 Views 10 Comments

Secretaries are calling for better pay and conditions from the Department of Education.

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