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Three quarters of LGBTQ+ students feel unsafe at school, says new report
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Three quarters of LGBTQ+ students feel unsafe at school, says new report

Nov 15th 2022, 8:24 AM 13,578 Views 82 Comments

The survey was carried out by BeLong To.

# schools - Last month October 2022

St Michael's to play in World Schools rugby competition in Thailand
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St Michael's to play in World Schools rugby competition in Thailand

Oct 13th 2022, 2:34 PM 15,650 Views 10 Comments

The Dublin school has gained international acclaim for its rugby programme.

# schools - This year 2022

Poll: Have you noticed more traffic today?
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Poll: Have you noticed more traffic today?

Aug 31st 2022, 10:30 AM 19,582 Views 13 Comments

Many schools are reopening today or later this week.

New SPHE syllabus to teach Junior Certs how to recognise domestic violence, minister says
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New SPHE syllabus to teach Junior Certs how to recognise domestic violence, minister says

Updated Jul 18th 2022, 3:03 PM 14,157 Views 0 Comments

Emotional wellbeing, gender, and how to be safe online will be updated features of a new SPHE curriculum.

Nearly 7,000 Ukrainian students enrolled in Irish schools
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Nearly 7,000 Ukrainian students enrolled in Irish schools

Jun 6th 2022, 6:00 AM 16,228 Views 8 Comments

Nearly 1,000 children and teens have enrolled in schools here since mid May.

Nearly 6,000 Ukrainian children and teens enrolled in Irish schools
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Nearly 6,000 Ukrainian children and teens enrolled in Irish schools

May 16th 2022, 6:00 AM 13,582 Views 10 Comments

The Department will continue to publish figures on the enrolment of Ukrainian children each month.

Govt to pay up to 70% of inflation-related construction costs on State projects
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Govt to pay up to 70% of inflation-related construction costs on State projects

May 10th 2022, 1:45 PM 11,310 Views 15 Comments

The minister says there is a real risk of projects not being completed if the State didn’t step in.

Parents left stressed after schools report children to Tusla for missing days due to Covid
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Parents left stressed after schools report children to Tusla for missing days due to Covid

Apr 13th 2022, 12:05 AM 53,827 Views 35 Comments
Schools under 'incredible pressure' due to staff shortages amid current Covid-19 wave
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Schools under 'incredible pressure' due to staff shortages amid current Covid-19 wave

Mar 25th 2022, 12:05 AM 51,685 Views 67 Comments
  • Staff absence in schools is reportedly "very high" due to the current wave of the virus.
  • The Department of Education said its helpline remains open to support schools.
  • It said measures taken to support the supply of substitute teachers also remain in place.
Cabinet agrees to end almost all Covid-19 health measures from next Monday
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Cabinet agrees to end almost all Covid-19 health measures from next Monday

Updated Feb 22nd 2022, 7:57 PM 76,992 Views 69 Comments

Updated guidance will be issued for early learning and childcare providers on preventing the spread of infection.

Mask wearing looks set to become optional in the coming weeks
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Mask wearing looks set to become optional in the coming weeks

Feb 15th 2022, 6:21 PM 106,751 Views 133 Comments
  • The mask requirement on public transport, shops and in schools is expected to be lifted soon
  • The move will be one of the biggest changes in the pandemic, writes Christina Finn
  • Members of NPHET met with Health Minister Stephen Donnelly on Monday night
Galway, Kerry and Wexford schools celebrate GAA senior provincial final wins
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Galway, Kerry and Wexford schools celebrate GAA senior provincial final wins

Feb 12th 2022, 3:40 PM 8,361 Views 2 Comments

The silverware is heading to Tuam, Killarney and New Ross.

Leaving Cert student: The government needs to listen to students for once and for all
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Leaving Cert student: The government needs to listen to students for once and for all

Jan 15th 2022, 7:00 PM 21,887 Views 0 Comments

Stella Butler shares her frustration at what she feels is a lack of long-term planning from government on schools.

Over 500 Covid outbreaks associated with school students and staff in second half of 2021
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Over 500 Covid outbreaks associated with school students and staff in second half of 2021

Jan 6th 2022, 2:01 PM 16,474 Views 40 Comments

That’s according to the latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

'Enormous unease' about schools reopening amid concerns about teacher substitutes, unions say
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'Enormous unease' about schools reopening amid concerns about teacher substitutes, unions say

Updated Jan 5th 2022, 10:30 AM 60,024 Views 102 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley said that the next few weeks would be challenging.

ASTI warns return of schools is ‘unacceptable risk’ without new measures
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ASTI warns return of schools is ‘unacceptable risk’ without new measures

Jan 3rd 2022, 9:57 PM 62,531 Views 129 Comments

The teachers union will ask the Department of Health to introduce ‘a delayed and staggered reopening’ of schools at a meeting tomorrow.

England's education minister says classes may be merged to allow schools to stay open
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England's education minister says classes may be merged to allow schools to stay open

Updated Jan 3rd 2022, 6:32 PM 36,007 Views 26 Comments

The Education Secretary said it was preferable for schools to remain open, even if that meant secondary school students wearing masks.

# schools - Last year 2021

Leaving Cert oral exams and practical music exams to be deferred until Easter break
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Leaving Cert oral exams and practical music exams to be deferred until Easter break

Dec 20th 2021, 5:15 PM 20,457 Views 3 Comments

It was decided that the exams will take place outside of school time over the first week of the school Easter holidays.

Closing schools this Friday would be 'sensible', says leading immunology professor
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Closing schools this Friday would be 'sensible', says leading immunology professor

Dec 14th 2021, 5:26 PM 40,620 Views 64 Comments

Christine Loscher added that schoolchildren are currently the population’s largest unvaccinated group and will be mixing in coming days.

Poll: Do you think schools should close earlier for Christmas due to Covid?
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Poll: Do you think schools should close earlier for Christmas due to Covid?

Dec 10th 2021, 9:04 AM 79,366 Views 115 Comments

Denmark is adding four extra days to the school Christmas holidays to counter its Covid surge.

Schools across the country advised to 'open tomorrow as usual'
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Schools across the country advised to 'open tomorrow as usual'

Updated Dec 8th 2021, 3:01 PM 76,267 Views 74 Comments

Schools are closed in 12 counties today.

Taoiseach says funding will be made available to schools that wish to purchase HEPA filters
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Taoiseach says funding will be made available to schools that wish to purchase HEPA filters

Dec 7th 2021, 4:20 PM 13,596 Views 14 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald says children and teachers are left freezing in classrooms as windows must be left open.

Unmasked students should not be excluded from school, department advises
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Unmasked students should not be excluded from school, department advises

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 12:27 PM 27,711 Views 60 Comments

The CEO of the Irish Primary Principals’ Network said there have been “high levels of compliance” among children wearing masks.

Taoiseach says he's ‘not entirely comfortable’ with children wearing masks in school
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Taoiseach says he's ‘not entirely comfortable’ with children wearing masks in school

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 7:56 PM 26,048 Views 49 Comments

The recommendation was made by public health officials last week.

School principal: 'Consideration must be given to children when it comes to face masks in classrooms'
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School principal: 'Consideration must be given to children when it comes to face masks in classrooms'

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 4:45 PM 25,558 Views 41 Comments

One school principal writes about their take on the latest advice that children from third class must wear face masks.

Chair of expert ventilation group says Nolan's comment on HEPA filters 'defies laws of physics'
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Chair of expert ventilation group says Nolan's comment on HEPA filters 'defies laws of physics'

Dec 1st 2021, 4:39 PM 87,904 Views 67 Comments

Professor John Wenger said the filters could help schools with poor ventilation.

Children aged nine and over to be asked to wear masks indoors in public on temporary basis
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Children aged nine and over to be asked to wear masks indoors in public on temporary basis

Nov 30th 2021, 5:27 PM 70,372 Views 193 Comments

Cabinet minister met today to consider advice from NPHET on the current Covid-19 situation.

Paul Murphy: If we are serious about tackling Covid, we must get real on ventilation
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Paul Murphy: If we are serious about tackling Covid, we must get real on ventilation

Updated Nov 30th 2021, 10:00 AM 39,193 Views 75 Comments

The People Before Profit TD says ventilation has been all but ignored by the government in the battle against Covid.

Emergency measures to tackle teacher shortages 'perpetuating unequal pay', say teaching unions
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Emergency measures to tackle teacher shortages 'perpetuating unequal pay', say teaching unions

Nov 29th 2021, 10:57 PM 22,021 Views 68 Comments

Emergency measures include an increased involvement of student teachers and retired teachers.

Donnelly: Suspected cases of Omicron variant identified, new strain 'likely' in Ireland
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Donnelly: Suspected cases of Omicron variant identified, new strain 'likely' in Ireland

Updated Nov 29th 2021, 1:27 PM 103,956 Views 122 Comments

The health minister also said plans to subsidise antigen tests have been scrapped because prices have dropped in recent weeks.

Hot school meals programme to be extended to another 81 primary schools
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Hot school meals programme to be extended to another 81 primary schools

Nov 22nd 2021, 1:36 PM 22,654 Views 7 Comments

The schools had submitted an expression of interest in the programme in November 2020 but were not chosen at that time.

Teachers' union says 'significant number' of school staff contracted Covid in recent weeks
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Teachers' union says 'significant number' of school staff contracted Covid in recent weeks

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 9:20 AM 36,930 Views 81 Comments

A survey found 605 staff across 877 schools tested positive for the virus recently.

What does the data we have tell us about Covid-19 outbreaks in this school year?
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What does the data we have tell us about Covid-19 outbreaks in this school year?

Nov 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 28,540 Views 30 Comments

A shift in how Covid-19 cases in schools are being dealt with has taken place this week – so how bad is transmission?

More than 80 reports to NI police over fake TikTok accounts for local schools
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More than 80 reports to NI police over fake TikTok accounts for local schools

Nov 18th 2021, 6:52 PM 8,642 Views 0 Comments

PSNI superintendent Arnie O’Neill said some of the content being shared is abusive.

Details of Covid-19 antigen testing system in primary schools announced
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Details of Covid-19 antigen testing system in primary schools announced

Nov 18th 2021, 3:47 PM 24,297 Views 34 Comments

The tests will be offered to close contacts in the same pod at first, and expanded if necessary.

HSE: Schools can inform of positive Covid cases if they receive parental consent
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HSE: Schools can inform of positive Covid cases if they receive parental consent

Nov 16th 2021, 6:15 AM 40,192 Views 17 Comments

The HSE said it only recommended against this in cases where parental consent wasn’t sought or it wasn’t GDPR compliant.

HSE says 'disappearing' list on online portal is intentional for close contacts in schools
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HSE says 'disappearing' list on online portal is intentional for close contacts in schools

Nov 14th 2021, 11:00 AM 46,575 Views 14 Comments

It was highlighted that a positive case’s close contacts disappeared when the ‘school setting’ option was selected.

Taoiseach: No return to widespread contact tracing in school settings
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Taoiseach: No return to widespread contact tracing in school settings

Oct 29th 2021, 7:09 PM 15,350 Views 29 Comments

But Micheál Martin said that NPHET or the HSE may pilot antigen testing in some settings off the back of ECDC advice.

INTO calls for immediate reintroduction of student Covid testing as school closes after outbreak
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INTO calls for immediate reintroduction of student Covid testing as school closes after outbreak

Updated Oct 18th 2021, 5:51 PM 35,924 Views 38 Comments

Vicky Barron said that it is clear that there are “serious flaws” in the guidance.

Teachers want 'acknowledgement and investment' rather than pandemic bonus
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Teachers want 'acknowledgement and investment' rather than pandemic bonus

Oct 1st 2021, 8:30 PM 22,229 Views 42 Comments

Senior government members have said a bonus payment for frontline workers is under consideration.

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