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School psychology service 'unaccountable' and on verge of 'collapse', warns principal
The National Educational Psychology Services (NEPS) is down about 20% of required staff at present.
Sources with experience of the schools psychology service told of how barely a handful of students in each school can avail of the treatment.
One principal warned that the service's refusal to operate waiting lists means there is little data on how many students require intervention.
'You just know that if the child had been seen when they should have been seen in the first place, they wouldn't be in crisis,' Simon Lewis said.
Yesterday
25th February 2024
Quiz: How well do you know these weird logos and mascots?
Here's what happened today: Sunday
Vandalising of monuments 'as much a concern' as climate change impact
Heritage experts warn of the effect of mindless damage as Noteworthy reveals historical sites across Ireland attacked at least 140 times in past three years.
Money Diaries: A financial advisor on €55K living in Dublin
Van Dijk leads Liverpool to Carabao Cup glory with extra-time winner against Chelsea
Cork’s Caoimhin Kelleher made a string of vital saves before Van Dijk headed Liverpool’s winner in the 118th minute.
SPOTLIGHT
RTÉ crisis deepens
The RTÉ board chair quit after the media minister failed to express confidence – so what happens now?
Intervention
Catherine Martin failed to express confidence in the board chair in a Prime Time interview
Resignation
Siún Ni Raghallaigh was left with no choice but to quit after another chaotic week
Escalation
How events have played out in the wake of Ni Raghallaigh's resignation
Negotiation
Kevin Bakhurst has asked former execs to waive confidentiality over exit deals
Body of man (80s) found at residence in Castlemaine, Gardaí investigating 'all circumstances'
Series of arson incidents took place in Cork city centre retailers today
Government were made aware of new RTÉ exit package review arrangements in October
Cork hold off late Waterford charge to land first win of hurling league
Boy (10) airlifted to hospital after being seriously injured in road incident in Co Clare
Italy denied historic win in France as Garbisi hits the post with 82nd-minute penalty
Division 1 leaders Derry maintain 100% start with five-point win in Galway
Israel threatens to pull out of Eurovision if 'October rain' entry is vetoed
Ukraine says half of promised Western arms are being delivered late and it's costing lives
Man in his 20s dies following single-vehicle collision in Co Cork
SPOTLIGHT
A year after the quakes
On the ground in earthquake-hit regions of Turkey
Slow recovery
Thousands still live in containers and tents
Displaced
'The earthquake was a year ago, but every day we relive the same trauma'
Podcast
What is life like in Turkey right now?
Refugees
People who fled Syria now face rebuilding their lives again
Sinn Féin bounces back from dip in support, according to latest poll
Poll: Cillian Murphy has scooped another award for Oppenheimer - have you seen the film?
Bishops’ Conference says family referendum could ‘weaken incentive for young people to marry'
Two-week campaign leading to Portugal election kicks off, with populists hoping to make impact
Cillian Murphy lands Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor
Sitdown Sunday: From Walkmans to Game Boys - meet the people who still use retro gadgets
'I've never been told not to sing rebel songs, but I know some are reluctant to sing them now'
Close to 100 people killed in overnight strikes in Gaza as Israel discusses next steps in truce talks
US and UK forces launch new strikes against 18 Houthi targets in Yemen
SPOTLIGHT
Voices
A wide mix of viewpoints, analysis and first-hand experiences
The people of the West Bank are stuck in hellish game they never agreed to play
Hannah McCarthy
My dad was in the Orange Order, but I'd probably vote for a United Ireland
Emma DeSouza
We need to get real about the dangers of smartphone use by young children
Dr Catherine Conlon
The Hen Harrier is the canary in the coal mine for upland biodiversity in Ireland
Ciaran Brennan
Trump easily defeats Nikki Haley in Republican primary in her home state of South Carolina
Ciaran Mullooly: RTÉ told staff to take our medicine because we were all equal - that was wrong
Three men remanded in custody in connection with multi-million Blanchardstown drug seizure
Woman denied Troubles’ payment scheme warns application process 're-traumatises victims'
Coastal erosion will wipe out many ancient seaside sites and monuments
Escalating storms and extreme weather caused by climate change will increase coastal erosion with many Irish landmarks unable to be saved, experts say.
A number of monuments and historical buildings already falling into the sea
Nationwide climate hazard map of threatened sites set to be launched
Government: Managed loss of history ‘must be addressed’
Last week
18th February 2024 - 24th February 2024
Arsenal maintain Premier League title charge with demolition of Newcastle
3-4 for Con O'Callaghan as Dublin blow Kerry away
Quiz: Can you name the chocolate bar from the chocolate?
The Evening Fix: Saturday
Larry Donnelly: Quick takes on US politics - where are we now in the race for the White House?
RTÉ says Kneecap agreed not to wear pro-Palestine badges on The Late Late, but did anyway
Dublin man arrested in prison 'drone drugs bust' had €180k in alleged crime proceeds, court told
Illegal cigarette factory shut down in Dublin