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# department-of-education - Thursday 11 January, 2018

'It's a global campus': Ireland's most expensive school with yearly €24k fees to open in September
# Nord Anglia
# Nord Anglia

'It's a global campus': Ireland's most expensive school with yearly €24k fees to open in September

Jan 11th 2018, 2:15 PM 42,141 Views 76 Comments

The Nord Anglia International School in Dublin will offer students the International Baccalaureate.

# department-of-education - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Are you a lone parent? If so, you might be eligible for a €5,000 per year higher education bursary
# 1916 Bursary Fund
# 1916 Bursary Fund

Are you a lone parent? If so, you might be eligible for a €5,000 per year higher education bursary

Dec 30th 2017, 6:10 AM 48,782 Views 41 Comments

Students will be allocated €5,000 per year over the next three years, coming to a total of €6 million.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Government plans to scrap provision allowing church to appoint teachers and principals
# Religious Orders
# Religious Orders

Government plans to scrap provision allowing church to appoint teachers and principals

Dec 19th 2017, 8:39 PM 12,901 Views 46 Comments

Current criteria allows the Catholic church to appoint nuns, priests, monks and brothers as principals and teachers in schools.

# department-of-education - Friday 1 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 1st 2017, 7:45 PM 11,374 Views 20 Comments

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

# department-of-education - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

'No more baptism barrier': Catholic schools won't use religion as admission criteria, says Bruton
# Religious Reasons
# Religious Reasons

'No more baptism barrier': Catholic schools won't use religion as admission criteria, says Bruton

Jun 28th 2017, 10:29 PM 25,573 Views 169 Comments

There will still be exceptions in cases of minority schools, the Minister said.

# department-of-education - Sunday 25 June, 2017

English Language Teachers start shouting louder about their working rights
# Education Regulation
# Education Regulation

English Language Teachers start shouting louder about their working rights

Jun 25th 2017, 6:30 AM 12,535 Views 12 Comments

The Department of Education won’t meet with the teachers as they are private workers.

# department-of-education - Friday 2 June, 2017

Sale of iconic Harold's Cross greyhound stadium for €23m gets go-ahead
# Past The Post
# Past The Post

Sale of iconic Harold's Cross greyhound stadium for €23m gets go-ahead

Jun 2nd 2017, 10:51 AM 11,890 Views 43 Comments

The 89-year-old stadium shut in February and a school will be built on the site.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

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

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

May 30th 2017, 6:19 PM 20,362 Views 25 Comments

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

# department-of-education - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Harold's Cross Stadium is being sold to make way for schools
# Sold
# Sold

Harold's Cross Stadium is being sold to make way for schools

May 2nd 2017, 7:20 PM 23,481 Views 35 Comments

But nobody is saying for how much.

# department-of-education - Monday 17 April, 2017

Government initiative to encourage more Travellers to become teachers
# Diversity
# Diversity

Government initiative to encourage more Travellers to become teachers

Apr 17th 2017, 12:42 PM 12,731 Views 33 Comments

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

# department-of-education - Thursday 3 November, 2016

No movement in teachers' pay discussions ahead of next week's strike
# Deadlock
# Deadlock

No movement in teachers' pay discussions ahead of next week's strike

Nov 3rd 2016, 5:58 PM 23,963 Views 79 Comments

The gardaí are not the only public servants who are currently locked in talks.

# department-of-education - Friday 23 September, 2016

Seven sex abuse victims dropped cases against the State after it sent them letters
# Letters
# Letters

Seven sex abuse victims dropped cases against the State after it sent them letters

Sep 23rd 2016, 6:15 AM 20,532 Views 53 Comments

Earlier this year, it was reported that people abused while in Irish national schools had received the letters.

# department-of-education - Friday 22 July, 2016

The State sent 'intimidating' legal letters to abuse survivors about their legal actions
# National School Abuse
# National School Abuse

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

Jul 22nd 2016, 6:18 PM 21,396 Views 61 Comments

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

# department-of-education - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 14th 2016, 4:17 PM 23,537 Views 37 Comments

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

# department-of-education - Thursday 9 June, 2016

'He's going to struggle': Teenager with learning disability denied Leaving Cert support
# Education
# Education

'He's going to struggle': Teenager with learning disability denied Leaving Cert support

Jun 9th 2016, 6:07 AM 28,937 Views 57 Comments

Hundreds of students each year are denied supports like readers and scribes and advocates say the SEC needs to widen eligibility criteria.

# department-of-education - Friday 20 May, 2016

Student with dyslexia brings fresh High Court appeal to secure help for Leaving Cert exams
# Courts
# Courts

Student with dyslexia brings fresh High Court appeal to secure help for Leaving Cert exams

May 20th 2016, 8:17 AM 14,180 Views 17 Comments

His previous application for a reader was refused before the supporting evidence was submitted.

# department-of-education - Monday 16 May, 2016

'Like most of my friends, I baptised my children so they could go to school': The anger of Ireland's non-religious parents
# Opting Out
# Opting Out

'Like most of my friends, I baptised my children so they could go to school': The anger of Ireland's non-religious parents

May 16th 2016, 6:15 AM 59,316 Views 474 Comments

Documents released to TheJournal.ie under freedom of information show the anger of Ireland’s non-religious parents.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Dyslexic student launches High Court action after being denied exam support
# Courts
# Courts

Dyslexic student launches High Court action after being denied exam support

May 10th 2016, 8:04 AM 21,268 Views 0 Comments

The 18-year-old Leaving Cert student is hoping to secure a reader that will allow him to understand exam papers.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Religious discrimination in schools to be addressed 'before the next school year'
# Rule 68
# Rule 68

Religious discrimination in schools to be addressed 'before the next school year'

Dec 9th 2015, 12:52 PM 22,609 Views 211 Comments

Minister Jan O’Sullivan says the government won’t be getting to it before the election.

# department-of-education - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Schools getting zero direction on how to teach kids through technology
# Opinion
# Opinion

Schools getting zero direction on how to teach kids through technology

Nov 12th 2015, 8:00 AM 242 Views 34 Comments

Over the past 20 years, teachers have struggled to successfully incorporate computers and tablets into the classroom in Ireland, writes Fergal McCarthy.

# department-of-education - Monday 19 October, 2015

Mother starts second week chaining herself to the front of the Department of Education
# Educational Needs
# Educational Needs

Mother starts second week chaining herself to the front of the Department of Education

Oct 19th 2015, 4:41 PM 15,512 Views 45 Comments

This is in relation to a grant payment for her son, who has autism.

# department-of-education - Friday 16 October, 2015

Mother chains herself to government gates to protest son's educational treatment
# Chained
# Chained

Mother chains herself to government gates to protest son's educational treatment

Oct 16th 2015, 3:44 PM 20,069 Views 59 Comments

Aaron, who has autism, had previously attended a specialist facility close to his home.

# department-of-education - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Child (6) deemed by school to be “an unacceptable risk” to other students will be let reapply
# Behavioural Difficulties
# Behavioural Difficulties

Child (6) deemed by school to be “an unacceptable risk” to other students will be let reapply

Sep 10th 2015, 1:47 PM 25,264 Views 0 Comments

The school had earlier been told to enrol him. The board will now consider a new application.

# department-of-education - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Explainer: The Leaving Cert's getting a massive overhaul. Here's how it'll work.
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Explainer: The Leaving Cert's getting a massive overhaul. Here's how it'll work.

Sep 3rd 2015, 1:04 PM 35,813 Views 46 Comments

New reforms launched today are aimed at reducing the pressure faced by students at exam time.

# department-of-education - Thursday 27 August, 2015

'Abandoned, remote and neglected': This is the school Educate Together don't want to use
# Mayo
# Mayo

'Abandoned, remote and neglected': This is the school Educate Together don't want to use

Aug 27th 2015, 7:54 AM 31,959 Views 95 Comments

Educate Together says the school is not suitable as it is too far from the town.

# department-of-education - Saturday 18 July, 2015

'We'll depopulate - and very, very quickly the island will be gone'
# A Way Of Life Gone
# A Way Of Life Gone

'We'll depopulate - and very, very quickly the island will be gone'

Jul 18th 2015, 7:30 AM 23,316 Views 29 Comments

The people of Inis Meáin are campaigning hard to get a second teacher for their primary school – but so far their protests are falling on deaf ears.

# department-of-education - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Taxpayers could end up footing €4.1m bill for student grant overpayment
# Chaotic Delays
# Chaotic Delays

Taxpayers could end up footing €4.1m bill for student grant overpayment

Jun 11th 2015, 12:37 PM 12,317 Views 27 Comments

The Department of Education has apologised for the error.

# department-of-education - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Catholic Church tells Irish schools how they should treat non-Catholics
# Inclusion
# Inclusion

Catholic Church tells Irish schools how they should treat non-Catholics

Mar 12th 2015, 1:52 PM 21,359 Views 118 Comments

Atheist Ireland said the proposals do not respect the human rights of atheist or secular families.

# department-of-education - Friday 13 February, 2015

Teachers are miffed Junior Cert  details were leaked to newspaper
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Teachers are miffed Junior Cert details were leaked to newspaper

Feb 13th 2015, 5:01 PM 16,348 Views 36 Comments

Unions have rejected the draft document but say it may form the basis for discussions.

# department-of-education - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Poll: Should teachers mark their own students for State exams?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should teachers mark their own students for State exams?

Jan 29th 2015, 10:11 AM 18,287 Views 80 Comments

Talks on the Junior Cycle dispute are getting underway today.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Garda vetting of 36,000 teachers will wait until after new laws are brought in
# Background Checks
# Background Checks

Garda vetting of 36,000 teachers will wait until after new laws are brought in

Jan 21st 2015, 1:27 PM 9,416 Views 9 Comments

The minister also wants fitness to teach hearings to be held in public.

# department-of-education - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Minister to reconsider keeping data on school children until they're 30
# Database
# Database

Minister to reconsider keeping data on school children until they're 30

Jan 8th 2015, 1:57 PM 8,550 Views 50 Comments

The Department’s plans for a national database have come under fire.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Department's plan to collect data on every child a 'worrying overreach of the State'
# Pps Numbers
# Pps Numbers

Department's plan to collect data on every child a 'worrying overreach of the State'

Jan 7th 2015, 1:35 PM 16,440 Views 115 Comments

The information could be until the child is 30.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Student teachers say Gaeltacht placement is 'unregulated waste of money'
# Education
# Education

Student teachers say Gaeltacht placement is 'unregulated waste of money'

Sep 17th 2014, 7:15 AM 29,025 Views 24 Comments

The Department of Education said it had not taken the decision to abolish the subsidy lightly but cuts had to be made.

# department-of-education - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Discrimination against LGBT teachers to end under amended law
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Discrimination against LGBT teachers to end under amended law

Jun 28th 2014, 1:13 PM 12,338 Views 56 Comments

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik says she is “delighted” that on Dublin Pride day the Government will move on her bill.

# department-of-education - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Court tells department to give two children with Down syndrome maximum resource teaching hours
# Ruling
# Ruling

Court tells department to give two children with Down syndrome maximum resource teaching hours

Jun 26th 2014, 8:35 PM 15,150 Views 19 Comments

The High Court made the decision in a dispute between two families and the Department of Education.

Whistleblower says builders paid by State are defrauding the welfare system
# Dáil Claims
# Dáil Claims

Whistleblower says builders paid by State are defrauding the welfare system

Jun 26th 2014, 2:19 PM 9,538 Views 15 Comments

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn dealt with the claims raised by Fianna Fáil’s Robert Troy at Leaders’ Questions today.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Special needs assistants unsure if they will have work in September
# Impact
# Impact

Special needs assistants unsure if they will have work in September

Jun 25th 2014, 5:12 PM 14,405 Views 12 Comments

The overall number of SNAs are up, but some schools have lost out on hours.

# department-of-education - Saturday 7 June, 2014

TD warns that children's lives are being put at risk during storms
# Red Alert
# Red Alert

TD warns that children's lives are being put at risk during storms

Jun 7th 2014, 9:00 AM 11,801 Views 14 Comments

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn admitted that the current advice system for schools may need to be updated.

# department-of-education - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Schools are campaigning against new plans for reviews of special needs assistants
# We Care Do You
# We Care Do You

Schools are campaigning against new plans for reviews of special needs assistants

Jun 1st 2014, 8:45 AM 9,394 Views 41 Comments

A circular by the Department of Education outlines new guidelines that would see children with special needs subjected to reviews to keep their SNA supports.