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# education - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Education minister pleads with school secretaries to cancel planned industrial action tomorrow
# Pay Gap
# Pay Gap

Education minister pleads with school secretaries to cancel planned industrial action tomorrow

Jan 9th 2020, 6:26 PM 12,568 Views 27 Comments

Rallies have been organised at a number of locations including at Leinster House and at the minister’s Donegal constituency offices.

# education - Monday 23 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 23rd 2019, 2:15 PM 14,177 Views 40 Comments

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

# education - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Patronage of six new post-primary schools announced, with two going to Educate Together
# Secondary SChools
# Secondary SChools

Patronage of six new post-primary schools announced, with two going to Educate Together

Dec 17th 2019, 5:22 PM 28,667 Views 21 Comments

The six schools are due to open in September 2020.

# education - Friday 13 December, 2019

School secretaries unhappy with 'an absolute joke' 1.5% pay increase offer
# Department Of Education
# Department Of Education

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.

# education - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

How are Ireland's 15-year-olds doing in school compared with the rest of the world?
# Education
# Education

How are Ireland's 15-year-olds doing in school compared with the rest of the world?

Dec 3rd 2019, 1:13 PM 28,940 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s students among top performers in reading, science and maths, but are more dissatisfied with their lives.

# education - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Chair of child abuse inquiry reports "seriously erroneous" figure in commission report
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Chair of child abuse inquiry reports "seriously erroneous" figure in commission report

Nov 26th 2019, 7:48 AM 9,059 Views 7 Comments

Mr Justice Ryan said the claim that 170,000 were admitted to institutional school is, in fact, closer to 42,000.

# education - Sunday 10 November, 2019

'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'
# Smartphones
# Smartphones

'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'

Nov 10th 2019, 7:30 AM 20,710 Views 23 Comments

Parents and teachers need to be better equipped to talk to young people about sex and relationships, Noeline Blackwell has said.

# education - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

'The teachers hated me': High rate of school suspensions among homeless men revealed by new study
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'The teachers hated me': High rate of school suspensions among homeless men revealed by new study

Nov 6th 2019, 10:08 AM 17,860 Views 42 Comments

Failings in the school system increase the risk of homelessness, according to a new study.

# education - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

LIT and AIT want to join up to create a River Shannon-linked technological university
# Better Than One
# Better Than One

LIT and AIT want to join up to create a River Shannon-linked technological university

Oct 15th 2019, 2:51 PM 12,223 Views 7 Comments

The goal is to create a new unique, disruptive technological university.

# education - Monday 14 October, 2019

Building company facing legal action from Dept of Education to 'vigorously contest' any litigation
# Legal Action
# Legal Action

Building company facing legal action from Dept of Education to 'vigorously contest' any litigation

Oct 14th 2019, 9:36 PM 19,212 Views 0 Comments

Some 42 schools constructed by Western Building Systems have been at the centre of a safety probe.

# education - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Gaeltacht grant to be restored for trainee teachers but not all students will be eligible
# Múinteoirí
# Múinteoirí

Gaeltacht grant to be restored for trainee teachers but not all students will be eligible

Oct 10th 2019, 6:10 AM 15,895 Views 11 Comments

Minister Joe McHugh announced the measure in his department’s Budget 2020 briefing.

# education - Monday 7 October, 2019

Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases
# July Provision
# July Provision

Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases

Oct 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 21,863 Views 17 Comments

The scheme provides funding towards extra schooling in July for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or severe learning disability.

# education - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Opinion: Many students will be locked out of third-level if costs and supports don't start to balance
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Many students will be locked out of third-level if costs and supports don't start to balance

Oct 5th 2019, 7:30 PM 11,502 Views 20 Comments

The cost of accommodation, grant reductions and rising fees are causing real challenges to young people.

# education - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Opinion: 'History's special status at Junior Cert level should be celebrated, but the curriculum has major blind spots'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'History's special status at Junior Cert level should be celebrated, but the curriculum has major blind spots'

Oct 3rd 2019, 7:00 AM 10,567 Views 14 Comments

Aspects of Irish history are conspicuous by their absence from the syllabus, writes Caoimhín de Barra.

# education - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Education minister agrees to bring school secretaries dispute to Workplace Relations Commission
# WRC
# WRC

Education minister agrees to bring school secretaries dispute to Workplace Relations Commission

Oct 2nd 2019, 10:24 PM 7,127 Views 9 Comments

The dispute centres around the fact that only a few hundred of the country’s 3,500 secretaries are paid directly by the Department.

# education - Thursday 26 September, 2019

'We're seen as glorified babysitters': Survey finds 94% of childcare workers can't make ends meet
# Childcare
# Childcare

'We're seen as glorified babysitters': Survey finds 94% of childcare workers can't make ends meet

Sep 26th 2019, 2:52 PM 22,473 Views 28 Comments

More than half of people working in the sector are actively looking for another job.

# education - Monday 16 September, 2019

Teachers at DCU English school say offer of 50c pay increase is 'a slap in the face'
# Exclusive
# Exclusive

Teachers at DCU English school say offer of 50c pay increase is 'a slap in the face'

Sep 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,659 Views 29 Comments

Staff at the school have raised a number of issues about pay and conditions.

# education - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Parents threaten High Court action against school over reduction of subjects taught in Irish
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Parents threaten High Court action against school over reduction of subjects taught in Irish

Sep 12th 2019, 5:27 PM 21,226 Views 29 Comments

The board has said teacher shortages led to the decision to have most subjects taught in English.

# education - Sunday 8 September, 2019

'Lost in the system': Some school secretaries say they're not getting their 2.5% pay increases
# Equal Pay
# Equal Pay

'Lost in the system': Some school secretaries say they're not getting their 2.5% pay increases

Sep 8th 2019, 7:30 AM 14,174 Views 22 Comments

The Department said that they’ve received calls on the issue, where they advise secretaries on what action they can take.

# education - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Five new gaelscoileanna to be opened in Dublin over next three years
# Oideachas
# Oideachas

Five new gaelscoileanna to be opened in Dublin over next three years

Sep 3rd 2019, 8:32 AM 13,433 Views 28 Comments

“I want to help address the imbalance in the availability of Irish-medium education,” Education Minister Joe McHugh said.

# education - Monday 2 September, 2019

Anger as Junior Cert results day delayed by two weeks
# Delayed
# Delayed

Anger as Junior Cert results day delayed by two weeks

Sep 2nd 2019, 7:24 PM 46,237 Views 27 Comments

Traditionally, students receive their results in the middle of September.

# education - Friday 30 August, 2019

There's been a huge increase in the number of Leaving Cert appeals
# Last Chance Saloon
# Last Chance Saloon

There's been a huge increase in the number of Leaving Cert appeals

Updated Aug 30th 2019, 11:00 AM 22,820 Views 39 Comments

The increase comes after last year’s legal challenge.

# education - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Third-level students are suffering from extreme anxiety and depression, study shows
# Education
# Education

Third-level students are suffering from extreme anxiety and depression, study shows

Aug 27th 2019, 10:39 AM 17,634 Views 54 Comments

Those without stable student accommodation were likely to suffer from anxiety (50.0%) and depression (77.8%).

# education - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

'Collecting the school voluntary contribution is an unwanted and stressful obligation on principals'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Collecting the school voluntary contribution is an unwanted and stressful obligation on principals'

Aug 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 21,881 Views 37 Comments

As things stand, the contribution is needed to keep school doors open, writes Joseph A Moynihan.

# education - Monday 19 August, 2019

HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability
# Education
# Education

HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability

Aug 19th 2019, 2:04 PM 24,461 Views 44 Comments

Organisations have said young people with a disability will have “a further barrier to equality placed before them”.

# education - Sunday 18 August, 2019

FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost?
# Analysis
# Analysis

FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost?

Aug 18th 2019, 9:30 AM 24,121 Views 82 Comments

Comments by two Fine Gael ministers this week landed them in hot water with students.

# education - Saturday 17 August, 2019

'Absolutely unacceptable': Teachers unsure of when they'll be paid after starting new jobs
# Delays
# Delays

'Absolutely unacceptable': Teachers unsure of when they'll be paid after starting new jobs

Aug 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 43,830 Views 79 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the length of time it takes to process teachers’ appointments.

# education - Thursday 15 August, 2019

More than 6,600 primary school students to receive hot meals at lunch from next month
# Nutrition
# Nutrition

More than 6,600 primary school students to receive hot meals at lunch from next month

Aug 15th 2019, 6:32 PM 39,778 Views 76 Comments

36 schools have been chosen to participate in the new pilot project.

# education - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Grade inflation is soaring: Are degrees losing all meaning?
# Dishonour
# Dishonour

Grade inflation is soaring: Are degrees losing all meaning?

Aug 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 40,184 Views 39 Comments

Analysis of awards from Irish third-level institutions by Noteworthy.ie uncovers an upward trend in grades handed to students.

# education - Monday 12 August, 2019

'Huge positive impact', 'very problematic': Mixed reactions to Irish exemption rule changes
# Education
# Education

'Huge positive impact', 'very problematic': Mixed reactions to Irish exemption rule changes

Aug 12th 2019, 4:32 PM 20,003 Views 40 Comments

IQ levels and psychological assessments are no longer a factor.

Changes announced to grounds for student exemption from Irish in schools
# Nil Gaeilge Agam
# Nil Gaeilge Agam

Changes announced to grounds for student exemption from Irish in schools

Aug 12th 2019, 6:01 AM 39,371 Views 55 Comments

The changes will take effect from September.

# education - Thursday 1 August, 2019

CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers today - here's what happens next
# Cao 2019
# Cao 2019

CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers today - here's what happens next

Aug 1st 2019, 6:20 AM 28,961 Views 3 Comments

Round Zero offers must be accepted by 7 August at 5.15pm.

Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school
# Back To School
# Back To School

Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school

Aug 1st 2019, 6:00 AM 14,948 Views 37 Comments

That’s according to the Barnardos School Costs Survey, published today.

# education - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Concern hundreds of children with autism could be without school places in September
# Education
# Education

Concern hundreds of children with autism could be without school places in September

Jul 31st 2019, 6:15 AM 12,708 Views 31 Comments

Last month the Department of Education served statutory notices on 18 schools and two patrol bodies in the Dublin 15 area urging them to make additional provision.

# education - Monday 29 July, 2019

Over 8,000 international students to benefit from new online immigration renewal system
# Third Level
# Third Level

Over 8,000 international students to benefit from new online immigration renewal system

Jul 29th 2019, 6:39 PM 19,065 Views 8 Comments

The new system will be made available to students in the Dublin area, who were previously required to present in person at Burgh Quay.

# education - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Students warned to watch for rental scams ahead of house-hunting season
# Generation Rent
# Generation Rent

Students warned to watch for rental scams ahead of house-hunting season

Jul 25th 2019, 6:15 AM 9,111 Views 8 Comments

The USI says people are ‘taking advantage of the housing crisis and accommodation shortage’.

# education - Friday 5 July, 2019

Over 5,700 applicants receive CAO Round A offers today - here's what happens next
# Cao 2019
# Cao 2019

Over 5,700 applicants receive CAO Round A offers today - here's what happens next

Jul 5th 2019, 10:50 AM 22,942 Views 5 Comments

Round A offers must be accepted by Wednesday 10 July at 5.15pm.

# education - Saturday 29 June, 2019

Want to change your CAO form? The deadline is Monday
# Change Of Mind
# Change Of Mind

Want to change your CAO form? The deadline is Monday

Jun 29th 2019, 11:00 AM 10,981 Views 3 Comments

People who have applied to go to college or university can add, remove or change the order of their course choices.

# education - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Mixed news for Irish universities as they again fail to break top 100

Mixed news for Irish universities as they again fail to break top 100

Jun 19th 2019, 9:02 AM 30,248 Views 48 Comments

Trinity was again the top Irish institution but failed to break the top 100.

# education - Monday 17 June, 2019

Government to provide extra €25 per child after funding boost for back to school allowance
# Back To School
# Back To School

Government to provide extra €25 per child after funding boost for back to school allowance

Jun 17th 2019, 11:19 AM 25,596 Views 44 Comments

Funding for the scheme increased to €56 million in Budget 2019.