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# minister-for-education - Last year 2021

Deaf child brings High Court action over lack of Irish Sign Language teacher at school
# High Court
# High Court

Deaf child brings High Court action over lack of Irish Sign Language teacher at school

Jul 28th 2021, 6:30 PM 18,620 Views 0 Comments

It is claimed that the lack of supports may have left him years behind his potential.

Over 2,000 Leaving Cert students who sat written exams to receive results today
# State Exams
# State Exams

Over 2,000 Leaving Cert students who sat written exams to receive results today

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:28 AM 20,197 Views 11 Comments

Of the 4,925 grades being sent to students today, 40% were higher than their Calculated Grade results.

Norma Foley: It's a matter of deep regret that unions won't recognise special education as essential
# Minister For Education
# Minister For Education

Norma Foley: It's a matter of deep regret that unions won't recognise special education as essential

Jan 20th 2021, 8:36 AM 65,346 Views 344 Comments

Fórsa said that they opposed the return to schools this week as ‘there was no confidence in the Government’s approach’.

# minister-for-education - All time

6,100 students to get text message this evening upgrading their LC result
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

6,100 students to get text message this evening upgrading their LC result

Updated Oct 3rd 2020, 6:30 PM 47,270 Views 35 Comments

The results of the review were announced this evening by the Department of Education.

Second home-schooled pupil 'unlikely' to have Leaving Cert results case heard in court this month
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Second home-schooled pupil 'unlikely' to have Leaving Cert results case heard in court this month

Sep 1st 2020, 4:24 PM 13,377 Views 0 Comments

The student has made an application to the court to receive ‘calculated grades’.

'Clarity takes time': Education Minister responds to criticism over schools plan
# Back To School
# Back To School

'Clarity takes time': Education Minister responds to criticism over schools plan

Jul 24th 2020, 1:19 PM 23,125 Views 44 Comments

A plan for the full reopening of schools will be revealed on Monday.

Minister for Education issues new court action against Western Building Systems
# Repair Work
# Repair Work

Minister for Education issues new court action against Western Building Systems

Jun 3rd 2020, 6:05 AM 15,108 Views 0 Comments

40 schools built by the firm have required remedial work to fix structural issues.

Leaving Cert: Here are the details of the new plan announced by the government
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert: Here are the details of the new plan announced by the government

May 8th 2020, 3:08 PM 87,942 Views 108 Comments

Teachers will provide an estimate of the percentage mark each student is likely to have achieved.

Latest plan for Leaving Cert will see exams start on July 29th, minister says
# Minister For Education
# Minister For Education

Latest plan for Leaving Cert will see exams start on July 29th, minister says

Apr 23rd 2020, 7:40 PM 30,714 Views 37 Comments

Minister for Education Joe McHugh confirmed that the State exam would begin on Wednesday 29 July.

Suggestions children aged 4 would be taught about masturbation called out as 'dangerous scaremongering'
# New Sex Ed Plan
# New Sex Ed Plan

Suggestions children aged 4 would be taught about masturbation called out as 'dangerous scaremongering'

Dec 11th 2019, 4:58 PM 28,377 Views 68 Comments

The minister said the ethos of the school is central to any curriculum and will be protected.

'It's like no one cares': School secretaries to be balloted for industrial action this autumn
# Equal Pay
# Equal Pay

'It's like no one cares': School secretaries to be balloted for industrial action this autumn

Jul 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 21,765 Views 57 Comments

Some secretaries don’t have regular hours, don’t get paid for the Christmas or summer breaks, while others aren’t entitled to sick pay or a pension.

Refusal to allow child with 'complex educational needs' attend school during summer challenged in High Court
# High Court
# High Court

Refusal to allow child with 'complex educational needs' attend school during summer challenged in High Court

May 20th 2019, 7:52 PM 21,557 Views 0 Comments

The action has been taken on behalf of a six-year-old boy who has Down Syndrome.

Teachers to share roles between secondary schools to help tackle shortages
# Minister For Education
# Minister For Education

Teachers to share roles between secondary schools to help tackle shortages

Feb 25th 2019, 7:35 AM 24,949 Views 31 Comments

The scheme aims to solve recruitment problems in subjects such as STEM, modern languages, Irish and home economics.

'Huge' number of responses on how to exempt students from studying Irish
# Public Consultation
# Public Consultation

'Huge' number of responses on how to exempt students from studying Irish

Jan 4th 2019, 6:10 AM 30,639 Views 67 Comments

Over 2,100 responses were submitted in the weeks before Christmas, so the government has extended the deadline for submissions.

'We've been hit quite a few times': Teachers' union on why pay changes are needed
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

'We've been hit quite a few times': Teachers' union on why pay changes are needed

Apr 3rd 2018, 8:18 AM 15,530 Views 101 Comments

Education Minister Richard Bruton said that it isn’t possible to negotiate a deal for teachers separate to other public sectors.

Court rejects government order that would have compelled school to enroll student
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Court rejects government order that would have compelled school to enroll student

Aug 11th 2017, 4:32 PM 26,092 Views 58 Comments

A departmental committee decided that the boy should be given a place – but that has been overruled twice now.

Richard Bruton rules himself out as Fine Gael leader - and will back Leo Varadkar
# Minister For Education
# Minister For Education

Richard Bruton rules himself out as Fine Gael leader - and will back Leo Varadkar

May 18th 2017, 12:10 PM 15,314 Views 41 Comments

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald announced she wouldn’t be running earlier this morning.

The government has just made a rake of promises about special needs education
# Jury Still Out
# Jury Still Out

The government has just made a rake of promises about special needs education

Jan 18th 2017, 2:09 PM 10,853 Views 20 Comments

Teachers union the INTO said that the “jury was out” on the new resource model.

Kids, you're going to school: Teachers call off strike
# No Day Off
# No Day Off

Kids, you're going to school: Teachers call off strike

Feb 12th 2016, 6:07 PM 18,920 Views 14 Comments

The industrial action was due to impact about 350 schools across the country.

Is your area getting a new school? Here's the full list
# Splash The Cash
# Splash The Cash

Is your area getting a new school? Here's the full list

Nov 17th 2015, 1:11 PM 34,913 Views 35 Comments

The government has announced hundreds of new school building projects.

This poster is being introduced to classrooms to teach children about same-sex families
# Same Love
# Same Love

This poster is being introduced to classrooms to teach children about same-sex families

Sep 22nd 2015, 8:36 AM 17,238 Views 192 Comments

The ‘Different Families, Same Love’ campaign aims to celebrate different family structures.

Direct provision student who received 575 points told to accept college offer
# Asylum Seeker
# Asylum Seeker

Direct provision student who received 575 points told to accept college offer

Aug 14th 2015, 12:52 PM 50,429 Views 222 Comments

The minister for education has intervened in the matter.

Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms?

Jul 10th 2015, 8:39 AM 21,797 Views 81 Comments

Many schools across the country only allow specialised uniforms from one particular shop. Should this be allowed?

Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils' children they admit
# Admissions
# Admissions

Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils' children they admit

Apr 7th 2015, 8:51 AM 7,896 Views 34 Comments

Minister Jan O’Sullivan is due to announce new legislation later today.

'We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools'
# POD
# POD

'We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools'

Feb 7th 2015, 7:15 AM 10,692 Views 23 Comments

Parents are voicing their concerns over the Primary Online Education being rolled out in schools across the country.

Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda?
# Education
# Education

Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda?

Jan 29th 2015, 8:00 PM 437 Views 56 Comments

We live in a time of austerity – and education is being targeted along with other elements of society.

Hundreds of teachers won't be trained for the new English curriculum by September
# Jcsa
# Jcsa

Hundreds of teachers won't be trained for the new English curriculum by September

Jul 17th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,575 Views 20 Comments

It has prompted renewed calls from the opposition for changes to the Junior Cycle to be delayed.

Gone home early? Ruairí Quinn absent for his final questions as Education Minister
# Reshuffle
# Reshuffle

Gone home early? Ruairí Quinn absent for his final questions as Education Minister

Jul 8th 2014, 2:32 PM 7,240 Views 17 Comments

The Minister announced last week that he will be ending up his career in politics after almost four decades.

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has resigned from Cabinet
# I'm Out
# I'm Out

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has resigned from Cabinet

Jul 2nd 2014, 10:50 PM 43,554 Views 195 Comments

The Labour TD will step down after the reshuffle, he confirmed today.

'I don't have to fight for more money from the government' - Education Minister
# The Educators
# The Educators

'I don't have to fight for more money from the government' - Education Minister

Jun 18th 2014, 1:58 PM 4,763 Views 19 Comments

Ruairi Quinn says that because three of the four members of the Economic Management Council are teachers, he never has to fight for funding.

Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity
# Resources
# Resources

Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity

May 13th 2014, 7:47 AM 4,222 Views 17 Comments

Minister Ruairi Quinn has stressed that there are currently no plans to reassess resource levels.

Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher?

Apr 23rd 2014, 9:08 AM 23,614 Views 238 Comments

The Education Minister said he wants this to be the case, but is it necessary?

Ireland's primary school principals are at breaking point, says INTO
# Workload
# Workload

Ireland's primary school principals are at breaking point, says INTO

Apr 22nd 2014, 3:15 PM 12,634 Views 55 Comments

General Secretary Sheila Nunan said the workload of principals needs to be reviewed.

School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes
# Primary School
# Primary School

School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes

Apr 22nd 2014, 9:35 AM 17,827 Views 324 Comments

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn also said he was disappointed in the lack of “genuinely inclusive schools”.

Poll: Should children be allowed to go home early to avoid religion class?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should children be allowed to go home early to avoid religion class?

Apr 22nd 2014, 9:10 AM 23,312 Views 315 Comments

Reforms expected to be announced later today could make it easier for children to opt-out.

Government approves another €60k for parental anti-bullying training
# Support
# Support

Government approves another €60k for parental anti-bullying training

Mar 31st 2014, 2:07 PM 5,650 Views 38 Comments

More than 3,000 parents took part in the training courses over the last year.

Legislation aims to 'inspire confidence' in schools enrolment policies
# Education
# Education

Legislation aims to 'inspire confidence' in schools enrolment policies

Mar 25th 2014, 5:55 PM 7,226 Views 24 Comments

The Bill would require schools to include a statement in their enrolment policy saying that pupils would not be discriminated against.

Teachers say teenagers experiencing increased levels of emotional difficulties due to the recession
# Secondary School
# Secondary School

Teachers say teenagers experiencing increased levels of emotional difficulties due to the recession

Mar 12th 2014, 11:53 AM 12,368 Views 16 Comments

The ASTI are calling for more resources to help students with emotional difficulties or who are victims of bullying.

Tuck shop crackdown: Quinn to issue healthy eating guidelines for schools
# Junk Food
# Junk Food

Tuck shop crackdown: Quinn to issue healthy eating guidelines for schools

Feb 11th 2014, 12:11 PM 9,379 Views 31 Comments

Minister Ruairí Quinn said he could not “dictate” what is sold in the vending machines in schools.

More boys are staying on in school to do the Leaving Cert
# Not Too Cool For School
# Not Too Cool For School

More boys are staying on in school to do the Leaving Cert

Feb 3rd 2014, 6:45 AM 6,150 Views 7 Comments

More than 90 per cent of Irish students stay on to complete the exams, according to a report out today.

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