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# school - Friday 20 September, 2019

Hundreds of school secretaries begin strike action this morning
# Dispute
# Dispute

Hundreds of school secretaries begin strike action this morning

Sep 20th 2019, 10:34 AM 10,772 Views 10 Comments

Secretaries are calling for better pay and conditions from the Department of Education.

# school - 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 21,227 Views 29 Comments

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

# school - Monday 9 September, 2019

School secretaries to begin industrial action this month in dispute over pay and working conditions
# Forsa
# Forsa

School secretaries to begin industrial action this month in dispute over pay and working conditions

Sep 9th 2019, 6:20 AM 13,050 Views 15 Comments

Most school secretaries are not paid by the Department of Education directly.

# school - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Boy (8) who was expelled after assaulting five staff members must be re-enrolled, court hears
# School
# School

Boy (8) who was expelled after assaulting five staff members must be re-enrolled, court hears

Sep 4th 2019, 4:13 PM 74,464 Views 0 Comments

The boy struck one of the staff members at the school with a hurl, the court heard.

# school - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Six schools told to offer more special education places by Minister
# Dublin 15
# Dublin 15

Six schools told to offer more special education places by Minister

Aug 24th 2019, 12:45 PM 19,567 Views 33 Comments

With schools set to return next week, hundreds of pupils across Ireland have yet to be given a place.

# school - 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 21,932 Views 37 Comments

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

# school - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?

Aug 14th 2019, 9:00 AM 32,439 Views 148 Comments

Parents can be asked to pay between €60 to €115.

# school - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Teen with autism to challenge expulsion from school in High Court
# Courts
# Courts

Teen with autism to challenge expulsion from school in High Court

Aug 8th 2019, 10:30 PM 26,608 Views 0 Comments

The teenager was expelled by the school’s board of management in November 2018.

# school - Thursday 1 August, 2019

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 14,967 Views 37 Comments

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

# school - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Leaving Cert student who punched and kicked fellow pupil in the face gets suspended sentence
# Courts
# Courts

Leaving Cert student who punched and kicked fellow pupil in the face gets suspended sentence

Jul 24th 2019, 8:06 PM 32,809 Views 37 Comments

Lee Fetherson, now aged 20, was expelled from the school immediately after the attack on 10 March 2017.

# school - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Mother jailed after 8-year-old son missed over 240 school days released to appeal case
# Appeal
# Appeal

Mother jailed after 8-year-old son missed over 240 school days released to appeal case

Apr 10th 2019, 4:45 PM 19,152 Views 0 Comments

The woman, who is in her 30s, was convicted at Dublin District Court of neglecting the boy’s education.

# school - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Dublin mother jailed for three weeks after child misses 240 school days in two years
# Absent
# Absent

Dublin mother jailed for three weeks after child misses 240 school days in two years

Apr 9th 2019, 9:36 AM 57,263 Views 0 Comments

The child has a 67% absent rate in this school year.

# school - Monday 8 April, 2019

High Court challenge brought over decision to expel teen for bringing knife to school
# Appeal
# Appeal

High Court challenge brought over decision to expel teen for bringing knife to school

Apr 8th 2019, 5:36 PM 19,953 Views 0 Comments

The second-year student was expelled from the secondary school he attended late last year.

# school - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Beauty Q: Were you allowed to wear makeup in school?
# Beauty Q
From The Daily Edge
# Beauty Q

Beauty Q: Were you allowed to wear makeup in school?

Mar 13th 2019, 1:10 PM 4,259 Views 3 Comments

We need to know.

# school - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests
# Screen Time
# Screen Time

Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests

Jan 16th 2019, 11:37 AM 16,327 Views 27 Comments

New research has found that four in 10 children in Ireland own a mobile phone by the age of nine.

# school - Monday 31 December, 2018

'It's soul destroying': The school secretaries that don't get paid for the Christmas holidays
# Equal Pay Equal Work
# Equal Pay Equal Work

'It's soul destroying': The school secretaries that don't get paid for the Christmas holidays

Dec 31st 2018, 10:00 PM 49,892 Views 50 Comments

“I was in the dole office before Christmas to sign on, and it takes ages each year,” one school secretary said.

# school - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Murder probe launched after man shot dead outside school in Belfast
# PSNI
# PSNI

Murder probe launched after man shot dead outside school in Belfast

Updated Dec 4th 2018, 7:22 PM 16,467 Views 1 Comment

The incident is believed to have occurred at Glen Road beside St Mary’s Grammar School in West Belfast.

# school - Monday 3 December, 2018

Poll: How do you feel about buying Christmas presents for teachers?
# Christmas
From The Daily Edge
# Christmas

Poll: How do you feel about buying Christmas presents for teachers?

Dec 3rd 2018, 5:57 PM 6,732 Views 4 Comments

Some people are sick of the whole thing.

# school - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system
# Report Card
# Report Card

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system

Oct 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,224 Views 55 Comments

Ireland is one of the best countries in terms of reducing education inequality, but concerns have been raised about vulnerable children.

# school - Sunday 28 October, 2018

Bowe behind new schools festival inspired by South Africa's Craven Week
# Schools Rugby
From The42
# Schools Rugby

Bowe behind new schools festival inspired by South Africa's Craven Week

Oct 28th 2018, 7:30 AM 9,273 Views 10 Comments

The former Ulster and Ireland wing has partnered up with Louis Ludik for ‘Rugby Rising.’

# school - Monday 22 October, 2018

Repair works on Dublin school that forced closure of one of its buildings 'could take up to a year'
# Balbriggan
# Balbriggan

Repair works on Dublin school that forced closure of one of its buildings 'could take up to a year'

Oct 22nd 2018, 9:05 AM 18,275 Views 36 Comments

School management have pledged that all students will be accomodated after the mid-term break.

# school - Monday 17 September, 2018

Mother in court after daughter misses year at secondary school
# Dublin
# Dublin

Mother in court after daughter misses year at secondary school

Sep 17th 2018, 7:51 PM 34,299 Views 0 Comments

The offence can result in a prison sentence of up to one month and a €1,000 fine.

# school - Saturday 15 September, 2018

'I was completely panicking': Leaving Cert students at Dublin school taught wrong English text for two years
# Human Error
# Human Error

'I was completely panicking': Leaving Cert students at Dublin school taught wrong English text for two years

Sep 15th 2018, 12:05 AM 154,183 Views 100 Comments

The mistake was only discovered six days before the students started their exams this year.

# school - Friday 17 August, 2018

Leaving Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys in getting top marks
# Results
# Results

Leaving Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys in getting top marks

Aug 17th 2018, 6:00 AM 25,478 Views 46 Comments

A gender breakdown of Wednesday’s results has been released.

# school - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Parkland students return to school - with €5.7 million in security upgrades
# Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
# Marjory Stoneman Douglas High

Parkland students return to school - with €5.7 million in security upgrades

Aug 16th 2018, 9:45 PM 19,877 Views 21 Comments

A gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building in February.

# school - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Parents 'starting to panic' amid delays receiving school clothing allowance
# That Time Of Year
# That Time Of Year

Parents 'starting to panic' amid delays receiving school clothing allowance

Aug 12th 2018, 10:00 PM 30,171 Views 77 Comments

Children will be returning to school in the coming weeks.

# school - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Mother blasts lack of apology after daughter with spina bifida treated by school staff wearing face masks
# WRC
# WRC

Mother blasts lack of apology after daughter with spina bifida treated by school staff wearing face masks

Aug 2nd 2018, 3:43 PM 30,048 Views 0 Comments

Employees wore face masks while dealing with the girl, despite her not having a contagious disease.

# school - Monday 30 July, 2018

Parents turning to moneylenders to cope with back-to-school costs
# Debt
# Debt

Parents turning to moneylenders to cope with back-to-school costs

Jul 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 15,143 Views 64 Comments

More than one-third of parents in Ireland say they are debt due to these costs.

# school - Monday 25 June, 2018

Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year

Jun 25th 2018, 6:05 AM 6,929 Views 24 Comments

It is paid at a rate of €125 for children aged 4-11 and €250 for children aged 12 years and over.

# school - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

'I tried my best - obviously my best is not good enough': MacGill Summer School founder on gender balance criticism
# Joe Mulholland
# Joe Mulholland

'I tried my best - obviously my best is not good enough': MacGill Summer School founder on gender balance criticism

Jun 20th 2018, 11:36 AM 24,032 Views 106 Comments

Two Social Democrats TDs have pulled out of the festival in the wake of criticism of the event’s gender balance. We spoke to its founder, Joe Mulholland.

# school - Sunday 17 June, 2018

'42 years without missing a day of school': Three Wicklow brothers break record
# School Days Over
# School Days Over

'42 years without missing a day of school': Three Wicklow brothers break record

Jun 17th 2018, 12:00 PM 69,056 Views 71 Comments

The brothers attributed their achievement to the support of their family.

# school - Saturday 2 June, 2018

School says children 'may have to remain in their wheelchairs' due to SNA cuts
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

School says children 'may have to remain in their wheelchairs' due to SNA cuts

Jun 2nd 2018, 9:00 PM 20,079 Views 26 Comments

The Dublin primary school has warned parents that there will be “a serious disruption of services” in September.

# school - Thursday 31 May, 2018

The last Traveller secondary school in the country has been given another year to plan for closure
# St Thomas’ Clonshaugh
# St Thomas’ Clonshaugh

The last Traveller secondary school in the country has been given another year to plan for closure

May 31st 2018, 6:36 PM 26,325 Views 39 Comments

The Department of Education says St Thomas’ Clonshaugh will close by June 2019 at the latest.

# school - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

The last Traveller secondary school in the country told it's to shut down in June
# Integration
# Integration

The last Traveller secondary school in the country told it's to shut down in June

Apr 18th 2018, 6:05 AM 37,391 Views 39 Comments

“The fifth years have already said it, their parents have said it – those kids are not going to continue their education next year.”

# school - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education'
# Let's Talk About Sex
# Let's Talk About Sex

'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education'

Apr 4th 2018, 7:00 PM 18,513 Views 123 Comments

Proposed legislation seeks to remove religious ethos from sex education in schools.

# school - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Poll: Do you think schools should teach about consent?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think schools should teach about consent?

Apr 3rd 2018, 9:38 AM 36,878 Views 171 Comments

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) is mandatory for both primary and post-primary student.

# school - Monday 2 April, 2018

Unions will 'shut down schools' if equal pay for young teachers is not restored
# Education
# Education

Unions will 'shut down schools' if equal pay for young teachers is not restored

Apr 2nd 2018, 9:56 AM 30,830 Views 167 Comments

The president of the INTO said members’ patience is now running thin.

# school - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Schools to decide if they remain closed, rather than department
# Snow Day
# Snow Day

Schools to decide if they remain closed, rather than department

Feb 28th 2018, 7:30 AM 81,484 Views 52 Comments

Buses are not running in many areas.

# school - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Former student (19) charged with premeditated murder after 17 killed in Florida school shooting
# Florida
# Florida

Former student (19) charged with premeditated murder after 17 killed in Florida school shooting

Feb 15th 2018, 7:30 AM 133,881 Views 222 Comments

It is understood that both pupils and teachers at the school are among the dead.

# school - Saturday 10 February, 2018

This school in Japan is asking parents to buy their children €600 Armani-branded uniforms
# Expensive Attire
# Expensive Attire

This school in Japan is asking parents to buy their children €600 Armani-branded uniforms

Feb 10th 2018, 5:30 PM 35,465 Views 17 Comments

The decision has sparked complaints and fierce debate, even reaching as far as parliament.