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Monday 2 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# School's Out

This year
Parenting: No more school lunches to be made? Praise be!
Mum Margaret Lynch says she’s tried every which way to make healthy lunches for school, but has had to just admit defeat.
Last year
Schools, colleges and childcare services in nine counties to close tomorrow due to storm warnings
Schools in Clare, Cork, Kerry, Donegal, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Waterford and Roscommon will be closed.
All time
'This group are a brave group of young men. I know we'll grow again next year'
Andy Friend was delighted to see his Connacht team finish their season with a win.
Here's what the planned closure of schools will mean for teachers and students
The government has ordered all schools, colleges and childcare facilities to close until 29 March.
'It’s a lot more chilled, we're barely in the classroom': Earls enjoying freedom under Farrell
The tension of the World Cup and Japan has, for now at least, dissipated.
Parents Panel: What's the after-school routine in your house?
Is it straight into homework or is there a packed timetable of extracurriculars? We asked our panel to weigh in.
School waiting lists are being scrapped - but it's not yet known what will happen to students currently on one
New legislation will see the waiting lists phased out after admission reforms.
Meet the businesses luring Irish teachers to classrooms around the globe
These firms tempt educators with tax-free salaries and other perks.
Schools will shut for seven days as secondary teachers announce strike action
The ASTI have this evening announced the dates of seven strike days.
A Ballymun school is finally set to get a new building after 22 years of prefabs
Generations of kids have been waiting for a new school.
Renua wants to abolish the Leaving Cert as we know it
The party is unveiling its general election manifesto later this morning.
Bus Éireann will no longer take kids to school during severe weather
One TD believes that the plans could put kids’ lives in danger.
Insults fly as Joan and Mary Lou clash for one last time before the summer hols
Places, people.
With mutters of 'Jesus Christ', an exasperated Vincent Browne presided over a bizarre debate last night
13 chairs were hauled into the TV3 studios for last night’s Carlow-Kilkenny debate. They were lucky candidates didn’t start hitting each other with them.
Secondary school teachers are going on strike for a second day
Teachers will hold their second strike on Thursday 22 January.
9 Irish teens who are only delighted about today's teachers' strike
Thank you, teachers.
9 ways to reignite that magic feeling of the last day of school
Sweet freedom.
All Hallows College to close "with immediate effect"
The college had suffered from falling student numbers and a financial shortfall.
Some Leaving Cert students put their school up for sale on DoneDeal
Best 6th-year prank ever.
Ospreys power play proves too much for Connacht in Wales
Pat Lam’s men finished their season on a losing note at the Liberty Stadium.
Student's rant at teacher's 'uninspiring' lesson goes viral
“This is the future of this nation,” he told his class.
7 reasons why school holidays were the best thing ever
Rainbow Rapids, cartoons and endless days of freedom.
VIDEO: TDs agree to give themselves next week off
A rare moment of unanimity in the Dáil chamber…
Alice Cooper on cricket: I love the way you have midfielders stopping the four-pointers
The American rock legend proves that his comedy stint was not reserved solely for Waynes World.
Cabinet holds last meeting before summer recess - so what's on the agenda?
FOI extension, the abolition of town councils, and losing TDs are some of the issues expected to be addressed today.
The government wanted to publish 29 Bills this term. How did it do?
We’ve gone through the government’s list, published in April, to check on its progress in publishing proposed new laws.
WATCH: Enda Kenny's message to mark the summer break
The Taoiseach has posted a message to the public on the government’s press website, offering an update on his work.
VIDEO: Rowdy scenes - but no disagreement - as Dáil votes for eight-week break
The Dáil’s summer break is a week longer than it was last year, though it now sits for slightly longer each day.
Kidnappings, raves, the Garda helicopter... this year's crop of school pranks
Suspensions and a garda investigation after students run amok in end-of-year hi-jinks in Dublin schools.
Growing pains: 13-year-old Chinese golfer hits 77 on European Tour debut
History-making golf prodigy Guan Tian-Lang struggles at China Open as Ireland’s Damien McGrane shoots 5-under
In time: synchronised swimmers dive in at National Acquatic centre
My favourite part is when they do everything at the same time.
In numbers: the first term of the new Dáil and Seanad
The Dáil wraps up for the summer holidays today. Here’s some figures as to how things have gone so far.
'We are used to winning, and winning with style, and class, and a whole load of other things'
St Jarlath’s past pupil and Off The Ball producer Ciaran Murphy will be present at Croke Park on Saturday as the Tuam outfit aim to collect their 13th Hogan Cup title. Here’s what it means.