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# schools - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Covid-19 in Italy: All schools and universities to close until mid-March, sports events to take place without fans until April
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 in Italy: All schools and universities to close until mid-March, sports events to take place without fans until April

Updated Mar 4th 2020, 7:44 PM 69,127 Views 94 Comments

Government ministers met to discuss measures this afternoon.

# schools - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in
# Religious Education
# Religious Education

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in

Feb 5th 2020, 6:20 AM 24,415 Views 252 Comments

Our schools may be Catholic, but young Irish families, increasingly, are not, writes David Graham of Education Equality.

# schools - 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 12,564 Views 27 Comments

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

# schools - 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 14,037 Views 40 Comments

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

# schools - 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 28,647 Views 21 Comments

The six schools are due to open in September 2020.

# schools - Monday 9 December, 2019

School secretaries to hold national one-day strike and escalate their industrial action
# Pay Talks
# Pay Talks

School secretaries to hold national one-day strike and escalate their industrial action

Dec 9th 2019, 4:53 PM 11,392 Views 30 Comments

The one-day strike in January will be followed by a work-to-rule from the secretaries, trade union Fórsa said.

# schools - Thursday 5 December, 2019

20 to 30 new schools to be built across country as government issues contract worth €700 million
# School Building
# School Building

20 to 30 new schools to be built across country as government issues contract worth €700 million

Dec 5th 2019, 12:05 AM 30,500 Views 59 Comments

A number of new school buildings in Dublin are included among the initial plans.

# schools - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

The CSO has measured how far Irish people live from schools, bus stops and GPs
# Facilities
# Facilities

The CSO has measured how far Irish people live from schools, bus stops and GPs

Nov 27th 2019, 9:35 PM 14,976 Views 14 Comments

There is a large difference in distances between rural and urban settings for all services.

# schools - Monday 25 November, 2019

€30 million fund allocated for improvements at more than 400 schools
# Summer Works Scheme
# Summer Works Scheme

€30 million fund allocated for improvements at more than 400 schools

Nov 25th 2019, 7:22 AM 7,399 Views 6 Comments

Some of the allocation will be used to establish electric vehicle charging points.

# schools - Monday 11 November, 2019

Poll: Is legislation banning alcohol advertising near schools and creches a good idea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is legislation banning alcohol advertising near schools and creches a good idea?

Nov 11th 2019, 8:30 AM 18,434 Views 48 Comments

From Wednesday, there will be a ban on alcohol advertising within 200 metres of a school.

# schools - Monday 4 November, 2019

Companies that break new alcohol advertisement rules will face fines and jail time
# Banned
# Banned

Companies that break new alcohol advertisement rules will face fines and jail time

Nov 4th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,578 Views 23 Comments

Alcohol ads will be banned near schools, creches and playgrounds from next week.

# schools - 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 19,198 Views 0 Comments

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

# schools - Friday 11 October, 2019

Second level teachers have voted for industrial action over 'pay discrimination'
# Teacher Strike
# Teacher Strike

Second level teachers have voted for industrial action over 'pay discrimination'

Oct 11th 2019, 4:10 PM 16,350 Views 184 Comments

Schools could be affected by teachers’ strike if Government doesn’t take action on two-tier pay.

# schools - Monday 7 October, 2019

Government launches competition to promote Irish students' individuality
# Teach Me As Me
# Teach Me As Me

Government launches competition to promote Irish students' individuality

Oct 7th 2019, 1:05 PM 12,193 Views 23 Comments

The Children and Youth Affairs Minister launched the social media campaign and competition today.

# schools - Thursday 19 September, 2019

'I won't sign on, it's demeaning': School secretaries will strike tomorrow over pay
# Equal Pay For Equal Work
# Equal Pay For Equal Work

'I won't sign on, it's demeaning': School secretaries will strike tomorrow over pay

Sep 19th 2019, 6:15 AM 17,731 Views 43 Comments

A school secretary could be paid as little as €12,500 a year, with no holiday pay, sick leave or pension entitlements.

# schools - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

School secretaries prepare for industrial action this Friday after talks break down
# Secretaries
# Secretaries

School secretaries prepare for industrial action this Friday after talks break down

Sep 18th 2019, 2:59 PM 9,236 Views 12 Comments

The union’s head of education, Andy Pike, said the department didn’t offer any credible proposals.

# schools - 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 13,394 Views 28 Comments

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

# schools - 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 46,227 Views 27 Comments

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

# schools - 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 19,557 Views 33 Comments

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

# schools - Friday 16 August, 2019

Western Building Systems calls for 'independent expert answers' into schools structural issues
# Building Works
# Building Works

Western Building Systems calls for 'independent expert answers' into schools structural issues

Aug 16th 2019, 2:26 PM 12,088 Views 18 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh gave an update on the remediation programme on the schools built by the firm.

# schools - 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 39,771 Views 76 Comments

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

# schools - Friday 2 August, 2019

Primary pupils in Kerry are the most likely to be in an overcrowded classroom
# Primary Schools
# Primary Schools

Primary pupils in Kerry are the most likely to be in an overcrowded classroom

Aug 2nd 2019, 6:20 AM 15,280 Views 13 Comments

More than a fifth of registered primary pupils in the recent school year were in overcrowded classes.

# schools - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Parents are spending €1,399 getting their child ready to go back to secondary school
# Irish League Of Credit Unions
# Irish League Of Credit Unions

Parents are spending €1,399 getting their child ready to go back to secondary school

Jul 16th 2019, 6:01 AM 14,059 Views 48 Comments

Parents of primary school students are paying €50 less than last year, while parents of secondary school students are paying €20 more.

# schools - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Remedial works on 22 schools with structural issues begin tomorrow, says minister
# Remedial Works
# Remedial Works

Remedial works on 22 schools with structural issues begin tomorrow, says minister

Jun 19th 2019, 10:01 PM 14,826 Views 15 Comments

The remedial works will be carried out over the summer period with all schools expected to re-open as normal for the new term in September.

# schools - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Schools are teaching 'difficult' children for fewer hours as an invisible way of suspending them
# Losing Out
# Losing Out

Schools are teaching 'difficult' children for fewer hours as an invisible way of suspending them

Jun 13th 2019, 6:30 AM 19,758 Views 49 Comments

Ombudsman Dr Niall Muldoon said anecdotal evidence shows some children suffer disproportionately from “reduced timetables”.

# schools - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear'

May 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 17,246 Views 143 Comments

Robin Stevens grew up in a generation were ‘gayness was erased’. Her books have shown her that young readers want to read about LGBTQ+ lives – and she wants to see more of this explored in schools.

# schools - Monday 8 April, 2019

Some autistic children 'unable to attend school' due to lack of supports
# Autism
# Autism

Some autistic children 'unable to attend school' due to lack of supports

Apr 8th 2019, 11:03 AM 11,993 Views 34 Comments

Some 33% of parents said they were waiting one to two years for a place to become available.

# schools - Friday 5 April, 2019

'We shouldn't be defensive about debate led by young people': Bruton defends stance on 'Meatless Monday' teaching pack
# Farming
# Farming

'We shouldn't be defensive about debate led by young people': Bruton defends stance on 'Meatless Monday' teaching pack

Updated Apr 5th 2019, 10:26 PM 32,075 Views 124 Comments

The Irish Farmers Association want the teaching pack withdrawn or amended.

# schools - Thursday 4 April, 2019

FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events?

Apr 4th 2019, 4:40 PM 15,861 Views 84 Comments

It has been claimed that a move away from Catholic patronage in schools means these holidays would no longer be marked with events.

# schools - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading'

Apr 2nd 2019, 3:24 PM 29,710 Views 167 Comments

It has been claimed by one gaelscoil that Irish greetings like dia duit would no longer be allowed.

# schools - Sunday 31 March, 2019

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools
# Measles
# Measles

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools

Mar 31st 2019, 9:30 AM 26,068 Views 120 Comments

Most people agree with this stance but almost one in five are unsure, according to an opinion poll.

# schools - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Every child should be taught the words of Amhrán na bhFiann in primary school, says Taoiseach
# Sinne Fianna Fail
# Sinne Fianna Fail

Every child should be taught the words of Amhrán na bhFiann in primary school, says Taoiseach

Mar 17th 2019, 6:15 AM 20,869 Views 102 Comments

There have been calls for the teaching of the national anthem to be added to the curriculum.

# schools - Monday 25 February, 2019

Opinion: There is a wonder-drug that all schools should be prescribing
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: There is a wonder-drug that all schools should be prescribing

Feb 25th 2019, 7:00 AM 57,795 Views 14 Comments

Exercise should be viewed as medicine. Indeed, if exercise could be prescribed as a pill, it would be the most prescribed drug on the planet, writes Professor Niall Moyna.

# schools - Thursday 21 February, 2019

These 12 schools now have a patron but do not have permanent school buildings
# Education
# Education

These 12 schools now have a patron but do not have permanent school buildings

Feb 21st 2019, 10:59 AM 13,973 Views 17 Comments

The patronage of the schools was recommended by the New Schools Establishment Group.

# schools - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Boyle leads St Michael's to 7-try win over Kilkenny
# Schools Cup
From The42
# Schools Cup

Boyle leads St Michael's to 7-try win over Kilkenny

Jan 29th 2019, 4:40 PM 7,679 Views 14 Comments

Success Edogun scored the sole try in response for a spirited Kilkenny side.

External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul
# Overhaul
# Overhaul

External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul

Jan 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 12,988 Views 90 Comments

A report launching today calls for a radical overhaul of how sex education is taught in both primary and secondary schools.

# schools - Friday 25 January, 2019

Over 200 claims made against Bus Éireann School Transport Scheme
# Personal Injury
# Personal Injury

Over 200 claims made against Bus Éireann School Transport Scheme

Jan 25th 2019, 6:20 AM 12,815 Views 8 Comments

The School Transport Scheme transports children who reside in remote areas of the country to and from their nearest school.

Teachers speak out: 'Homeless students are being forced to live a double life'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Teachers speak out: 'Homeless students are being forced to live a double life'

Jan 25th 2019, 6:01 AM 11,647 Views 11 Comments

Latest figures show that there are over 3,800 children living in emergency accommodation in Ireland.

# schools - Friday 4 January, 2019

Government and schools will no longer buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws
# Environment
# Environment

Government and schools will no longer buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws

Updated Jan 4th 2019, 2:42 PM 27,840 Views 56 Comments

The Green Party has said the ban only addresses “the lowest of the low-hanging fruit”.

'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 30,604 Views 67 Comments

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