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# schools - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'We are the Class of Covid-19. Let us prove ourselves.' One Leaving Cert student welcomes the chance to sit the exams
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We are the Class of Covid-19. Let us prove ourselves.' One Leaving Cert student welcomes the chance to sit the exams

Apr 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 64,804 Views 23 Comments

Poppy Kane says despite the challenges, many students believe the exams give them a sense of control in an uncertain time.

# schools - Saturday 11 April, 2020

There's just one Limerick player in Munster's academy. What's being done about it?
# Lineage
From The42
# Lineage

There's just one Limerick player in Munster's academy. What's being done about it?

Apr 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 47,307 Views 90 Comments

Some of the province’s greatest days have been heavily influenced by Limerick men.

# schools - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Government defers controversial 'School Inclusion Model' for SNAs
# Education
# Education

Government defers controversial 'School Inclusion Model' for SNAs

Updated Apr 2nd 2020, 8:55 PM 36,378 Views 9 Comments

The Department is deferring the introduction of the new model due to disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

# schools - Monday 30 March, 2020

A TV class for primary school children starts on RTÉ2 today at 11am
# Home School Hub
# Home School Hub

A TV class for primary school children starts on RTÉ2 today at 11am

Mar 30th 2020, 6:30 AM 52,301 Views 47 Comments

The ‘Home School Hub’ will be aired each morning from 11am to 12 noon on RTÉ2.

# schools - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Government working on 'contingency plans' for Leaving Cert
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Government working on 'contingency plans' for Leaving Cert

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 5:05 PM 115,082 Views 133 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that there was a very good chance state exams would go ahead as planned this summer.

# schools - Friday 20 March, 2020

Opinion: 'UK's was an economic response to a health emergency' - a school principal from Northern Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: 'UK's was an economic response to a health emergency' - a school principal from Northern Ireland

Mar 20th 2020, 7:00 AM 41,028 Views 33 Comments

Declan Murray runs a boy’s secondary school in the North and says this week was beyond challenging.

# schools - Thursday 19 March, 2020

School closures may be extended into April or May, Taoiseach tells Fine Gael TDs
# Parliamentary Party
# Parliamentary Party

School closures may be extended into April or May, Taoiseach tells Fine Gael TDs

Mar 19th 2020, 8:52 PM 104,342 Views 86 Comments

Leo Varadkar also spoke with Prime Minister Boris Johnson this evening.

Government examining how to continue with meals for vulnerable children during school closure
# Breakfast Clubs
# Breakfast Clubs

Government examining how to continue with meals for vulnerable children during school closure

Mar 19th 2020, 1:34 PM 13,424 Views 11 Comments

The Minister for Education acknowledged that many children rely on programmes such as the breakfast club at their schools.

# schools - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

'This is unprecedented': Schools in Northern Ireland to close amid coronavirus crisis
# Covid19
# Covid19

'This is unprecedented': Schools in Northern Ireland to close amid coronavirus crisis

Updated Mar 18th 2020, 5:54 PM 109,857 Views 30 Comments

Schools across the UK will close from Friday until further notice for all pupils except children of key workers and the most vulnerable.

# schools - Friday 13 March, 2020

Coronavirus: From water to electricity, vital services shouldn't be interrupted in the coming weeks
# New Measures
# New Measures

Coronavirus: From water to electricity, vital services shouldn't be interrupted in the coming weeks

Mar 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 37,016 Views 42 Comments

Public transport will all be running as normal too.

# schools - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Coronavirus: Schools 'actively working on contingency plans' in case of nationwide closures
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Coronavirus: Schools 'actively working on contingency plans' in case of nationwide closures

Mar 12th 2020, 12:02 AM 84,115 Views 103 Comments

No closures have been implemented but this is being constantly reviewed.

# schools - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Debunked: Department of Education says as of now, it is not ordering all schools to close
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Debunked: Department of Education says as of now, it is not ordering all schools to close

Mar 10th 2020, 4:30 PM 110,515 Views 75 Comments

Rumours were circulating on WhatsApp and on social media today that all schools nationwide are to be closed.

# 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 69,133 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 26,605 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 12,573 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 14,315 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 28,693 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 11,412 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 30,790 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 15,055 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 7,409 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 18,441 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 12,810 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 19,236 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 16,482 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 12,215 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 17,772 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 9,258 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 13,471 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 46,259 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 19,575 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 12,132 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 39,788 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 15,345 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 14,101 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 14,840 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 19,784 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 17,420 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 12,217 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 32,117 Views 124 Comments

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