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# 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 15,970 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 29,839 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 26,406 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 20,993 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 57,835 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 13,981 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 7,764 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 13,201 Views 89 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 12,844 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 11,675 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 27,876 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 30,625 Views 67 Comments

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

# schools - Sunday 4 November, 2018

'Precautionary measures' work on 22 schools hit by structural defects to be finished this evening
# Structural Defects
# Structural Defects

'Precautionary measures' work on 22 schools hit by structural defects to be finished this evening

Nov 4th 2018, 5:31 PM 9,721 Views 5 Comments

Teams have been on site throughout the weekend to facilitate the reopening of schools.

# schools - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

17 schools found to have structural defects requiring works to make them safe
# Western Building Systems
# Western Building Systems

17 schools found to have structural defects requiring works to make them safe

Updated Oct 31st 2018, 8:30 PM 17,927 Views 14 Comments

The assessments cleared only 11 schools to open in full without further intervention.

# schools - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Work begins to reopen ground floors of schools shut over over structural defects
# Schools
# Schools

Work begins to reopen ground floors of schools shut over over structural defects

Oct 30th 2018, 4:31 PM 8,589 Views 12 Comments

A total of 42 schools are being inspected over concerns about potential structural problems.

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 17,379 Views 55 Comments

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

# schools - Monday 29 October, 2018

Plans being drawn up for potential closure of more school buildings over structural defects
# Safety Concerns
# Safety Concerns

Plans being drawn up for potential closure of more school buildings over structural defects

Oct 29th 2018, 5:49 PM 15,441 Views 23 Comments

The results of some assessments are due to be released tomorrow.

# schools - Saturday 27 October, 2018

10 more schools inspected over potential structural problems
# Dublin
# Dublin

10 more schools inspected over potential structural problems

Oct 27th 2018, 3:29 PM 12,650 Views 11 Comments

Work on some of the schools will be carried out next week so the buildings can reopen after the midterm break.

# schools - Friday 26 October, 2018

Schools shut due to structural defects are to partially reopen after midterm break
# Dublin
# Dublin

Schools shut due to structural defects are to partially reopen after midterm break

Updated Oct 26th 2018, 7:35 PM 20,657 Views 22 Comments

The Department of Education said its “overriding priority … remains the health and safety of the school pupils and staff”.

# schools - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Here's the full list of schools impacted by the building scandal
# School Closures
# School Closures

Here's the full list of schools impacted by the building scandal

Oct 24th 2018, 5:06 PM 43,645 Views 33 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh said he expects a number of schools will be forced to close.

# schools - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'Violence not a lesson any child should learn': Nearly half of Irish teens witness bullying in school
# Pervasive
# Pervasive

'Violence not a lesson any child should learn': Nearly half of Irish teens witness bullying in school

Sep 6th 2018, 6:20 AM 6,387 Views 13 Comments

And almost three in 10 had been bullied themselves.

# schools - Friday 31 August, 2018

School inspectors will ensure students who opt-out of religion classes are taught another subject, says minister
# New Rules
# New Rules

School inspectors will ensure students who opt-out of religion classes are taught another subject, says minister

Aug 31st 2018, 2:18 PM 21,753 Views 103 Comments

Minister Richard Burton said ETB schools must adhere to new departmental rules about religion classes.

# schools - Monday 27 August, 2018

'Excitedly I rang the Dept of Education thinking our lack of funding must've been some oversight.'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Excitedly I rang the Dept of Education thinking our lack of funding must've been some oversight.'

Aug 27th 2018, 7:00 AM 33,514 Views 51 Comments

Why doesn’t the government fund special classes for secondary school students with autism, asks Graham Manning.

# schools - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Leinster Schools clinch inter-pro title with victory over Ulster in UL
# Champions
From The42
# Champions

Leinster Schools clinch inter-pro title with victory over Ulster in UL

Aug 26th 2018, 7:40 PM 9,066 Views 4 Comments

IQ Rugby secured a win in their final fixture against Munster in UL.

# schools - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Leinster and Munster Schools can't be separated as Ulster beat IQ Rugby
# Prospects
From The42
# Prospects

Leinster and Munster Schools can't be separated as Ulster beat IQ Rugby

Aug 22nd 2018, 7:21 PM 11,630 Views 10 Comments

Nathan Doak, son of former Ulster coach Neil, was influential again in UL.

# schools - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Ulster strike late to beat Munster as Leinster Schools excite in UL
# Future Stars
From The42
# Future Stars

Ulster strike late to beat Munster as Leinster Schools excite in UL

Aug 19th 2018, 2:52 PM 10,332 Views 0 Comments

All the action from the first game day in the Schools inter-pros at UL.

# schools - Monday 9 July, 2018

Suicide prevention training for secondary school teachers to be expanded
# Schools
# Schools

Suicide prevention training for secondary school teachers to be expanded

Jul 9th 2018, 8:51 AM 10,347 Views 43 Comments

Education Minister Richard Bruton announced that the SafeTALK programme will be rolled out to six further education centres.

# schools - Monday 25 June, 2018

'It's an absolute relief': Contractor to be appointed to complete schools impacted by Carillion collapse
# Construction
# Construction

'It's an absolute relief': Contractor to be appointed to complete schools impacted by Carillion collapse

Jun 25th 2018, 8:45 PM 16,584 Views 5 Comments

In mid-January, it emerged that work had stalled on a number of schools after the UK-based firm went bust.

# schools - Friday 22 June, 2018

Row over €18 million school grounds sale settled with 4-acre donation
# Clonkeen College
# Clonkeen College

Row over €18 million school grounds sale settled with 4-acre donation

Updated Jun 22nd 2018, 3:46 PM 32,005 Views 27 Comments

The agreement will see the donation of almost 4 acres of land by the Christian Brothers.

# schools - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Sammon liquidation: Schools say they're still optimistic they can open their doors in September
# Liquidation
# Liquidation

Sammon liquidation: Schools say they're still optimistic they can open their doors in September

Jun 7th 2018, 12:05 AM 12,262 Views 11 Comments

On Tuesday, Sammon Contracting Ireland Limited was placed into liquidation.

# schools - Monday 28 May, 2018

Parents in these 16 areas to be surveyed over demand for non-denominational schools
# No Religion
# No Religion

Parents in these 16 areas to be surveyed over demand for non-denominational schools

May 28th 2018, 3:37 PM 21,479 Views 68 Comments

The government wants 400 multi- and non-denominational schools in place by 2030.

# schools - Monday 21 May, 2018

Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools
# Phone Use
# Phone Use

Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools

May 21st 2018, 8:40 AM 8,341 Views 22 Comments

Age restrictions, the use of phones in the classroom, and the taking of photos in school are just some of the issues being consulted on.

# schools - Monday 30 April, 2018

Carillion construction fallout: Wexford principal fearful new school may not be able to open in time
# When September Comes
# When September Comes

Carillion construction fallout: Wexford principal fearful new school may not be able to open in time

Apr 30th 2018, 6:10 AM 22,661 Views 4 Comments

As the end of the term approaches, Loreto’s board of management and principal are getting increasingly worried.

# schools - Monday 23 April, 2018

It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities
# Health
# Health

It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities

Apr 23rd 2018, 6:10 AM 6,667 Views 10 Comments

“We’re aiming to get everyone moving, and that’s particularly important for children.”

# schools - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

'We're exhausted': Schools and contractors fearful and confused over Sammon examinership
# Sammon
# Sammon

'We're exhausted': Schools and contractors fearful and confused over Sammon examinership

Apr 10th 2018, 12:05 AM 21,045 Views 20 Comments

Carillion went bust in early January, as a result of debts of over £1.5 billion.

# schools - Monday 9 April, 2018

Father sentenced to a month in jail after son missed at least 243 days of school in three years
# Absenteeism
# Absenteeism

Father sentenced to a month in jail after son missed at least 243 days of school in three years

Apr 9th 2018, 4:51 PM 29,508 Views 0 Comments

The man’s wife was also fined.

# schools - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Opinion: 'Religious instruction and worship should take place outside core school hours'
# Column
# Column

Opinion: 'Religious instruction and worship should take place outside core school hours'

Apr 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 2,383 Views 153 Comments

This proposal seeks to find a workable compromise between different belief groups at minimum cost, writes David Graham.

# schools - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Minister orders full review of sex education in schools
# Sex Education
# Sex Education

Minister orders full review of sex education in schools

Apr 3rd 2018, 7:18 AM 18,309 Views 69 Comments

Richard Bruton is due to address the annual conference of the ASTI teachers’ union this morning.

# schools - Sunday 25 March, 2018

What to do if your daughter didn't get the HPV vaccine before, but wants it now
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

What to do if your daughter didn't get the HPV vaccine before, but wants it now

Mar 25th 2018, 1:30 PM 22,345 Views 29 Comments

Since September 2016 the uptake rate for the vaccine has increased from 51% to 62%.

# schools - Monday 19 March, 2018

24,000 bomb hoax emails sent to UK schools as 'part of Minecraft gamer feud'
# Evacuations
# Evacuations

24,000 bomb hoax emails sent to UK schools as 'part of Minecraft gamer feud'

Mar 19th 2018, 8:09 PM 14,216 Views 3 Comments

Police said about 400 schools were affected and some buildings were evacuated.