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#Schools

# 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 14,221 Views 3 Comments

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

# schools - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Want to be a teacher? The Government has allocated an extra 280 third level places
# Teaching Courses
# Teaching Courses

Want to be a teacher? The Government has allocated an extra 280 third level places

Mar 14th 2018, 9:58 AM 19,417 Views 48 Comments

Specific focus will be placed on science, technology, engineering and maths teachers.

# schools - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Call for schools to open on Saturdays to make up for 'snow days'
# Thanks Emma
# Thanks Emma

Call for schools to open on Saturdays to make up for 'snow days'

Mar 7th 2018, 6:25 PM 67,049 Views 108 Comments

It’s been suggested that it would be unreasonable to make up the days during Easter.

# schools - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Parents to be told later today whether individual schools are reopening
# Expected To Open
# Expected To Open

Parents to be told later today whether individual schools are reopening

Mar 4th 2018, 8:25 AM 34,128 Views 17 Comments

Most schools and colleges are expected to reopen.

# schools - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Parents from 100 Irish schools are to test out online payment options
# Is There An App For That
# Is There An App For That

Parents from 100 Irish schools are to test out online payment options

Mar 3rd 2018, 8:30 AM 24,438 Views 22 Comments

Previous payments for school trips and book rentals have been made by cash or cheques.

# schools - Friday 2 March, 2018

Forecast, transport and closures: Here's what you need to know today
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

Forecast, transport and closures: Here's what you need to know today

Mar 2nd 2018, 8:37 AM 56,918 Views 14 Comments

A status red snow-ice warning will remain in place for Munster, Leinster and Galway until 6pm.

# schools - 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 81,507 Views 52 Comments

Buses are not running in many areas.

# schools - Monday 19 February, 2018

Students who opt-out of religion classes should be taught another subject
# State Guidelines
# State Guidelines

Students who opt-out of religion classes should be taught another subject

Feb 19th 2018, 8:13 AM 17,737 Views 205 Comments

Richard Bruton said the new guidelines would mean children who don’t study religion “will no longer be sitting at the back of the class”.

# schools - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Call for special taskforce to Tallaght area after concerns about suicide deaths
# Suicide
# Suicide

Call for special taskforce to Tallaght area after concerns about suicide deaths

Feb 11th 2018, 7:30 AM 26,706 Views 42 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Sean Crowe says access to mental health care is ‘missing or thin on the ground’ in his constituency.

# schools - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

'Livelihoods on the line': Irish contractors affected by Carillion collapse fear they won't be paid
# New Schools
# New Schools

'Livelihoods on the line': Irish contractors affected by Carillion collapse fear they won't be paid

Jan 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 24,200 Views 23 Comments

The future of a number of schools was cast into doubt after the company went into liquidation.

# schools - Saturday 27 January, 2018

Poll: Should first aid be compulsory in schools?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should first aid be compulsory in schools?

Jan 27th 2018, 10:00 AM 21,481 Views 82 Comments

What do you think?

# schools - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

'Alarm' and frustration as newly built Irish schools stalled by Carillion collapse
# Construction
# Construction

'Alarm' and frustration as newly built Irish schools stalled by Carillion collapse

Jan 24th 2018, 8:51 AM 19,871 Views 48 Comments

A new building for a school in Co Wicklow has been completed – but the collapse of Carillion means they haven’t moved in yet.

# schools - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Some schools have closed today because of heavy snowfall and icy road conditions
# Co Monaghan
# Co Monaghan

Some schools have closed today because of heavy snowfall and icy road conditions

Jan 17th 2018, 10:59 AM 21,834 Views 9 Comments

A Status Yellow snow and ice warning was issued for the whole country until 3am last night.

# schools - Monday 15 January, 2018

Minister 'confident' school building projects not in jeopardy after construction firm collapse
# Gone Bust
# Gone Bust

Minister 'confident' school building projects not in jeopardy after construction firm collapse

Jan 15th 2018, 2:30 PM 45,821 Views 95 Comments

The Department of Education said school buildings in question are approximately 90% complete.

# schools - Friday 12 January, 2018

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: It's time to abolish single-sex schools
# Gender Segregation
# Gender Segregation

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: It's time to abolish single-sex schools

Jan 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 34,898 Views 104 Comments

Can any of us genuinely argue that separating girls and boys in schools is a practice worth defending, asks Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# schools - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Opinion: 'We can improve children's school results with music, not maths'
# Music Education
# Music Education

Opinion: 'We can improve children's school results with music, not maths'

Jan 7th 2018, 8:45 AM 23,081 Views 18 Comments

Countless research papers would confirm this impact that music can have on improving memory retention and language processing, writes Chris Rooney.

# schools - Friday 5 January, 2018

Waterford bishop warns local schools of paedophile ex-priest's 'recent activities'
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Waterford bishop warns local schools of paedophile ex-priest's 'recent activities'

Jan 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 73,818 Views 81 Comments

In a letter sent out before Christmas, the Bishop said that convicted paedophile Oliver O’Grady was “seeking victims in our midst”.

# schools - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Children with flu symptoms urged to stay home from school as virus strain hits young hardest
# Influenza B
# Influenza B

Children with flu symptoms urged to stay home from school as virus strain hits young hardest

Jan 4th 2018, 6:46 PM 39,378 Views 34 Comments

Health officials fear a significant outbreak of the disease when schools reopen next week.

# schools - Friday 29 December, 2017

Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling
# Contraception
# Contraception

Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling

Dec 29th 2017, 11:00 PM 20,934 Views 73 Comments

The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% in 15 years.

# schools - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Government plans to scrap provision allowing church to appoint teachers and principals
# Religious Orders
# Religious Orders

Government plans to scrap provision allowing church to appoint teachers and principals

Dec 19th 2017, 8:39 PM 12,907 Views 46 Comments

Current criteria allows the Catholic church to appoint nuns, priests, monks and brothers as principals and teachers in schools.

# schools - Monday 11 December, 2017

Some schools have closed today because of icy road conditions
# Snow Day
# Snow Day

Some schools have closed today because of icy road conditions

Dec 11th 2017, 8:46 AM 24,573 Views 16 Comments

Melted snow has frozen overnight, leading to treacherous road conditions this morning in some parts of the country.

# schools - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Gardaí investigating after Kildare school closed over 'security concern'
# Closed
# Closed

Gardaí investigating after Kildare school closed over 'security concern'

Dec 5th 2017, 11:13 AM 41,840 Views 4 Comments

It is understood the threat was not viable or serious.

# schools - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Study shows boys perform better when there are more girls in school with them
# Boys And Girls
# Boys And Girls

Study shows boys perform better when there are more girls in school with them

Nov 11th 2017, 7:30 AM 17,813 Views 17 Comments

A study published in the journal School Effectiveness and School Improvement looked into how the school environment influenced boy’s and girls’ educational performance in secondary schools.

# schools - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Kilkenny mother starts petition for all teachers in Ireland to have CPR and first aid training
# Isabelle's Law
# Isabelle's Law

Kilkenny mother starts petition for all teachers in Ireland to have CPR and first aid training

Nov 5th 2017, 7:00 AM 27,740 Views 50 Comments

Maria Condon said defibrillators in all schools “is a great idea but is going to be pointless unless all staff are trained”.

# schools - Thursday 2 November, 2017

First 'fitness to teach' hearing due to take place next week
# Misconduct
# Misconduct

First 'fitness to teach' hearing due to take place next week

Nov 2nd 2017, 5:18 PM 25,506 Views 16 Comments

About 25 complaints are currently being considered by the Teaching Council.

# schools - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow
# Back To School
# Back To School

Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow

Oct 17th 2017, 4:16 PM 13,951 Views 35 Comments

Minister for Education Richard Bruton announced on Twitter that schools will have to assess the damage done themselves.

# schools - Monday 16 October, 2017

Confirmed - All schools will remain closed tomorrow
# Ophelia
# Ophelia

Confirmed - All schools will remain closed tomorrow

Oct 16th 2017, 3:54 PM 98,728 Views 113 Comments

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has confirmed the news.

# schools - Saturday 14 October, 2017

New advice issued for Irish people travelling to Madagascar after plague outbreak
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

New advice issued for Irish people travelling to Madagascar after plague outbreak

Oct 14th 2017, 9:45 AM 16,468 Views 10 Comments

At least 54 people have been killed in the outbreak.

# schools - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

'It reduces stress': This programme is helping teachers support children with behavioural difficulties
# Incredible Years
# Incredible Years

'It reduces stress': This programme is helping teachers support children with behavioural difficulties

Oct 10th 2017, 6:10 AM 21,675 Views 5 Comments

The Incredible Years’ Teacher Classroom Management programme is being launched in all Deis schools.

# schools - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Fire audits ordered for more school buildings, but minister says they're safe
# Safety Standards
# Safety Standards

Fire audits ordered for more school buildings, but minister says they're safe

Sep 26th 2017, 8:01 PM 7,615 Views 19 Comments

Bruton said Western Building Systems is still eligible to apply for government building contracts.

# schools - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

'We have absolutely no idea how long we'll be here' - School's permanent building delayed by 'complex planning issue'
# Ballinteer Educate Together
# Ballinteer Educate Together

'We have absolutely no idea how long we'll be here' - School's permanent building delayed by 'complex planning issue'

Sep 13th 2017, 6:15 AM 11,564 Views 12 Comments

In March, parents and students marched to the Dáil.

# schools - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren

Sep 12th 2017, 3:13 PM 12,438 Views 56 Comments

The Oireachtas Education Committee has made a number recommendations to improve the mental health of school children.

# schools - Friday 1 September, 2017

Fire safety audits to be carried out on 25 schools constructed in the last 20 years
# Checkups
# Checkups

Fire safety audits to be carried out on 25 schools constructed in the last 20 years

Sep 1st 2017, 7:45 PM 11,386 Views 20 Comments

Fire safety in Ireland’s public buildings has been under the microscope in recent months.

# schools - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Anger as McDonald's given go ahead to open near school
# Arch Enemies
# Arch Enemies

Anger as McDonald's given go ahead to open near school

Jul 11th 2017, 7:31 PM 30,952 Views 73 Comments

A school in Greystones had tried to stop the fast food company opening near them.

# schools - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

An extra 975 SNAs will be allocated to schools this September
# Numbers Boost
# Numbers Boost

An extra 975 SNAs will be allocated to schools this September

Jul 5th 2017, 6:58 PM 11,543 Views 24 Comments

Some 864 assistants will be allocated in the coming days.

# schools - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

'No more baptism barrier': Catholic schools won't use religion as admission criteria, says Bruton
# Religious Reasons
# Religious Reasons

'No more baptism barrier': Catholic schools won't use religion as admission criteria, says Bruton

Jun 28th 2017, 10:29 PM 25,584 Views 175 Comments

There will still be exceptions in cases of minority schools, the Minister said.

# schools - Thursday 25 May, 2017

'It's not fair on our children - one classroom is so stuffy it's nicknamed the headache room'
# Looking For Space
# Looking For Space

'It's not fair on our children - one classroom is so stuffy it's nicknamed the headache room'

May 25th 2017, 6:10 AM 17,384 Views 29 Comments

Ballinteer Educate Together National School is sharing space with another school, despite having 230 pupils.

# schools - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

'All the children that live in our building got places in local schools - our daughter didn't'
# Baptism Barrier
# Baptism Barrier

'All the children that live in our building got places in local schools - our daughter didn't'

May 16th 2017, 6:05 AM 23,073 Views 75 Comments

The family’s story sparked a debate on the controversial ‘Catholics first’ policy in many primary schools.

# schools - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Concussion 'guidance document' being drafted for schools, clubs and sports governing bodies
# Head Injury
# Head Injury

Concussion 'guidance document' being drafted for schools, clubs and sports governing bodies

May 7th 2017, 8:45 AM 7,117 Views 10 Comments

The document comes after five young rugby players suffered serious head injuries during Junior Cup games.

# schools - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Two new Educate Together primary schools announced for Dublin
# Patronage
# Patronage

Two new Educate Together primary schools announced for Dublin

May 6th 2017, 3:02 PM 21,458 Views 75 Comments

The four new schools will be able to cater for up to 1,728 pupils.