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#Department of Education

# department-of-education - Friday 9 February, 2018

School bus stopped by gardaí due to badly worn tyres and rust is taken out of service

The Department of Education said the “safety of children travelling on the school transport service is of paramount importance”.

# department-of-education - Thursday 11 January, 2018

'It's a global campus': Ireland's most expensive school with yearly €24k fees to open in September

The Nord Anglia International School in Dublin will offer students the International Baccalaureate.

# department-of-education - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Are you a lone parent? If so, you might be eligible for a €5,000 per year higher education bursary

Students will be allocated €5,000 per year over the next three years, coming to a total of €6 million.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

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

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

# department-of-education - Friday 1 September, 2017

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

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

# department-of-education - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

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

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

# department-of-education - Sunday 25 June, 2017

English Language Teachers start shouting louder about their working rights

The Department of Education won’t meet with the teachers as they are private workers.

# department-of-education - Friday 2 June, 2017

Sale of iconic Harold's Cross greyhound stadium for €23m gets go-ahead

The 89-year-old stadium shut in February and a school will be built on the site.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

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.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Harold's Cross Stadium is being sold to make way for schools

But nobody is saying for how much.

# department-of-education - Monday 17 April, 2017

Government initiative to encourage more Travellers to become teachers

The initiative is aimed at encouraging disadvantaged groups into the teaching profession.

# department-of-education - Thursday 3 November, 2016

No movement in teachers' pay discussions ahead of next week's strike

The gardaí are not the only public servants who are currently locked in talks.

# department-of-education - Friday 23 September, 2016

Seven sex abuse victims dropped cases against the State after it sent them letters

Earlier this year, it was reported that people abused while in Irish national schools had received the letters.

# department-of-education - Friday 22 July, 2016

The State sent 'intimidating' legal letters to abuse survivors about their legal actions

O’Keeffe won a landmark legal against the Irish State in the European Court of Human Rights.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Every single child who needs a special needs assistant will get one

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said the increase will support 160 new special classes – many for children on the autism spectrum.

# department-of-education - Thursday 9 June, 2016

'He's going to struggle': Teenager with learning disability denied Leaving Cert support

Hundreds of students each year are denied supports like readers and scribes and advocates say the SEC needs to widen eligibility criteria.

# department-of-education - Friday 20 May, 2016

Student with dyslexia brings fresh High Court appeal to secure help for Leaving Cert exams

His previous application for a reader was refused before the supporting evidence was submitted.

# department-of-education - Monday 16 May, 2016

'Like most of my friends, I baptised my children so they could go to school': The anger of Ireland's non-religious parents

Documents released to under freedom of information show the anger of Ireland’s non-religious parents.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Dyslexic student launches High Court action after being denied exam support

The 18-year-old Leaving Cert student is hoping to secure a reader that will allow him to understand exam papers.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Religious discrimination in schools to be addressed 'before the next school year'

Minister Jan O’Sullivan says the government won’t be getting to it before the election.

# department-of-education - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Schools getting zero direction on how to teach kids through technology

Over the past 20 years, teachers have struggled to successfully incorporate computers and tablets into the classroom in Ireland, writes Fergal McCarthy.

# department-of-education - Monday 19 October, 2015

Mother starts second week chaining herself to the front of the Department of Education

This is in relation to a grant payment for her son, who has autism.

# department-of-education - Friday 16 October, 2015

Mother chains herself to government gates to protest son's educational treatment

Aaron, who has autism, had previously attended a specialist facility close to his home.

# department-of-education - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Child (6) deemed by school to be “an unacceptable risk” to other students will be let reapply

The school had earlier been told to enrol him. The board will now consider a new application.

# department-of-education - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Explainer: The Leaving Cert's getting a massive overhaul. Here's how it'll work.

New reforms launched today are aimed at reducing the pressure faced by students at exam time.

# department-of-education - Thursday 27 August, 2015

'Abandoned, remote and neglected': This is the school Educate Together don't want to use

Educate Together says the school is not suitable as it is too far from the town.

# department-of-education - Saturday 18 July, 2015

'We'll depopulate - and very, very quickly the island will be gone'

The people of Inis Meáin are campaigning hard to get a second teacher for their primary school – but so far their protests are falling on deaf ears.

# department-of-education - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Taxpayers could end up footing €4.1m bill for student grant overpayment

The Department of Education has apologised for the error.

# department-of-education - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Catholic Church tells Irish schools how they should treat non-Catholics

Atheist Ireland said the proposals do not respect the human rights of atheist or secular families.

# department-of-education - Friday 13 February, 2015

Teachers are miffed Junior Cert details were leaked to newspaper

Unions have rejected the draft document but say it may form the basis for discussions.

# department-of-education - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Poll: Should teachers mark their own students for State exams? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should teachers mark their own students for State exams?

Talks on the Junior Cycle dispute are getting underway today.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Garda vetting of 36,000 teachers will wait until after new laws are brought in

The minister also wants fitness to teach hearings to be held in public.

# department-of-education - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Minister to reconsider keeping data on school children until they're 30

The Department’s plans for a national database have come under fire.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Department's plan to collect data on every child a 'worrying overreach of the State'

The information could be until the child is 30.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Student teachers say Gaeltacht placement is ‘unregulated waste of money’

The Department of Education said it had not taken the decision to abolish the subsidy lightly but cuts had to be made.

# department-of-education - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Discrimination against LGBT teachers to end under amended law

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik says she is “delighted” that on Dublin Pride day the Government will move on her bill.

# department-of-education - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Court tells department to give two children with Down syndrome maximum resource teaching hours

The High Court made the decision in a dispute between two families and the Department of Education.

Whistleblower says builders paid by State are defrauding the welfare system

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn dealt with the claims raised by Fianna Fáil’s Robert Troy at Leaders’ Questions today.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Special needs assistants unsure if they will have work in September

The overall number of SNAs are up, but some schools have lost out on hours.

# department-of-education - Saturday 7 June, 2014

TD warns that children's lives are being put at risk during storms

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn admitted that the current advice system for schools may need to be updated.

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