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#Jan O'Sullivan

# jan-osullivan - Monday 23 April, 2018

'An attempt to suppress democracy': Removal of Labour's referendum posters reported to gardaí

A member of the public sent a video of people removing the Yes posters in Limerick city to Jan O’Sullivan TD.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Calls for changes to school uniforms to ease sting on parents' pockets

A new survey by Barnardo’s has shown parents of first year secondary students paying almost €800 to send their child to school.

# jan-osullivan - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Snapshot of one county: How Ireland's housing crisis grew out of control

Bray town councillor Pat Vance told his colleagues in 2013: “I’ll keep on saying it, time and time again, something needs to be done.”

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Labour - including Alan Kelly - wants Irish Water to refund all payments

But only in the event of water charges being suspended…

# jan-osullivan - Friday 12 February, 2016

Kids, you're going to school: Teachers call off strike

The industrial action was due to impact about 350 schools across the country.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 29 January, 2016

Schools advised to have gender neutral toilets and uniforms to support transgender pupils

New guidelines have been launched to help schools support LGBT students.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Almost half of parents would not choose a Christian school for their child if they had the option

One in five people know someone who has baptised their child just to get them into the local school.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 30 November, 2015

20,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed

…but most of them haven’t submitted all the necessary documentation.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 23 November, 2015

‘Quite startling’: €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred

€83 million of donations has been made from congregations since the Ryan Report.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Is your area getting a new school? Here's the full list

The government has announced hundreds of new school building projects.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

This poster is being introduced to classrooms to teach children about same-sex families

The ‘Different Families, Same Love’ campaign aims to celebrate different family structures.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 14 September, 2015

3,200 primary schools are going to get a new Irish flag - and Proclamation

It’s part of a new 1916 Centenary initiative.

# jan-osullivan - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Labour's next leader, from most to least likely

Joan Burton is safe for now but who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Joy for locals as second teacher found for school on Aran Island

The teacher for the island’s sole primary school is to be funded privately by Zurich Insurance however.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 14 August, 2015

Direct provision student who received 575 points told to accept college offer

The minister for education has intervened in the matter.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 13 August, 2015

575 points direct provision teen to meet minister about going to college

Anna wants to study physiotherapy at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin.

# jan-osullivan - Sunday 9 August, 2015

'Parents and teachers are scared': Why won't more schools give up their Catholic patronage?

Many have staunchly resisted calls to amalgamate or divest.

# jan-osullivan - 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.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 13 July, 2015

The curious case of a leaflet, some street lights and a war of words

This leaflet has sparked some harsh words from two councillors and a government minister.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 10 July, 2015

Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms?

Many schools across the country only allow specialised uniforms from one particular shop. Should this be allowed?

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

610 new Special Needs Assistants are on their way to Irish schools

The dedicated assistants will be employed from September 2015 onwards.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Sorry kids, no more mid-week holidays to look forward to...

It seems that the Department of Education and teaching unions have reached an agreement.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms

Only a nominal number of teachers have taken up the new teacher training.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Minister called "scumbag b***h" by anti-water charge protesters

Ruth Coppinger has said the comments ‘do no favours’ to the anti-austerity movement.

'Not a chance' schools will lose funding if they don't support same-sex marriage

It has been dismissed as a ‘red herring’.

# jan-osullivan - Sunday 12 April, 2015

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Here's why Jan O'Sullivan's schools plan could spark a BIG row in government

Analysis: The politics behind today’s news on changes to schools’ admissions policy.

Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils’ children they admit

Minister Jan O’Sullivan is due to announce new legislation later today.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 6 April, 2015

Young teachers are facing an 'increasingly bleak reality'

Unions say half of all teachers under 30 are now on part-time work arrangements.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

The Brazilians are coming!: Trinity set to strengthen ties with Latin American cousins

Ireland’s top ranked university has links with around 80 universities, research institutes and hospitals in Brazil.

# jan-osullivan - Saturday 28 February, 2015

"I'm not talking about discipline": Minister won't say whether teachers will be punished

Jan O’Sullivan says she’s pressing ahead with junior cycle reforms, insisting individual teachers “want to get on with it”.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Two ministers blocked from leaving Dublin school by water protesters

Jan O’Sullivan and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin were delayed for about 40 minutes.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Some small rural schools may be asked to merge with other schools

Most small schools are in Donegal, Mayo, Roscommon and parts of Galway and Kerry.

# jan-osullivan - Saturday 7 February, 2015

'We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools' POD

'We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools'

Parents are voicing their concerns over the Primary Online Education being rolled out in schools across the country.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Coláiste Eoin, Skype facilities and the first Laureate of Irish fiction.

Minister: Keeping data on students until they're 30 is 'reasonable'

The minister said she is satisfied the time limit doesn’t need to be changed – for now, at least.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Taoiseach says teachers' strike is avoidable, but they don't agree

Around 330,000 second level students will have a day off tomorrow, as teachers go on strike again.

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.

# jan-osullivan - 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.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Enda Kenny wants more women...

… to serve in Cabinet if the government is re-elected.

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