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#Minister for Education

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

'We've been hit quite a few times': Teachers' union on why pay changes are needed

Education Minister Richard Bruton said that it isn’t possible to negotiate a deal for teachers separate to other public sectors.

# minister-for-education - Friday 11 August, 2017

Court rejects government order that would have compelled school to enroll student

A departmental committee decided that the boy should be given a place – but that has been overruled twice now.

# minister-for-education - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Richard Bruton rules himself out as Fine Gael leader - and will back Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald announced she wouldn’t be running earlier this morning.

# minister-for-education - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

The government has just made a rake of promises about special needs education

Teachers union the INTO said that the “jury was out” on the new resource model.

# minister-for-education - 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.

# minister-for-education - 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.

# minister-for-education - 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.

# minister-for-education - 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.

# minister-for-education - 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?

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

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.

# minister-for-education - 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.

# minister-for-education - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda?

We live in a time of austerity – and education is being targeted along with other elements of society.

# minister-for-education - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Hundreds of teachers won't be trained for the new English curriculum by September

It has prompted renewed calls from the opposition for changes to the Junior Cycle to be delayed.

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Gone home early? Ruairí Quinn absent for his final questions as Education Minister

The Minister announced last week that he will be ending up his career in politics after almost four decades.

# minister-for-education - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has resigned from Cabinet I'm Out This post contains videos

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has resigned from Cabinet

The Labour TD will step down after the reshuffle, he confirmed today.

# minister-for-education - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

'I don't have to fight for more money from the government' - Education Minister

Ruairi Quinn says that because three of the four members of the Economic Management Council are teachers, he never has to fight for funding.

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity

Minister Ruairi Quinn has stressed that there are currently no plans to reassess resource levels.

# minister-for-education - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher?

The Education Minister said he wants this to be the case, but is it necessary?

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Ireland’s primary school principals are at breaking point, says INTO

General Secretary Sheila Nunan said the workload of principals needs to be reviewed.

School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn also said he was disappointed in the lack of “genuinely inclusive schools”.

Poll: Should children be allowed to go home early to avoid religion class? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should children be allowed to go home early to avoid religion class?

Reforms expected to be announced later today could make it easier for children to opt-out.

# minister-for-education - Monday 31 March, 2014

Government approves another €60k for parental anti-bullying training

More than 3,000 parents took part in the training courses over the last year.

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Legislation aims to 'inspire confidence' in schools enrolment policies

The Bill would require schools to include a statement in their enrolment policy saying that pupils would not be discriminated against.

# minister-for-education - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Teachers say teenagers experiencing increased levels of emotional difficulties due to the recession

The ASTI are calling for more resources to help students with emotional difficulties or who are victims of bullying.

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Tuck shop crackdown: Quinn to issue healthy eating guidelines for schools

Minister Ruairí Quinn said he could not “dictate” what is sold in the vending machines in schools.

# minister-for-education - Monday 3 February, 2014

More boys are staying on in school to do the Leaving Cert

More than 90 per cent of Irish students stay on to complete the exams, according to a report out today.

# minister-for-education - Monday 27 January, 2014

Priests tell Ruairí Quinn to stop undermining religion in schools

The Association of Catholic Priests strongly criticised the Minister for Education after he said religion should be taught within homes and parishes rather than schools.

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Quinn “hopeful” for progress in ASTI dispute as areas of discussion identified

However, the Education Minister said that the “terms and conditions” of the guarantee are not under his control.

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

TUI says more teachers are needed if planned Junior Cert changes are to be made

The Teachers Union of Ireland said they are concerned there is not enough resources to implement the planned reforms.

# minister-for-education - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Educate Together appointed patron of new schools in Dublin and Galway

The NGO aims to provide equality of access to children regardless of their cultural or religious backgrounds.

# minister-for-education - Monday 23 September, 2013

Quinn: I'm not an aggressive secularist

The Minister for Education launched a public consultation on inclusiveness in primary schools today.

# minister-for-education - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Over 2,200 students still without grants as college year draws to a close

While 328 grants have still to be processed by SUSI, an additional 1,938 students remain in limbo as the result of ongoing disputes over documentation.

# minister-for-education - Monday 22 April, 2013

Applications open to determine patronage of four new primary schools

The four schools – due to open in September 2014 – are in Cork, Dublin Fingal, Dublin South, and Galway.

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Ruairí Quinn faces red cards and heckles during INTO address

The Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, was addressing the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation at their annual conference in Cork.

# minister-for-education - Monday 1 April, 2013

Calls for rural schools to be protected

The Green Party has called on the Education Minister to avoid implementing recommendations that may lead to the closure of rural schools.

# minister-for-education - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Dept. of Education to overhaul Leaving Cert programme and points race

Plans include reducing the number of degree programmes, cutting grade bands and changing the predictability of exams.

# minister-for-education - Thursday 31 January, 2013

National guidelines on mental health in secondary schools published

The guidelines provide information to schools on how to address mental health promotion and suicide prevention.

# minister-for-education - Monday 28 January, 2013

New guidelines may make it easier to rent schoolbooks

The Department of Education has issued a series of practical guidelines hoping to get schools to set up schemes.

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Free access to Encyclopaedia Britannica for school-going children

Schoolchildren throughout Ireland can now access the online version of the encyclopaedia from their home.

# minister-for-education - Monday 12 November, 2012

Construction starts on eight new schools

A loan of €50 million from the European Investment Bank means the building projects in five counties can now go ahead.

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