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#Richard Bruton

# richard-bruton - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Poll: So who do you want to be the next Fine Gael leader / Taoiseach? Spoilt For Choice This post contains a poll

Poll: So who do you want to be the next Fine Gael leader / Taoiseach?

It’s game on in the contest to be the next leader of both Fine Gael and Ireland.

# richard-bruton - Friday 5 May, 2017

University of Limerick asks for review after claims of financial misconduct

Former employees have made claims of ‘inappropriate expenses’ at the university’s finance department.

# richard-bruton - 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.

# richard-bruton - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Congregation says government was 'forced' to set up €1.5 billion redress scheme for abuse victims

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, one of the 18 congregations investigated by the Ryan Commission, has published a statement on the matter.

# richard-bruton - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Questions raised over how schools are chosen for government meals scheme

A Sinn Féin TD says that although the announcement is welcome, the DEIS scheme is a blunt tool to identify disadvantage.

# richard-bruton - Friday 10 March, 2017

'Hand over the keys': Pressure builds on religious groups over child abuse reparations

The religious groups say falling property prices are the reason only 14% of the total costs have been paid.

# richard-bruton - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Religious groups still owe €1.3 billion for institutional child abuse

Education minister Richard Bruton slammed the religious groups in a strongly-worded statement.

# richard-bruton - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

FactCheck: How many new social housing units does the government plan to build?

Richard Bruton made the claim, and a FactCheck reader asked us to step in, so we did.

# richard-bruton - Monday 6 February, 2017

Poll: Are school uniforms too expensive? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are school uniforms too expensive?

Guidelines are to be issued to schools outlining how they can help cut costs for parents.

# richard-bruton - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

FactCheck: Is Richard Bruton right to say housing starts are on the rise?

The Education Minister made the claim during Leaders Questions last week – our readers asked for it to be tested.

# richard-bruton - Monday 30 January, 2017

New schools plan 'will reflect more diversity in 21st century Ireland'

The government want to have 400 multi-denominational schools in place by 2030.

# richard-bruton - 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.

# richard-bruton - Monday 16 January, 2017

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# richard-bruton - Monday 5 December, 2016

Schools to be required to publish all complaints made against them

Under a new student and parent charter, schools will have to outline the outcome of each complaint made by parents.

# richard-bruton - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'No water charges through the front door or the back door': Mary Lou tells Bruton charges need to go

Richard Bruton stepped into Enda’s shoes for Leaders’ Questions today.

# richard-bruton - Monday 28 November, 2016

Government must stop discrimination in funding for new schools, say teachers

Richard Bruton has said new funding measures will help the “smooth establishment” of new schools.

# richard-bruton - Sunday 20 November, 2016

FactCheck: Do 700,000 jobs really depend on our "open access" to the EU

Richard Bruton made a big claim about this major issue, on Claire Byrne Live earlier in the week.

# richard-bruton - Monday 7 November, 2016

'It beggars belief the ASTI would decide to close schools indefinitely'

ASTI members are withdrawing from certain duties.

# richard-bruton - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Confirmed: About 400 secondary schools will be closed tomorrow

No deal was reached today.

# richard-bruton - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Over 500 parents and children protest at the Dáil over delayed school build

St Mochta’s National School in Clonsilla, west Dublin, claims it has been denied a new school for ten years.

# richard-bruton - Friday 23 September, 2016

One third of Irish secondary schools don't have a book rental scheme

The average cost of sending a child back to school is over €1,000.

# richard-bruton - Friday 16 September, 2016

The government wants to reduce the cost of school uniforms for parents

The Action Plan for Education was launched yesterday.

# richard-bruton - Thursday 15 September, 2016

New school subjects roll-out: Kids to learn coding, Mandarin, computer science and politics

Education Minister Richard Bruton launched the government’s new action plan for education today.

# richard-bruton - Monday 5 September, 2016

School reverses decision to deny place to Traveller child

Education Minister Richard Bruton has said his department is taking steps to assist the boy’s family.

# richard-bruton - Thursday 1 September, 2016

FactCheck: How many people actually work for foreign companies in Ireland?

We heard all kinds of numbers from several politicians this week. FactCheck gets to the truth.

# richard-bruton - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

UCD is planning to spend €300 million building 3,000 more student residences

The university has just opened a new accommodation block housing 354 residences.

# richard-bruton - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Here's what Ireland's top universities are making from student contributions

The burden on students has gone up and up over the last six years.

# richard-bruton - Sunday 7 August, 2016

FactCheck: Was Richard Bruton right to say that newer TDs get paid less?

Do lower public service salaries extend to the Dáil chamber? FactCheck finds out.

# richard-bruton - 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.

# richard-bruton - Saturday 30 July, 2016

The State employs 154 religious chaplains in secondary schools around the country

The cost of their employment is €9.5 million.

# richard-bruton - Monday 25 July, 2016

Vulture funds using charitable status for tax avoidance being investigated

Some vulture funds are using a tax loophole to pay as little as €250 in tax in Ireland.

New rules mean anyone will be able to make a complaint about poor teacher performance

The new mechanism will be introduced later this morning.

# richard-bruton - 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.

# richard-bruton - Monday 18 July, 2016

Kids may start learning how to code in primary school

Richard Bruton has written to the NCCA to ask if it can be put on the curriculum.

Poll: Should children learn coding in primary school? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should children learn coding in primary school?

That’s a suggestion coming from the education minister.

# richard-bruton - Monday 11 July, 2016

'Not much of a f***ing ambush': An oral history of the 2010 heave against Enda Kenny Long Read This post contains videos

'Not much of a f***ing ambush': An oral history of the 2010 heave against Enda Kenny

As the Taoiseach comes under fire again, this is the inside story of that coup six years ago.

# richard-bruton - Thursday 30 June, 2016

# richard-bruton - 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.

# richard-bruton - Monday 29 February, 2016

They said – the general election count quotes of the weekend

Lots of politicians had lots to say today as you might imagine, and not all of it was nice.

# richard-bruton - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Enda the line? Bruton backs his leader after Fine Gael slump Fine Gael Fallout This post contains videos

Enda the line? Bruton backs his leader after Fine Gael slump

Enda Kenny’s leadership will come under scrutiny following a poor election result for Fine Gael.

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