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#Schools

# schools - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'Violence not a lesson any child should learn': Nearly half of Irish teens witness bullying in school

And almost three in 10 had been bullied themselves.

# schools - Friday 31 August, 2018

School inspectors will ensure students who opt-out of religion classes are taught another subject, says minister

Minister Richard Burton said ETB schools must adhere to new departmental rules about religion classes.

# schools - Monday 27 August, 2018

'Excitedly I rang the Dept of Education thinking our lack of funding must've been some oversight.'

Why doesn’t the government fund special classes for secondary school students with autism, asks Graham Manning.

# schools - Sunday 26 August, 2018

From The42 Leinster Schools clinch inter-pro title with victory over Ulster in UL Champions

Leinster Schools clinch inter-pro title with victory over Ulster in UL

IQ Rugby secured a win in their final fixture against Munster in UL.

# schools - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

From The42 Leinster and Munster Schools can't be separated as Ulster beat IQ Rugby Prospects

Leinster and Munster Schools can't be separated as Ulster beat IQ Rugby

Nathan Doak, son of former Ulster coach Neil, was influential again in UL.

# schools - Sunday 19 August, 2018

From The42 Ulster strike late to beat Munster as Leinster Schools excite in UL Future Stars

Ulster strike late to beat Munster as Leinster Schools excite in UL

All the action from the first game day in the Schools inter-pros at UL.

# schools - Monday 9 July, 2018

Suicide prevention training for secondary school teachers to be expanded

Education Minister Richard Bruton announced that the SafeTALK programme will be rolled out to six further education centres.

# schools - Monday 25 June, 2018

'It's an absolute relief': Contractor to be appointed to complete schools impacted by Carillion collapse

In mid-January, it emerged that work had stalled on a number of schools after the UK-based firm went bust.

# schools - Friday 22 June, 2018

Row over €18 million school grounds sale settled with 4-acre donation

The agreement will see the donation of almost 4 acres of land by the Christian Brothers.

# schools - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Sammon liquidation: Schools say they're still optimistic they can open their doors in September

On Tuesday, Sammon Contracting Ireland Limited was placed into liquidation.

# schools - Monday 28 May, 2018

Parents in these 16 areas to be surveyed over demand for non-denominational schools

The government wants 400 multi- and non-denominational schools in place by 2030.

# schools - Monday 21 May, 2018

Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools

Age restrictions, the use of phones in the classroom, and the taking of photos in school are just some of the issues being consulted on.

# schools - Monday 30 April, 2018

Carillion construction fallout: Wexford principal fearful new school may not be able to open in time

As the end of the term approaches, Loreto’s board of management and principal are getting increasingly worried.

# schools - Monday 23 April, 2018

It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities

“We’re aiming to get everyone moving, and that’s particularly important for children.”

# schools - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

'We're exhausted': Schools and contractors fearful and confused over Sammon examinership

Carillion went bust in early January, as a result of debts of over £1.5 billion.

# schools - Monday 9 April, 2018

# schools - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Opinion: 'Religious instruction and worship should take place outside core school hours'

This proposal seeks to find a workable compromise between different belief groups at minimum cost, writes David Graham.

# schools - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Minister orders full review of sex education in schools

Richard Bruton is due to address the annual conference of the ASTI teachers’ union this morning.

# schools - Sunday 25 March, 2018

What to do if your daughter didn't get the HPV vaccine before, but wants it now

Since September 2016 the uptake rate for the vaccine has increased from 51% to 62%.

# schools - Monday 19 March, 2018

24,000 bomb hoax emails sent to UK schools as 'part of Minecraft gamer feud'

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

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'

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

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

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

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

Buses are not running in many areas.

# schools - Monday 19 February, 2018

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should first aid be compulsory in schools?

What do you think?

# schools - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

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

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

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

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

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'

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' Exclusive

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

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

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

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

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

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