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#Department of Education and Skills

# department-of-education-and-skills - 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.

# department-of-education-and-skills - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Severely disabled child denied education for 10 months after allegations of abuse at school

A new report from the Ombudsman for Children says education must be adaptable to the individual needs of children

# department-of-education-and-skills - Friday 18 July, 2014

Unions protest over claims of 'continued abuse of builders' by Dept of Education

The union claims that workers are being ‘forced’ to work as self-employed, “despite the fact that they are clearly employees.”

# department-of-education-and-skills - Friday 16 May, 2014

Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education

We are a society, not a collection of economic units where some of our children can be victimised in the name of “value for money”.

# department-of-education-and-skills - 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.

# department-of-education-and-skills - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Column: Ireland needs to reduce childhood obesity, so why are schools cutting PE hours?

Our society has epidemic levels of obesity – so why is the Department of Education reducing the importance of PE in our schools? asks Fergal Lyons.

# department-of-education-and-skills - Monday 28 January, 2013

Govt departments doubling up for online encyclopaedia fees

Both the Department of Education and the Department of the Environment are currently paying for access to Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.

# department-of-education-and-skills - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Department overpaid teachers and school staff by €1.1 million

The Comptroller & Auditor General says the Department of Education was late in introducing pay cuts to new teachers in 2011.

# department-of-education-and-skills - Thursday 13 September, 2012

New online directory for unemployed people launched

Minister Joan Burton launched the new on-line directory Find Your Local services, alongside the 19th edition of the handbook Working for Work.

# department-of-education-and-skills - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Parents in Kildare furious as children of gaelscoileanna ignored

About 1,600 primary school-going Gaelgeoirí will be forced to attend mainly English-speaking secondary schools in North Kildare.

# department-of-education-and-skills - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Kerry school closes after 47 days with no pupils

The principal of the school in Clonkeen has been paid for the last seven weeks despite having nobody to teach.

# department-of-education-and-skills - Saturday 5 March, 2011

School secretaries vote for industrial action over wage cuts

72 per cent of school secretaries and caretakers vote for industrial action over a 5 per cent pay cut imposed in January.