Advertisement
This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 17 °C Thursday 28 May, 2020

#Department of Education

# department-of-education - Friday 8 May, 2020

As it happened: Minister announces Leaving Cert exams cancelled, all students to receive 'calculated grades'

Speculation that the exams would be cancelled has been growing since reports last night.

# department-of-education - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Explainer: What are the options for this year's Leaving Cert, and why is it so complicated?

There’s a growing feeling among parents and students that the Leaving Cert should be cancelled.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Junior Cert students to receive 'certificates of completion' from State and written report from school

Plans to hold a school-based version of the Junior Cert in the autumn have been cancelled.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Debunked: Department of Education says as of now, it is not ordering all schools to close

Rumours were circulating on WhatsApp and on social media today that all schools nationwide are to be closed.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Irish colleges to develop €80,000 online system for reporting sexual assault and harassment

The Department of Education has funded the nationwide project.

# department-of-education - Thursday 9 January, 2020

€1m pilot scheme for schoolbooks for disadvantaged primary school pupils announced

The fund has been set up on top of a grant which is already provided to all schools.

# department-of-education - Friday 13 December, 2019

School secretaries unhappy with 'an absolute joke' 1.5% pay increase offer

Talks broke down between the Department of Education and Fórsa at the Workplace Relations Commission this week.

# department-of-education - Monday 14 October, 2019

Building company facing legal action from Dept of Education to 'vigorously contest' any litigation

Some 42 schools constructed by Western Building Systems have been at the centre of a safety probe.

# department-of-education - Monday 7 October, 2019

Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases

The scheme provides funding towards extra schooling in July for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or severe learning disability.

# department-of-education - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Young children with autism left without education due to funding delays

Home tutors have raised concerns that the Department of Education has failed to process tuition grants.

# department-of-education - Monday 23 September, 2019

New rules proposed to limit schools teaching 'difficult' children for fewer hours

Concerns have been raised over the use of reduced timetables.

# department-of-education - Sunday 8 September, 2019

'Lost in the system': Some school secretaries say they're not getting their 2.5% pay increases

The Department said that they’ve received calls on the issue, where they advise secretaries on what action they can take.

# department-of-education - Saturday 17 August, 2019

'Absolutely unacceptable': Teachers unsure of when they'll be paid after starting new jobs

Concerns have been raised about the length of time it takes to process teachers’ appointments.

# department-of-education - Monday 12 August, 2019

'Huge positive impact', 'very problematic': Mixed reactions to Irish exemption rule changes

IQ levels and psychological assessments are no longer a factor.

# department-of-education - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Teen with autism to challenge expulsion from school in High Court

The teenager was expelled by the school’s board of management in November 2018.

# department-of-education - Friday 2 August, 2019

Abuse survivors report 'huge fear' of visits to hospitals and institutions

That’s according to a new report published today.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Concern hundreds of children with autism could be without school places in September

Last month the Department of Education served statutory notices on 18 schools and two patrol bodies in the Dublin 15 area urging them to make additional provision.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation'

A new scheme aimed at teaching pupils a second language was announced today.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer

Neither the Department of Education nor the State Examination Commission keep those details.

# department-of-education - Monday 28 January, 2019

'We're getting it in the neck': Lack of sub teachers at 'crisis point' as parents complain about schooling standards

Fianna Fáil education spokesperson Thomas Byrne has claimed poor training and insufficient pay was behind the drop in the supply.

# department-of-education - Thursday 17 January, 2019

'Signing on the dole embarrases them the most': School secretaries launch campaign for equal pay

Kathleen O’Doherty from Donegal has written to eight Education Ministers about school secretaries’ pay.

# department-of-education - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Minister for Education suing Western Building Systems after concerns of structural defects at schools

A total of 42 schools built by Western Building Systems were inspected over concerns about potential structural problems earlier this year.

# department-of-education - Thursday 15 November, 2018

'This would not happen in more affluent areas': Cabra community in protest over school pitch

Parents and children of Naomh Fionnbarra GAA Club are calling for the restoration of their all-weather pitch.

# department-of-education - Monday 29 October, 2018

Plans being drawn up for potential closure of more school buildings over structural defects

The results of some assessments are due to be released tomorrow.

# department-of-education - Thursday 25 October, 2018

HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns'

The company was involved in the construction of the extension to Beaumont Hospital.

Attorney General consulted over awarding of school building contracts to WBS

A total of 42 schools will be assessed over the next two weeks.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Two more Dublin schools closed with immediate effect over structural problems

More than 1,200 pupils in north Dublin have been affected by the closures.

# department-of-education - Monday 10 September, 2018

New subject changes for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert get the go ahead

New specifications for Maths, Home Economics, History, Music and Geography are set to go live from this month for Junior Cert students.

# department-of-education - Monday 27 August, 2018

School launches High Court challenge over decision requiring it to enrol boy with autism

The student involved cannot be identified for legal reasons.

# department-of-education - Monday 23 July, 2018

Catholic mother loses case after claiming girl turned down for school bus scheme on religious grounds

The family were told the girl wasn’t eligible for the free scheme because there was a suitable school nearby.

# department-of-education - Sunday 15 July, 2018

'During the summer she has to sign on': Some school secretaries are paid €10,900 a year, others €35,000

There are around 3,000 school secretaries in Ireland – most of whom are in precarious employment.

# department-of-education - 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.

# department-of-education - 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.

# department-of-education - Sunday 3 June, 2018

'There will be chaos': Locals object to plans for school on site of former Harold's Cross greyhound stadium

Dublin City Council granted permission but the decision has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.

# department-of-education - Friday 13 April, 2018

42 new primary and secondary schools to be built by 2022

17 of the new schools are to be built by September 2019. The vast majority of the new institutions will be located in the Dublin area.

# department-of-education - 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.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education'

Proposed legislation seeks to remove religious ethos from sex education in schools.

# department-of-education - Friday 9 February, 2018

School bus stopped by gardaí due to badly worn tyres and rust is taken out of service

The Department of Education said the “safety of children travelling on the school transport service is of paramount importance”.

# department-of-education - Thursday 11 January, 2018

'It's a global campus': Ireland's most expensive school with yearly €24k fees to open in September

The Nord Anglia International School in Dublin will offer students the International Baccalaureate.

# department-of-education - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Are you a lone parent? If so, you might be eligible for a €5,000 per year higher education bursary

Students will be allocated €5,000 per year over the next three years, coming to a total of €6 million.

1 2 3 4 5