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#Department of Education

# department-of-education - Yesterday’s News

'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.

# department-of-education - 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.

# department-of-education - Friday 1 September, 2017

Fire safety audits to be carried out on 25 schools constructed in the last 20 years

Fire safety in Ireland’s public buildings has been under the microscope in recent months.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

'No more baptism barrier': Catholic schools won't use religion as admission criteria, says Bruton

There will still be exceptions in cases of minority schools, the Minister said.

# department-of-education - Sunday 25 June, 2017

English Language Teachers start shouting louder about their working rights

The Department of Education won’t meet with the teachers as they are private workers.

# department-of-education - Friday 2 June, 2017

Sale of iconic Harold's Cross greyhound stadium for €23m gets go-ahead

The 89-year-old stadium shut in February and a school will be built on the site.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

School waiting lists are being scrapped - but it's not yet known what will happen to students currently on one

New legislation will see the waiting lists phased out after admission reforms.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Harold's Cross Stadium is being sold to make way for schools

But nobody is saying for how much.

# department-of-education - 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.

# department-of-education - Thursday 3 November, 2016

No movement in teachers' pay discussions ahead of next week's strike

The gardaí are not the only public servants who are currently locked in talks.

# department-of-education - Friday 23 September, 2016

Seven sex abuse victims dropped cases against the State after it sent them letters

Earlier this year, it was reported that people abused while in Irish national schools had received the letters.

# department-of-education - 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.

# department-of-education - 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.

# department-of-education - Thursday 9 June, 2016

'He's going to struggle': Teenager with learning disability denied Leaving Cert support

Hundreds of students each year are denied supports like readers and scribes and advocates say the SEC needs to widen eligibility criteria.

# department-of-education - Friday 20 May, 2016

Student with dyslexia brings fresh High Court appeal to secure help for Leaving Cert exams

His previous application for a reader was refused before the supporting evidence was submitted.

# department-of-education - Monday 16 May, 2016

'Like most of my friends, I baptised my children so they could go to school': The anger of Ireland's non-religious parents

Documents released to TheJournal.ie under freedom of information show the anger of Ireland’s non-religious parents.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Dyslexic student launches High Court action after being denied exam support

The 18-year-old Leaving Cert student is hoping to secure a reader that will allow him to understand exam papers.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Religious discrimination in schools to be addressed 'before the next school year'

Minister Jan O’Sullivan says the government won’t be getting to it before the election.

# department-of-education - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Schools getting zero direction on how to teach kids through technology

Over the past 20 years, teachers have struggled to successfully incorporate computers and tablets into the classroom in Ireland, writes Fergal McCarthy.

# department-of-education - Monday 19 October, 2015

Mother starts second week chaining herself to the front of the Department of Education

This is in relation to a grant payment for her son, who has autism.

# department-of-education - Friday 16 October, 2015

Mother chains herself to government gates to protest son's educational treatment

Aaron, who has autism, had previously attended a specialist facility close to his home.

# department-of-education - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Child (6) deemed by school to be “an unacceptable risk” to other students will be let reapply

The school had earlier been told to enrol him. The board will now consider a new application.

# department-of-education - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Explainer: The Leaving Cert's getting a massive overhaul. Here's how it'll work.

New reforms launched today are aimed at reducing the pressure faced by students at exam time.

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