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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# irish schools

Last year
Opinion: To achieve equal education, we must remove religious instruction from school hours
Paddy Monahan of Education Equality says it’s time to separate religion and education, once and for all.
All time
# Education
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?
Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney and social care worker Anne Marie Quilligan tell Susan Daly about the conditions faced by Traveller children in the country’s education system.
# sexual health
Coveney: 'Sex education isn't about religion. The State must ensure young people get the facts'
He said young people today are exposed to much more explicit forms of pornography and sexual content than any generation before them.
# away in a manger
Which Role Do You Deserve In The School Nativity Play?
Are you a Mary, or more of a Distracted Shepherd #2? We can tell you.
# prefab sprout
How Grim Was Your School?
Mice. Prefabs. A weird smell. You know what we mean.
# Court
39 convictions for parents so far over children missing school last year
In total last year, there were 175 court summons given to parents over 101 children.
# Cyberbullying
Social media: the good, the bad and the ugly
The Dáil discussed all aspects of social media this afternoon, from how Skype is keeping Irish families in touch at a time of emigration to the effects of cyberbullying.
# not adding up
Chief Inspector's Report highlights problems with Maths and Irish teaching
The teaching of Irish was found to be “problematic” in almost one in three lessons at post-primary, while Maths teaching was found to be “satisfactory or better” in just 77 per cent of schools monitored.
# school building
European Investment Bank agrees to fund 550 new classrooms
€100m loan will kick start building project in 2014. But government hopes to secure up to €1 billion a year from EIB.