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# Jan O'Sullivan

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Greens should be 'extremely' careful about going into government with FG or FF, says ex-Labour minister
Jan O’Sullivan said that the Greens needed to ‘tie down’ any commitments from the two parties.
'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar
The latest quarterly report found that the average monthly rent nationwide is €1,334.
This is how Labour wants the State to solve the housing crisis
A new national agency and a nationwide Rent Pressure Zone are on the party’s agenda.
'An attempt to suppress democracy': Removal of Labour's referendum posters reported to gardaí
A member of the public sent a video of people removing the Yes posters in Limerick city to Jan O’Sullivan TD.
Calls for changes to school uniforms to ease sting on parents' pockets
A new survey by Barnardo’s has shown parents of first year secondary students paying almost €800 to send their child to school.
Snapshot of one county: How Ireland's housing crisis grew out of control
Bray town councillor Pat Vance told his colleagues in 2013: “I’ll keep on saying it, time and time again, something needs to be done.”
Labour - including Alan Kelly - wants Irish Water to refund all payments
But only in the event of water charges being suspended…
Kids, you're going to school: Teachers call off strike
The industrial action was due to impact about 350 schools across the country.
Schools advised to have gender neutral toilets and uniforms to support transgender pupils
New guidelines have been launched to help schools support LGBT students.
Almost half of parents would not choose a Christian school for their child if they had the option
One in five people know someone who has baptised their child just to get them into the local school.
20,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed
…but most of them haven’t submitted all the necessary documentation.
'Quite startling': €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred
€83 million of donations has been made from congregations since the Ryan Report.
Is your area getting a new school? Here's the full list
The government has announced hundreds of new school building projects.
This poster is being introduced to classrooms to teach children about same-sex families
The ‘Different Families, Same Love’ campaign aims to celebrate different family structures.
3,200 primary schools are going to get a new Irish flag - and Proclamation
It’s part of a new 1916 Centenary initiative.
Labour's next leader, from most to least likely
Joan Burton is safe for now but who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…
Joy for locals as second teacher found for school on Aran Island
The teacher for the island’s sole primary school is to be funded privately by Zurich Insurance however.
Direct provision student who received 575 points told to accept college offer
The minister for education has intervened in the matter.
575 points direct provision teen to meet minister about going to college
Anna wants to study physiotherapy at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin.
'Parents and teachers are scared': Why won't more schools give up their Catholic patronage?
Many have staunchly resisted calls to amalgamate or divest.
'We'll depopulate - and very, very quickly the island will be gone'
The people of Inis Meáin are campaigning hard to get a second teacher for their primary school – but so far their protests are falling on deaf ears.
The curious case of a leaflet, some street lights and a war of words
This leaflet has sparked some harsh words from two councillors and a government minister.
Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms?
Many schools across the country only allow specialised uniforms from one particular shop. Should this be allowed?
610 new Special Needs Assistants are on their way to Irish schools
The dedicated assistants will be employed from September 2015 onwards.
Sorry kids, no more mid-week holidays to look forward to...
It seems that the Department of Education and teaching unions have reached an agreement.
Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms
Only a nominal number of teachers have taken up the new teacher training.
Minister called "scumbag b***h" by anti-water charge protesters
Ruth Coppinger has said the comments ‘do no favours’ to the anti-austerity movement.
'Not a chance' schools will lose funding if they don't support same-sex marriage
It has been dismissed as a ‘red herring’.
DrinkAware wants to educate young people about drinking but it's facing criticism
It’s funded by the alcohol industry.
Here's why Jan O'Sullivan's schools plan could spark a BIG row in government
Analysis: The politics behind today’s news on changes to schools’ admissions policy.
Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils' children they admit
Minister Jan O’Sullivan is due to announce new legislation later today.
Young teachers are facing an 'increasingly bleak reality'
Unions say half of all teachers under 30 are now on part-time work arrangements.
The Brazilians are coming!: Trinity set to strengthen ties with Latin American cousins
Ireland’s top ranked university has links with around 80 universities, research institutes and hospitals in Brazil.
"I'm not talking about discipline": Minister won't say whether teachers will be punished
Jan O’Sullivan says she’s pressing ahead with junior cycle reforms, insisting individual teachers “want to get on with it”.
Two ministers blocked from leaving Dublin school by water protesters
Jan O’Sullivan and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin were delayed for about 40 minutes.
Some small rural schools may be asked to merge with other schools
Most small schools are in Donegal, Mayo, Roscommon and parts of Galway and Kerry.
'We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools'
Parents are voicing their concerns over the Primary Online Education being rolled out in schools across the country.
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Coláiste Eoin, Skype facilities and the first Laureate of Irish fiction.
Minister: Keeping data on students until they're 30 is 'reasonable'
The minister said she is satisfied the time limit doesn’t need to be changed – for now, at least.
Taoiseach says teachers' strike is avoidable, but they don't agree
Around 330,000 second level students will have a day off tomorrow, as teachers go on strike again.