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#Jan O'Sullivan

# jan-osullivan - Monday 2 March, 2020

Greens should be 'extremely' careful about going into government with FG or FF, says ex-Labour minister
# Warning
# Warning

Greens should be 'extremely' careful about going into government with FG or FF, says ex-Labour minister

Mar 2nd 2020, 6:10 AM 20,056 Views 36 Comments

Jan O’Sullivan said that the Greens needed to ‘tie down’ any commitments from the two parties.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 12 November, 2018

'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar

Nov 12th 2018, 2:09 PM 19,497 Views 81 Comments

The latest Daft.ie quarterly report found that the average monthly rent nationwide is €1,334.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

This is how Labour wants the State to solve the housing crisis
# Affordable Housing
# Affordable Housing

This is how Labour wants the State to solve the housing crisis

Jul 10th 2018, 11:18 AM 15,889 Views 61 Comments

A new national agency and a nationwide Rent Pressure Zone are on the party’s agenda.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 23 April, 2018

'An attempt to suppress democracy': Removal of Labour's referendum posters reported to gardaí
# Reported
# Reported

'An attempt to suppress democracy': Removal of Labour's referendum posters reported to gardaí

Apr 23rd 2018, 12:16 PM 15,871 Views 122 Comments

A member of the public sent a video of people removing the Yes posters in Limerick city to Jan O’Sullivan TD.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Calls for changes to school uniforms to ease sting on parents' pockets
# A Big Hit
# A Big Hit

Calls for changes to school uniforms to ease sting on parents' pockets

Aug 4th 2016, 6:02 AM 11,493 Views 33 Comments

A new survey by Barnardo’s has shown parents of first year secondary students paying almost €800 to send their child to school.

# jan-osullivan - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Snapshot of one county: How Ireland's housing crisis grew out of control
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

Snapshot of one county: How Ireland's housing crisis grew out of control

Jun 19th 2016, 7:30 AM 37,414 Views 106 Comments

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.”

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Labour - including Alan Kelly - wants Irish Water to refund all payments
# Water Fairness Bill
# Water Fairness Bill

Labour - including Alan Kelly - wants Irish Water to refund all payments

May 12th 2016, 3:39 PM 18,002 Views 123 Comments

But only in the event of water charges being suspended…

# jan-osullivan - Friday 12 February, 2016

Kids, you're going to school: Teachers call off strike
# No Day Off
# No Day Off

Kids, you're going to school: Teachers call off strike

Feb 12th 2016, 6:07 PM 18,903 Views 14 Comments

The industrial action was due to impact about 350 schools across the country.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 29 January, 2016

Schools advised to have gender neutral toilets and uniforms to support transgender pupils
# Anti-bullying
# Anti-bullying

Schools advised to have gender neutral toilets and uniforms to support transgender pupils

Jan 29th 2016, 8:48 AM 26,688 Views 190 Comments

New guidelines have been launched to help schools support LGBT students.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Almost half of parents would not choose a Christian school for their child if they had the option
# Pragmatic Baptism
# Pragmatic Baptism

Almost half of parents would not choose a Christian school for their child if they had the option

Dec 10th 2015, 3:05 PM 24,877 Views 281 Comments

One in five people know someone who has baptised their child just to get them into the local school.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 30 November, 2015

20,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

20,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed

Nov 30th 2015, 6:10 AM 10,560 Views 40 Comments

…but most of them haven’t submitted all the necessary documentation.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 23 November, 2015

'Quite startling': €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

'Quite startling': €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred

Nov 23rd 2015, 6:00 AM 8,954 Views 24 Comments

€83 million of donations has been made from congregations since the Ryan Report.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Is your area getting a new school? Here's the full list
# Splash The Cash
# Splash The Cash

Is your area getting a new school? Here's the full list

Nov 17th 2015, 1:11 PM 34,782 Views 35 Comments

The government has announced hundreds of new school building projects.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

This poster is being introduced to classrooms to teach children about same-sex families
# Same Love
# Same Love

This poster is being introduced to classrooms to teach children about same-sex families

Sep 22nd 2015, 8:36 AM 17,192 Views 192 Comments

The ‘Different Families, Same Love’ campaign aims to celebrate different family structures.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 14 September, 2015

3,200 primary schools are going to get a new Irish flag - and Proclamation
# The Rising
# The Rising

3,200 primary schools are going to get a new Irish flag - and Proclamation

Sep 14th 2015, 8:50 AM 23,917 Views 99 Comments

It’s part of a new 1916 Centenary initiative.

# jan-osullivan - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Labour's next leader, from most to least likely
# After Joan
# After Joan

Labour's next leader, from most to least likely

Aug 30th 2015, 9:30 PM 19,569 Views 115 Comments

Joan Burton is safe for now but who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Joy for locals as second teacher found for school on Aran Island
# At Last
# At Last

Joy for locals as second teacher found for school on Aran Island

Aug 26th 2015, 6:00 PM 22,878 Views 25 Comments

The teacher for the island’s sole primary school is to be funded privately by Zurich Insurance however.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 14 August, 2015

Direct provision student who received 575 points told to accept college offer
# Asylum Seeker
# Asylum Seeker

Direct provision student who received 575 points told to accept college offer

Aug 14th 2015, 12:52 PM 50,271 Views 222 Comments

The minister for education has intervened in the matter.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 13 August, 2015

575 points direct provision teen to meet minister about going to college
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

575 points direct provision teen to meet minister about going to college

Aug 13th 2015, 10:17 AM 24,365 Views 120 Comments

Anna wants to study physiotherapy at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin.

# jan-osullivan - Sunday 9 August, 2015

'Parents and teachers are scared': Why won't more schools give up their Catholic patronage?
# Lack Of Choice
# Lack Of Choice

'Parents and teachers are scared': Why won't more schools give up their Catholic patronage?

Aug 9th 2015, 2:13 PM 19,398 Views 195 Comments

Many have staunchly resisted calls to amalgamate or divest.

# jan-osullivan - Saturday 18 July, 2015

'We'll depopulate - and very, very quickly the island will be gone'
# A Way Of Life Gone
# A Way Of Life Gone

'We'll depopulate - and very, very quickly the island will be gone'

Jul 18th 2015, 7:30 AM 23,137 Views 29 Comments

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.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 13 July, 2015

The curious case of a leaflet, some street lights and a war of words
# Gombeen Politics
# Gombeen Politics

The curious case of a leaflet, some street lights and a war of words

Jul 13th 2015, 7:00 PM 15,579 Views 20 Comments

This leaflet has sparked some harsh words from two councillors and a government minister.

# jan-osullivan - Friday 10 July, 2015

Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms?

Jul 10th 2015, 8:39 AM 21,767 Views 81 Comments

Many schools across the country only allow specialised uniforms from one particular shop. Should this be allowed?

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

610 new Special Needs Assistants are on their way to Irish schools
# Good News
# Good News

610 new Special Needs Assistants are on their way to Irish schools

Jul 7th 2015, 5:34 PM 24,141 Views 50 Comments

The dedicated assistants will be employed from September 2015 onwards.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Sorry kids, no more mid-week holidays to look forward to...
# School's In
# School's In

Sorry kids, no more mid-week holidays to look forward to...

May 20th 2015, 4:23 PM 30,221 Views 9 Comments

It seems that the Department of Education and teaching unions have reached an agreement.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms

May 7th 2015, 8:54 AM 9,083 Views 88 Comments

Only a nominal number of teachers have taken up the new teacher training.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Minister called "scumbag b***h" by anti-water charge protesters
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

Minister called "scumbag b***h" by anti-water charge protesters

Apr 15th 2015, 10:46 PM 27,394 Views 188 Comments

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
# Red Herring
# Red Herring

'Not a chance' schools will lose funding if they don't support same-sex marriage

Apr 15th 2015, 10:26 PM 14,373 Views 235 Comments

It has been dismissed as a ‘red herring’.

# jan-osullivan - Sunday 12 April, 2015

DrinkAware wants to educate young people about drinking but it's facing criticism
# Conflict Of Interest
# Conflict Of Interest

DrinkAware wants to educate young people about drinking but it's facing criticism

Apr 12th 2015, 8:00 AM 8,362 Views 20 Comments

It’s funded by the alcohol industry.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Here's why Jan O'Sullivan's schools plan could spark a BIG row in government
# Admissions
# Admissions

Here's why Jan O'Sullivan's schools plan could spark a BIG row in government

Apr 7th 2015, 3:00 PM 13,160 Views 33 Comments

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
# Admissions
# Admissions

Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils' children they admit

Apr 7th 2015, 8:51 AM 7,859 Views 34 Comments

Minister Jan O’Sullivan is due to announce new legislation later today.

# jan-osullivan - Monday 6 April, 2015

Young teachers are facing an 'increasingly bleak reality'
# School Of Hard Knocks
# School Of Hard Knocks

Young teachers are facing an 'increasingly bleak reality'

Apr 6th 2015, 11:05 AM 33,617 Views 120 Comments

Unions say half of all teachers under 30 are now on part-time work arrangements.

# jan-osullivan - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

The Brazilians are coming!: Trinity set to strengthen ties with Latin American cousins
# Hello There
# Hello There

The Brazilians are coming!: Trinity set to strengthen ties with Latin American cousins

Mar 17th 2015, 7:00 PM 11,994 Views 25 Comments

Ireland’s top ranked university has links with around 80 universities, research institutes and hospitals in Brazil.

# jan-osullivan - Saturday 28 February, 2015

"I'm not talking about discipline": Minister won't say whether teachers will be punished
# Junior Cycle Row
# Junior Cycle Row

"I'm not talking about discipline": Minister won't say whether teachers will be punished

Feb 28th 2015, 12:37 PM 11,869 Views 61 Comments

Jan O’Sullivan says she’s pressing ahead with junior cycle reforms, insisting individual teachers “want to get on with it”.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Two ministers blocked from leaving Dublin school by water protesters
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Two ministers blocked from leaving Dublin school by water protesters

Feb 25th 2015, 4:49 PM 26,041 Views 272 Comments

Jan O’Sullivan and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin were delayed for about 40 minutes.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Some small rural schools may be asked to merge with other schools
# Future
# Future

Some small rural schools may be asked to merge with other schools

Feb 18th 2015, 6:05 AM 11,596 Views 14 Comments

Most small schools are in Donegal, Mayo, Roscommon and parts of Galway and Kerry.

# jan-osullivan - Saturday 7 February, 2015

'We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools'
# POD
# POD

'We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools'

Feb 7th 2015, 7:15 AM 10,664 Views 23 Comments

Parents are voicing their concerns over the Primary Online Education being rolled out in schools across the country.

# jan-osullivan - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Jan 29th 2015, 11:09 PM 19,412 Views 0 Comments

Coláiste Eoin, Skype facilities and the first Laureate of Irish fiction.

Minister: Keeping data on students until they're 30 is 'reasonable'
# Privacy
# Privacy

Minister: Keeping data on students until they're 30 is 'reasonable'

Jan 29th 2015, 7:07 PM 10,816 Views 79 Comments

The minister said she is satisfied the time limit doesn’t need to be changed – for now, at least.

# jan-osullivan - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Taoiseach says teachers' strike is avoidable, but they don't agree
# Ham Fisted
# Ham Fisted

Taoiseach says teachers' strike is avoidable, but they don't agree

Jan 21st 2015, 1:56 PM 14,003 Views 93 Comments

Around 330,000 second level students will have a day off tomorrow, as teachers go on strike again.

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