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# PE

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Female students at Carlow school 'told to not wear tight clothes to PE'
Thousands of people have signed a petition in protest over the situation.
Poll: If PE had been a Leaving Cert subject when you were at school, would you have taken it?
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the benefits would be “far-reaching”.
PE is set to become a Leaving Cert subject from next year
Education Minister Richard Bruton made the announcement today as part of an overall emphasis the government is putting on encouraging healthy lifestyles.
'Maths won't combat the obesity crisis, PE will'
PE teacher David O’Brien on what parents and schools can do to help.
Opinion: 'An active child does not necessarily mean a fit child'
Unhealthy children are one of the biggest risks to a nation’s health, writes Professor Craig Williams.
12 things you'll only remember if PE class was your personal form of torture
“Sir I can’t do PE today. I have an ingrown toenail.”
Compulsory 2 hours of PE per week needed to stop the rise of teen obesity
It is estimated that one in five Irish teenagers is overweight or obese.
Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools?
Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has said that if schools devote 30 minutes a day to exercise, it could “make a big difference for generations to come” in terms of obesity.
Government to fund kiddie dance classes and battle of the bands this week
Other activities like beach cricket, film production and tree-top walking will be on offer to children across the country as part of a week-long initiative.
Irish kids get a 'D minus' for physical activity (but that's not too bad, apparently)
Only between 12 per cent and 43 cent of children actually get enough physical activity, according to the latest ‘Report Card’.
Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity
Minister Ruairi Quinn has stressed that there are currently no plans to reassess resource levels.
Irish men suffering premature ejaculation urged to 'take control'
A new campaign launched today is aimed at encouraging men to talk about the problem.
Column: Should PE be an exam subject in schools? YES.
We have the opportunity to develop a course on basic human nutrition, physical education and life skills to young people, other than just playing some games – so let’s take it, writes Steve Doody.
Majority of teachers believe students' fitness should be tested
The research comes as a company plans to test the fitness levels of First, Second and Third Year pupils.
31 per cent of teens eat "a lot" of junk food
A new survey has shone a light on teenagers attitudes to health and nutrition.
Ireland bottom of European table for PE time in primary schools
The EU’s physical health body reveals that every other EU state spends more time on primary physical education than we do.
Column: Ireland needs to reduce childhood obesity, so why are schools cutting PE hours?
Our society has epidemic levels of obesity – so why is the Department of Education reducing the importance of PE in our schools? asks Fergal Lyons.
Column: Tantrums, taunts & bills - the struggle of sending kids back to school
Lesley Anderson, a single mother of two children, tells her story about the difficulties she faces meeting the ‘back to school’ costs.
PHOTOS: The largest gym class you’ve (probably) ever seen
Yes, it’s in China…