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# Primary

Last year
# dr oz
Trump urges celebrity doctor to declare victory in US Senate primary
Trump urged Dr Oz, who he has endorsed, to declare victory in Tuesday’s too-close-to-call Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary.
All time
The fate of this year's Leaving Cert is uncertain - but it's clear that our Sixth Years deserve better
Teacher Yvonne Brennan asks that the powers-that-be think of the wellbeing of the Class of 2021.
# school admissions
Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier
As it stands schools are legally permitted to select students based on their religion.
# process
Educate Together applying for patronage of four more schools in Dublin and Cork
Patrons are being asked to provide evidence of parental demand by 4 January 2017.
# francois fillon
Francois Fillon takes strong lead in French presidential primary
Former prime minister Fillon is favourite to emerge victorious in the race to challenge the far-right’s Marine Le Pen in next year’s presidential election.
# the mála
17 milestones in every Irish primary school career
Ah, Zacchaeus.
# team of rivals
Hillary and Bernie meet to discuss the "dangerous threat" posed by Trump
Clinton won the final primary of the season in Washington DC, with almost 80% of the vote.
# Trump
'They were swinging and swinging': Scuffles at Trump rallies are becoming a problem
The candidate has defended allegations of heavy handed tactics.
# feel the bern
Bernie Sanders sneaks ahead of Clinton as first few votes cast in New Hampshire
A handful of votes have been cast so far – but the real action begins later this morning.
'As a gay teacher I felt I had to switch my partner from a 'he' to a 'she', I felt ashamed'
The posters on the wall said “It’s ok to be different” but LGBT teachers working in denominational schools felt the opposite, writes Niall Callan.
# crapschooltrips
Can you beat these hilariously crap school trip memories?
Some of them literally went to see crap.
# Your Say
Poll: Should schools introduce 'CAO-style' admission?
The Irish Primary Principals’ Network has proposed the idea, saying that parents could rank their school choices similar to how the CAO form is organised.
# Your Say
Poll: Should primary schools spend less time on religious instruction?
A recent survey showed that the majority of schools spend more than their allocated time on religious instruction.
# Racism
New primary school anti-racism initiative launched
The project was launched by Trinity College after it emerged children as young as 5 or 6 were being target by racist bullying
# US2012
Romney poised to clinch Republican Party nomination
Winning today’s Texas primary will see the former governor of Massachusetts become his party’s candidate for the presidential election.
# Education
Department to examine rehiring of retired primary school teachers
Several retired teachers who were recently rehired by primary schools were taken on for more than 50 days.
# US Election
Texas prisoner wins 40 per cent of ballot against Obama
West Virginians signalled dissatisfaction with Obama in Democratic primary.
# US 2012
Romney extends lead with victory in Washington state
The frontrunner left his opponents scrambling for second place last night in the race for the Republican US presidential nomination.
# US 2012
Romney takes Florida as women ditch Gingrich
Mitt Romney routed the other candidates in the winner-takes-all primary and took the opportunity to get digs in at both Obama and Europe.
# usa 2012
Newt Gingrich comeback seals victory in latest US primary
In an upset victory, Gingrich won 40 per cent of the vote in last night’s South Carolina primary, well ahead of second-placed Mitt Romney.
# US 2012
First votes of New Hampshire primary see Romney under pressure
Voters are heading to the polls in the first presidential primary of the campaign to win the Republican nomination.
# US Election
Republican candidate Newt Gingrich misses out on Super Tuesday ballot in own state
Gingrich failed to qualify for his state’s Super Tuesday primary ballot.