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# truancy - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Penalties for parents who fail to send children to school are 'totally inadequate', judge claims

Penalty for the offence on first conviction is a fine of up to €1,000 and a possible one-month sentence.

# truancy - Monday 9 April, 2018

# truancy - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Father who brought daughter to Disney World during school year loses British Supreme Court case

In today’s Supreme Court judgment, justices unanimously agreed that the word ‘regularly’ means “in accordance with the rules prescribed by the school”.

# truancy - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Mother who claimed she was homeschooling truant son for a year is spared jail

The woman had not come to court on eight dates.

# truancy - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Child benefit will NOT be linked to school attendance

Leo Varadkar doesn’t think it would help.

# truancy - Monday 16 March, 2015

The 9 at 9: Monday

Everything you need to know as you start your morning – and your week.

# truancy - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Poll: should parents be allowed take children out of school for holidays? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: should parents be allowed take children out of school for holidays?

The Education Minister says no but what do you think?