Teachers claim staff don’t have ‘adequate training’ to engage with specialised inspections starting next month

Primary teachers say school staff do not have the proper training or supports to engage with specialised child protection inspections due to start on February 1.

Primary teachers say school staff do not have the proper training or supports to engage with specialised child protection inspections due to start on February 1.

Education Minister signals he’s open to history being core Junior Cert subject

EDUCATION minister Joe McHugh has signalled he’s open to history being made a core subject for Junior Cert students telling the Dáil that it’s “vital” young people learn from the past.

EDUCATION minister Joe McHugh has signalled he’s open to history being made a core subject for Junior Cert students telling the Dáil that it’s “vital” young people learn from the past.

‘We must promote apprenticeships as much as we do degrees’: industry boss

One of Ireland’s most successful businessmen says apprenticeships need to be seen in a different light by students and teachers, and not as a “fall-back option” to the CAO.

One of Ireland's most successful businessmen says apprenticeships need to be seen in a different light by students and teachers, and not as a "fall-back option" to the CAO.

Department appoints mediator for improved employment protection for English language teachers

Stronger employment protections for English language teachers may be on the way, following the appointment of a mediator to explore terms and conditions in the sector.

Stronger employment protections for English language teachers may be on the way, following the appointment of a mediator to explore terms and conditions in the sector.

Girls outnumber boys for 12th year in a row as Young Scientist brings out our brightest

A lack of women in science industries was lamented by President Michael D Higgins – as he pointed to the number of girls entered into the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition gazumping the boys for a 12th year in succession.

A lack of women in science industries was lamented by President Michael D Higgins - as he pointed to the number of girls entered into the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition gazumping the boys for a 12th year in succession.

More than 300 schools will share over €40 million for upgrade works next summer

Education Minister Joe McHugh today announced the 234 primary schools and 73 post-primary schools that will receive money under the Summer Works Scheme (SWS) 2019.

Education Minister Joe McHugh today announced the 234 primary schools and 73 post-primary schools that will receive money under the Summer Works Scheme (SWS) 2019.