Education

Teachers, equipment, and other resources are needed if physical education is to be a realistic Leaving Certificate subject choice in all schools, principals have warned.

Opera House to put UCC’s name in lights as part of €600k partnership

A creative partnership is set to see University College Cork’s name in lights in new signage over Cork Opera House from next year.

Irish students spend third less time studying science

Irish students are achieving strong standards in science despite spending less time than most others learning the subject at second-level.

Reading skills at high watermark: Top of the class

THAT Ireland’s 10-year-olds have the best reading skills in Europe and are among the top-performers in the world is an achievement worth celebrating.

10-year foreign language strategy to be revealed today

The Government’s foreign languages strategy for the next 10 years will increase by 25% the number of students sitting two languages in the Junior and Leaving Certificates.

Almost 60,000 pupils absent each day

An increasing number of children are missing more days of school, with figures also showing a spike in the number of students expelled at post-primary level.

Irish STEM teaching to be best in Europe

Education Minister Richard Bruton expects plans being launched today to make Ireland’s teaching of science and technology the best in Europe.

Big social disparities in terms of education, says CSO

Major societal and geographical gaps in educational achievement have been highlighted in the latest release of figures from Census 2016.

New reports shows educational attainment linked to socio-economic status; More women educated to third level

42 percent of the population has a third level education with the latest profile from Census 2016 showing more women than men are now pursuing a third level education.

LIT lecturers protest over damage caused by funding crisis

Limerick Institute of Technology lecturers today staged a lunchtime protest outside their place of work over the funding crisis facing their sector.

Department accused of cover-up over school fire-safety failings

The Department of Education has been accused of a cover-up over fire safety failings at five schools.

60 schools around country to be audited for fire safety standards

60 schools around the country are to be audited for fire safety standards after five recently built schools were found to be in breach of regulations.

School support staff to be balloted on strike action

Thousands of school support staff are to be balloted for industrial action as the Government announced plans to hire almost 1,000 more special needs assistants later this year.

Three Irish universities improve in world rankings

The latest World University Rankings show that three Irish universities have boosted their graduate employability for 2018.