The spend on new school buildings has seen a cut following Budget 2020 despite an additional allocation of €300 million to the Department of Education.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2019
Future increases in school budgets should be linked to enforcing the voluntary nature of any contributions from families to running costs, Fianna Fáil’s education spokesman has said.
Fri, 31 Aug, 2018
Education Minister Richard Bruton is in danger of failing to deliver a 2016 Government commitment to increase funding for schools, which are being subsidised by parents and local communities to the tune of €46m a year.
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018
The Government will need to restore pay equality for teachers, pay retired teachers more to come back to school or employ panels of teachers to bridge gaps in substitution cover, TDs and senators have heard.
Wed, 21 Feb, 2018
Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe was tonight accused of a humiliating u-turn after ordering a nationwide school closure only to reverse it on the first day of the shutdown.
Mon, 11 Jan, 2010
The Green Party tonight backed Government cuts in the education sector but said it wanted future changes in how schools are funded.
Tue, 28 Oct, 2008
Ten organisations involved in the country’s primary schools today joined forces to demand education cuts in the Budget be withdrawn.
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