€201k salary for Trinity College head breaches approved limit

€201k salary for Trinity College head breaches approved limit

The head of Ireland’s oldest university, Trinity College Dublin, has been overpaid since 2011 as his salary is “in breach” of what was approved by the Department of Education.

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Daniel McConnell: Trinners for winners, but issues need sorting

Daniel McConnell: Trinners for winners, but issues need sorting

Auditor reports show Trinity College Dublin has to get its own house in order, writes Political Editor, Daniel McConnell

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Learning Points: Poetry can help us make sense of the world, especially in lockdown

Learning Points: Poetry can help us make sense of the world, especially in lockdown

In Sulawesi, Indonesia, scientists in 2019 discovered, on the walls inside a dark cave, the earliest picture ever made by Homo sapiens.

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Munster Technological University gets long-awaited approval

Munster Technological University gets long-awaited approval

Munster's newest technological university will play a key role in driving the recovery of the region post-Covid, while improving access to education.

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Council reviews induction process of newly qualified teachers

Council reviews induction process of newly qualified teachers

The Teaching Council is reviewing how newly qualified teachers (NQTs) can show they have completed a quality induction process while teaching remotely.

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UL President to resign over 'personal' Covid-19 concerns

UL President to resign over 'personal' Covid-19 concerns

Dr Des Fitzgerald, is to tender his resignation over personal concerns the coronavirus pandemic would “limit” his ability to fully perform the role.

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New technological university for Munster this week as greenlight expected for IT merger

New technological university for Munster this week as greenlight expected for IT merger

Munster is to get a new, long-awaited university, and Cork is to get a second university, with the project expected to get the green-light this Wednesday.

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Investment in education technology boomed ahead of Covid-19 outbreak

Investment in education technology boomed ahead of Covid-19 outbreak

Investment rose 91% last year, according to new data.

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School principals want review of new special education model

School principals want review of new special education model

A grassroots campaign representing school principals has called for the planned roll-out of a new Department of Education model of support for students with special educational needs (SEN) to be immediately halted and reviewed.

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Economist: 'Universities leaning towards online learning could falter'

Economist: 'Universities leaning towards online learning could falter'

Speaking on the Mazar webinar on higher education and research, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) chairman and economist Professor Peter Clinch said the infrastructure in Irish universities and institutes of technology were not on the same level as leading US institutions when it came to online and blended learning, which refers to combining traditional in-person teaching with online.

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University of Limerick under pressure to refund rent to departed students

University of Limerick under pressure to refund rent to departed students

The University of Limerick (UL) is coming under increasing pressure to refund rent paid by students who vacated campus accommodation due to the coronavirus.

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UCC IGNITE: Igniting the next generation of Irish entrepreneurs

UCC IGNITE: Igniting the next generation of Irish entrepreneurs

The IGNITE programme at UCC, which nurtures startups from ideas to commercial reality, has supported 100-plus new start-ups since its inception.

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Parents demand alternative plans be made available as students reveal pressure of uncertainty

Parents demand alternative plans be made available as students reveal pressure of uncertainty

Parents are demanding that clear alternative plans to the Leaving Cert exams be made available to students given the additional demands and pressures they are under due to the pandemic.

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Universities seek bailout to defray €374m loss

Universities seek bailout to defray €374m loss

The country's universities are seeking a financial bailout and have said the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic could result in financial losses of more than €370m over the next two years.

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Carrigtwohill school project gets green light - eight years later

Carrigtwohill school project gets green light - eight years later

A much-needed three-school campus in a rapidly expanding Cork town has finally received the green light following a series of setbacks spanning eight years.

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Schools allowed to conduct Junior Cert alternatives before summer holidays, Minister announces

Schools allowed to conduct Junior Cert alternatives before summer holidays, Minister announces

The school-based assessments, which were planned to be held in the autumn to take the place of the cancelled written exams in June, can now be completed by students before they get their summer holidays.

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NUI Galway announce major changes to upcoming academic year

NUI Galway announce major changes to upcoming academic year

In an email sent to students this morning, the college told students that the academic year will start later and there will be a blend of in-class and online learning.

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10,000 students seek financial aid within hours of fund’s opening

10,000 students seek financial aid within hours of fund’s opening

Almost 10,000 students applied for financial aid within hours of the opening of this year’s financial assistance fund.

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Domhnall O’Donoghue's School Daze: ‘Luck favours the prepared’

Domhnall O’Donoghue's School Daze: ‘Luck favours the prepared’

I attended Gaelscoil Éanna in Navan. In senior infants, I was cast as the mayor in The Pied Piper of Hamelin — a greedy, shady figure!

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Refunds will be made to families impacted by school transport fees

Refunds will be made to families impacted by school transport fees

The Department of Education has announced that payments will be issued at the end of the school year.

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Schools undertaking 'largest educational experiment in human history'

Schools undertaking 'largest educational experiment in human history'

Prof Anne Looney: “When we come out of this we will be going back to a different kind of education.”

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Deferring Leaving Cert exams ‘a massive mistake’ - David Puttnam

Deferring Leaving Cert exams ‘a massive mistake’ - David Puttnam

Delaying this year’s Leaving Certificate is a mistake according to renowned educator and film producer David Puttnam.

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David Puttnam: ‘We have to see distance learning as a human right'

David Puttnam: ‘We have to see distance learning as a human right'

Educator and digital advocate David Puttnam tells Jess Casey that delaying the Leaving Cert is a mistake, when we ought to regard remote work as part of Ireland’s new normal

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The Unteachables: School of life

The Unteachables: School of life

An inspiring new documentary looks at a Cork school for teens who’ve dropped out of mainstream education, writes Catherine Shanahan

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Six Trinity employees earn over €300k each in 2019

Six Trinity employees earn over €300k each in 2019

That is according to the 2019 annual accounts for the university and subsidiaries which show that the university group recorded a surplus of €5.7m in the 12 months to the end of September last.

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SNAs to help children with disabilities during crisis, Department of Education says

SNAs to help children with disabilities during crisis, Department of Education says

Children with a disability as the initial priority area in terms of temporary assignment of SNAs, the HSE said.

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Learning Points: Get creative to keep the family ticking over

Learning Points: Get creative to keep the family ticking over

So, now that we are into our second week staying home and play dates are no longer an option to keep our children entertained you might possibly be finding it hard to keep the children in your house positive and engaged.

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Students urged to ignore speculation about exams and keep focused on studies

Students urged to ignore speculation about exams and keep focused on studies

Students have been urged to ignore speculation about the exams, particularly on social media, and stay focused on their studies as schools look set to remain closed.

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Secondary school principals warn of burnout

Secondary school principals warn of burnout

Secondary school principals are warning of a major shortage in the sector in the coming years as stress forces more people to leave .

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Lessons to be learned as pupils still looking for places in September

Lessons to be learned as pupils still looking for places in September

East Cork schools can’t keep up with the rise in demand, writes Jess Casey

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Planning permission granted for new school in Cork village

Planning permission granted for new school in Cork village

Planning permission has been granted for a new school in a village in Cork, despite objections from the State body in charge of inland fisheries which claimed it could result in pollution of local rivers.

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ETB spends €2m without tenders being issued

ETB spends €2m without tenders being issued

New financial data shows one of the country's largest Education and Training Boards spent almost €2m in 2018 without full tenders being issued.

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Study finds students leaving schools due to bullying

Study finds students leaving schools due to bullying

The report also found half of young people who leave mainstream school early quit for mental health reasons.

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Northern Irish pupils top reading comprehension survey

Northern Irish pupils top reading comprehension survey

Scottish and English pupils took joint second place in the survey of more than 1.1 million children.

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Group recommends colleges provide drug and alcohol free spaces for students

Group recommends colleges provide drug and alcohol free spaces for students

Universities and colleges may soon have to provide drug and alcohol free spaces.

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Languages key in overhaul of curriculum

Languages key in overhaul of curriculum

Children born this year could be studying a foreign language by the time they are in third class under new proposals to redevelop the primary school curriculum.

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Group campaigning for cross-border University to run Seanad candidate from Derry

Group campaigning for cross-border University to run Seanad candidate from Derry

Campaigners for a new cross-border university for Derry and Donegal say they intend to keep the issue on the national agenda by running a candidate in the forthcoming Seanad Éireann elections.

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Children are the biggest users of Irish public libraries, new figures show

Children are the biggest users of Irish public libraries, new figures show

It’s not all screen time with the nation’s youth as new figures show children are also the biggest users of the country’s public libraries.

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Irish Examiner View:  Children top library league table

Irish Examiner View: Children top library league table

No matter how we yearn for change, no matter how achingly it is needed, there is always a reassuring sense of comfort when an old truth reminds the world of why it is celebrated as a truth.

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No school places for dozens of children in East Cork

No school places for dozens of children in East Cork

Dozens of students will be without a secondary school place next year due to a chronic shortage of schools in East Cork, a group of concerned parents has claimed.

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School Daze: ‘I fancied every boy in school,’ says Laura O’Mahony

School Daze: ‘I fancied every boy in school,’ says Laura O’Mahony

I went to Scoil Oilibhéir in Ballyvolane, Cork, for primary school.

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Move to Gaelscoil nua ends 20 years of prefabs and bitter dispute

Move to Gaelscoil nua ends 20 years of prefabs and bitter dispute

The students and teachers of Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Álainn are delighted to be finally moving into their very first bricks and mortar school, after spending more than two decades in prefabs in an overflow carpark of Brian Dillons GAA club, writes Jess Casey.

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Parents of children with autism in south Dublin forced to relocate to get school place for child

Parents of children with autism in south Dublin forced to relocate to get school place for child

Parents of children with autism are being forced to apply to up to 30 schools to secure a place for their child in the South Dublin area.

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Teacher training company Hibernia College back in black with €500,000 profit

Teacher training company Hibernia College back in black with €500,000 profit

Online teacher training company Hibernia College returned to profit in 2018, recording a pre-tax profit of €507,794.

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Hundreds of secondary schools remain shut as TUI continue with 'last resort' strike

Hundreds of secondary schools remain shut as TUI continue with 'last resort' strike

Hundreds of secondary schools remain shut as a result of a nationwide strike which has impacted 200,000 students.

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Four out of five schools receive no applications for advertised teaching jobs - study

Four out of five schools receive no applications for advertised teaching jobs - study

Secondary schools are struggling to recruit teachers as a new study shows that four out of five schools surveyed received no applications for publicly advertised jobs.

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Mother calls on Department to step in after only one twin gets place in school

Mother calls on Department to step in after only one twin gets place in school

A mother of twins is calling on the Department of Education to step in after one of her twin boys got a place in their local secondary school, while the other did not.

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Disadvantage on disadvantage - Deis schools undermined

Disadvantage on disadvantage - Deis schools undermined

Overcoming social disadvantage, especially the absence of opportunity, has been one of the objectives of most democracies since the end of the last world war.

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'We face an artful execution of not much' - President of UL makes plea for rise in third-level funding by State

'We face an artful execution of not much' - President of UL makes plea for rise in third-level funding by State

The President of University of Limerick has called on political parties to “make third-level funding a national priority” and accused the outgoing government of cutting supports to the sector.

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School secretaries suspend strike action

School secretaries suspend strike action

The School Secretaries branch of Fórsa trade union has accepted an invitation to return to talks at the Workplace Relations Commission in the ongoing dispute over what they describe as a two-tier pay system.

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School Daze: Chris Hadfield - I realised at a young age that teachers were fallible

School Daze: Chris Hadfield - I realised at a young age that teachers were fallible

WHEN I think about the kind of child I was, I would say that I was the exact same kind of person that I am as an adult. I have always been fascinated by things that I don’t quite yet understand. I recognise that I hardly understand anything and that most of the world is and always has been so beautifully complex to me.

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Teachers to strike over ‘pay discrimination scandal’

Teachers to strike over ‘pay discrimination scandal’

Secondary schools, colleges of further and adult education and institutes of technology are facing strike action by members of the Teachers' Union of Ireland next month.

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Parents campaigning against use of iPads 'vindicated' after re-introduction of school books recommended

Parents campaigning against use of iPads 'vindicated' after re-introduction of school books recommended

Parents campaigning against the use of iPads in their only second-level feeder school say they are 'delighted to be vindicated' after new recommendations advise the re-introduction of school books.

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Teachers to strike on February 4

Teachers to strike on February 4

Members of the Teachers Union of Ireland are to strike on Tuesday, February 4.

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School secretaries willing to re-renter talks but call for discussion on new pay structure

School secretaries willing to re-renter talks but call for discussion on new pay structure

School secretaries would be prepared to re-enter talks to resolve a long-standing pay issue if the Government demonstrates a willingness to relax its stance on the matter.

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School secretaries to withdraw from working on public service databases

School secretaries to withdraw from working on public service databases

School secretaries are to withdraw from working on public service databases from today as a dispute continues over what they describe as a "two-tier" pay system.

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15,000 students to receive school book grant increase

15,000 students to receive school book grant increase

Approximately 15,000 pupils are to receive an increase in their school book grant through a new pilot scheme included in Budget 2020.

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Education Minister announces €1m fund for free books in primary schools

Education Minister announces €1m fund for free books in primary schools

More than 15,000 pupils across more than 100 schools are to benefit from the increased investment.

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NUIG body reforms expenses regime

NUIG body reforms expenses regime

NUI Galway has updated its policies after an investigation found a charity set up to raise funds for the university shelled out money for luxury hotels and travel for directors’ spouses.

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