The ASTI said 88% of school principals agreed that teachers' workloads were a key barrier

ASTI says workloads incompatible with reform plan

31 Mar The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland says a survey of its members shows that schools and teachers lack the resources necessary to implement planned Junior Cycle reforms, and further strike action will be necessary if agreement is not reached.

Up to 400 students delivered signed letters of protest to the college's director

NCAD students protest over funding cuts

20 Mar Students at the country's leading fine art college demonstrated today against cuts and overcrowding they say are damaging the quality of their studies.

Jan O'Sullivan said she had a duty to move forward and implement the reforms

Teachers cannot veto reform, says minister

02 Mar Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan has said she would like to proceed on reforms of the Junior Cycle with the full co-operation of the teaching unions, but she cannot allow them to veto reform.

The study looks at how free children are to travel alone

Study on children's mobility in Ireland

06 Mar Children in Ireland have less freedom than children in countries like Germany, England, France and Finland when it comes to travelling to school and moving about in their communities.

Mary Stokes had argued that the policy discriminated indirectly against Traveller children

Supreme Court dismisses school admission appeal

24 Feb The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal in a case involving a boy from the Traveller community who was refused admission to the Christian Brothers High School in Clonmel, Co Tipperary in 2010.

Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey and Sophie Healy Thow won the grand prize at Google Science Fair in California last year

Girls urged to consider science and tech careers

12 Feb Events are under way in Cork to encourage more girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) as research shows secondary school students believe STEM subjects are more suited to boys than girls.

A decade ago 84% of students completed the Leaving Cert, now it is close to 91%

Rate of Leaving Cert completion increases

04 Feb The proportion of second-level students staying on to complete the Leaving Certificate continues to rise, according to the latest data compiled by the Department of Education.