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.

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.

Talks will be held next Thursday

Fresh talks planned following teachers' strike

22 Jan The General Secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland has said that unions would sit down with the Department of Education next Thursday to discuss a way forward, but that no compromise would be made on the proposal to assess their own students' work.

INIS said arrangements would be announced shortly for Shelbourne College students currently residing in Ireland

Government approval for Shelbourne College removed

12 Jan Immigration authorities have removed Shelbourne College from its register of approved colleges, two months after RTÉ News first revealed that the college had failed to return large sums of money owed in fee refunds to students in developing countries.

Both the TUI and ASTI say that a strike scheduled for 22 January will still go ahead

Talks on Junior Cycle reform planned

09 Jan Trade unions representing second-level teachers are to meet Department of Education representatives next Wednesday in talks aimed at resolving the dispute over Junior Cycle reforms.