The government is investigating how school running tracks were constructed

Report: Toxic waste used in school tracks in China

23 Jun Chinese authorities have shut down nine factories and detained some executives after reports that toxic industrial waste was used to make running tracks widely used at schools, official media said.

The majority of schools are under the patronage of the Catholic Church

Experts contradict Taoiseach on school admission

22 Jun A group of constitutional law experts have said they see no constitutional impediment to changing the law to ensure that children have equal access to State-funded schools regardless of whether or not they are Catholic.

The services are attached to St Augustine's School in Blackrock (pic: Google Maps)

St John of God reverses decision on services

20 Jun St John of God has reversed a decision to withdraw from the end of this month services that it currently provides to teenagers with intellectual disabilities in south Dublin.

Services are attached to St Augustine's School in Blackrock (Pic: Google Maps)

Disability services withdrawn over funding cuts

16 Jun St John of God has blamed a "significant reduction in funding" for its decision to withdraw services that it currently provides to teenagers with intellectual disabilities in south Dublin.

SNAs provide non-teaching support to pupils

Bruton announces 860 new SNA posts in schools

14 Jun Minister for Education Richard Bruton has announced the approval of additional funding to allow for a 7% increase in special needs assistants in schools for the next school year.

About 50% of second-level schools in the country are in the 'voluntary' sector, with most Catholic-run

'Soft barriers' may discourage students - NCSE

30 May The National Council for Special Education has expressed concern about schools applying about what it terms "soft barriers" to discourage some students with special educational needs from applying for admission.

TUI members will now be able to retain benefits of the public sector agreement including the restoration of pay

TUI votes to accept Government proposals

30 May The Teachers' Union of Ireland has voted to accept proposals from the Department of Education aimed at addressing issues which led the union to reject the Lansdowne Road Agreement.