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Primate expresses solidarity with students over exams crisis

Archbishop Eamon Martin has told Leaving Cert and A Level students that the Covid-19 emergency has "gatecrashed what is such an important and special year in your lives, and it has left you wondering: what happens next?”


School closures are increasing educational disadvantage, warns SVP policy officer

But it could also be an opportunity for the new government to learn some lessons about how education could be designed more equitably.


School ethos must be respected by proposed new RSE programme

Iona Institute says parents’ wishes must be front and centre of any revision as it is their children who are being taught and parents are the primary educators.


Parents bear the brunt, finds Barnardos school costs survey

“Education unlocks potential but the State is denying many children the key because it is failing to see its fundamental role in ensuring the education system is adequately funded to ensure all children have what they need to learn the curriculum.”


Judicial review sought of merger of Belfast Catholic schools

The merger of the Little Flower Girls’ School and St Patrick’s College, a boys’ school, will result in the creation of a new co-educational school for 1,119 students.


Two NI primary schools to be jointly run by Churches

Desertmartin is a Church of Ireland primary school while Knocknagin is a Catholic Maintained Primary. The two are set to make history by becoming the first jointly-run church school in Northern Ireland.


‘Inclusion is not just about religious denomination’

At the launch of Catholic Schools Week, CPSMA General Secretary criticises league tables in which educationally gifted are valued and those who are not are shunned.


Top catholic junior school announces closure

Terenure College, which was founded by the Carmelites in 1860, is to close its private junior school in 2018 due to falling numbers.


Priest appeals for help to save teaching post

Moyross school seeks financial assistance to pay for teaching post after Department of Education pulls plug on funding.


First catholic secondary school in 30 years opens

Local parents predominantly favoured Le Chéile Trust to educate their children.


Bishop pays tribute to Marist pioneer in education

Bro Declan Duffy was involved in Minister O’Malley’s 'free education' movement in 1960s.


Chastity groups have a right to address faith schools

Iona Institute defends groups promoting abstinence in schoolroom.


Key Vatican education expert pays tribute to Irish monks

Demand for Catholic education growing: 60m students attend 200,000 catholic schools worldwide.

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