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#Schools

# schools - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Leinster hurling game abandoned after head injury to Wexford school player

The Good Counsel player was treated at the game but has not suffered a serious injury.

# schools - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Players recovering at home after freak injuries in abandoned Munster schools rugby game

The match was abandoned at Musgrave Park yesterday.

# schools - Thursday 2 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie More strike fears as secondary teachers reject "final offer" pay deal ASTI

More strike fears as secondary teachers reject "final offer" pay deal

Industrial action led to the closure of over 500 schools in November.

# schools - Monday 30 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie New schools plan 'will reflect more diversity in 21st century Ireland' Multi-denominational

New schools plan 'will reflect more diversity in 21st century Ireland'

The government want to have 400 multi-denominational schools in place by 2030.

From TheJournal.ie Irish teenage boys are 42% fitter than girls Boys

Irish teenage boys are 42% fitter than girls

The study measured aerobic fitness by testing students with a beep test – the results of which they then entered into a competition.

# schools - Monday 16 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier School Admissions

Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier

As it stands schools are legally permitted to select students based on their religion.

# schools - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Champions Ardscoil Rís force quarter-final replay as Nenagh CBS claim extra-time win

The Limerick school rescued a draw against Midleton CBS.

# schools - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Should schools do more to cultivate professional sportspeople from an early age?

Irish Olympian Scott Evans believes a better system could promote more talent.

# schools - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96 RIP

Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96

The novel was made into an animated film in 1978.

# schools - Monday 14 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Half of all primary schools have seen homophobic bullying Homophobia

Half of all primary schools have seen homophobic bullying

In 11% of cases, principals said that they had dealt with this issue either weekly or monthly.

# schools - Monday 7 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Wicklow has banned fast-food chains being built within 400m of schools No Fry Zone

Wicklow has banned fast-food chains being built within 400m of schools

The chairman of the campaigning group No Fry Zones 4 Kids, said he was “utterly delighted” at the result.

# schools - Friday 4 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Talks scheduled for tomorrow to avert large-scale teacher strikes Strike

Talks scheduled for tomorrow to avert large-scale teacher strikes

Teachers represented by the ASTI union will stop performing supervisory or substitution duties from Monday

# schools - Thursday 3 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie No movement in teachers' pay discussions ahead of next week's strike Deadlock

No movement in teachers' pay discussions ahead of next week's strike

The gardaí are not the only public servants who are currently locked in talks.

# schools - Thursday 27 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie ASTI is "a long way away" from temporarily suspending teachers strike A Lot More To Do

ASTI is "a long way away" from temporarily suspending teachers strike

Today marked the first day of strike action for teachers across the country, with over 500 schools closed.

# schools - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 46% of Irish people support teachers as strikes set to go ahead Lansdowne Road

46% of Irish people support teachers as strikes set to go ahead

Teachers have planned to strike on seven days between 27 October and 7 December.

# schools - Friday 14 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Seven weeks: That's how long the minister says there is to avoid school closures Industrial Relations

Seven weeks: That's how long the minister says there is to avoid school closures

Minister for Education Richard Bruton says they’d need seven weeks to put a contingency in place. .

# schools - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Councillors in Dublin have voted against including safe walking and cycle routes for schools in development plan Fingal Council

Councillors in Dublin have voted against including safe walking and cycle routes for schools in development plan

Last night, however, councillors voted in favour of cycle routes for specific schools – against opposition by the council manager.

# schools - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Sex education often 'out of touch and taught by embarrassed teachers' Stereotypes

Sex education often 'out of touch and taught by embarrassed teachers'

Research has found stereotyping is common, with women often depicted as passive and men as predatory.

# schools - Sunday 7 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge How Posh Was Your School? Quiz

How Posh Was Your School?

We can tell you.

# schools - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie It now costs almost €800 to send a child to first year in secondary school Back To School

It now costs almost €800 to send a child to first year in secondary school

Barnardos is demanding action to help parents deal with back to school costs.

# schools - Monday 1 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Here is how Ireland's bishops responded to being asked to hand over their schools MAKING CHANGES

Here is how Ireland's bishops responded to being asked to hand over their schools

Then education minister Ruairí Quinn had high hopes when he wrote to bishops around the country back in 2013.

# schools - Saturday 16 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Rate of autism among Irish school students much higher than previously estimated 1 In 65

Rate of autism among Irish school students much higher than previously estimated

14,000 students in Ireland have an autism diagnosis – that’s one in every 65.

# schools - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Admission fees, waiting lists and explicit discrimination to be banned in schools, says Minister for Education Education Equality

# schools - Sunday 3 July, 2016

From The Daily Edge 12 things you'll only know if you went to a Gaelscoil Gaelscoil

12 things you'll only know if you went to a Gaelscoil

All my Gaelscoil students, throw your hands up at me.

From TheJournal.ie 'Baptising my son so he could go to school was the most hypocritical thing I have done' Education Equality

'Baptising my son so he could go to school was the most hypocritical thing I have done'

Parents spoke out about education equality in Ireland at a protest today.

# schools - Friday 20 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Warnings of 'major disruption' to schools as teachers vote to stop working 33 extra hours Croke Park

Warnings of 'major disruption' to schools as teachers vote to stop working 33 extra hours

The hours were agreed under the Croke Park agreement.

# schools - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie A database listing all charities and other non-profits' finances launches today - it could change everything Held Accountable

A database listing all charities and other non-profits' finances launches today - it could change everything

Benefacts is going live online this morning. It’s free to access and the product of 15 months of very hard work.

# schools - Thursday 28 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 566 new resource teachers are on their way for children with special needs Schools

566 new resource teachers are on their way for children with special needs

Resource teachers are in addition to the mainstream class teacher.

# schools - Thursday 21 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie School students in Paris have had their smoking areas taken away from them France

School students in Paris have had their smoking areas taken away from them

Schools had allowed pupils to smoke inside school premises to lower their risk of being attacked.

# schools - Saturday 26 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'What is your religion?' People are being urged to think hard about that come census night

'What is your religion?' People are being urged to think hard about that come census night

The Humanists Association of Ireland want people to consider how they really feel.

# schools - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Your photos: Children share their hopes and dreams as Ireland marks its Proclamation Day Flying The Flag

Your photos: Children share their hopes and dreams as Ireland marks its Proclamation Day

From pre-schools to the Garda College – here’s how Ireland has been marking the day.

# schools - Monday 14 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Secular Schools Ireland to apply to run three new primary schools in Dublin Patronage

Secular Schools Ireland to apply to run three new primary schools in Dublin

Some 96% of primary schools are under religious control.

# schools - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Cork captain turns to management as Chríost Rí win Munster Frewen Cup title

Paul Kerrigan was involved as Chríost Rí saw off St Flannan’s.

# schools - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge An Antrim primary school sent this lovely letter to its students with their exam results Uplifting

# schools - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Benildus prevail in another thrilling battle to seal spot in Leinster final

Andrew Fox’s fisted goal was crucial as the Stillorgan school advanced to a showdown with Marist College.

# schools - Friday 29 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Schools advised to have gender neutral toilets and uniforms to support transgender pupils Anti-bullying

Schools advised to have gender neutral toilets and uniforms to support transgender pupils

New guidelines have been launched to help schools support LGBT students.

# schools - Thursday 28 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The school-leaving age is set to be increased. Is it a good idea? Schools Out For Ever This post contains a poll

The school-leaving age is set to be increased. Is it a good idea?

It’s currently 16, should it be higher?

# schools - Friday 22 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The New York Times has put the spotlight on having to baptise a child to get them into school Catholic Church

# schools - Saturday 2 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie ‘It’s insulting to parents to say they’re baptising their children to get them into a school’ Catholic Church

‘It’s insulting to parents to say they’re baptising their children to get them into a school’

The Primate of Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin said it was being overstated that this occurred regularly.

# schools - Thursday 10 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Almost half of parents would not choose a Christian school for their child if they had the option Pragmatic Baptism

Almost half of parents would not choose a Christian school for their child if they had the option

One in five people know someone who has baptised their child just to get them into the local school.

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