# Schools

This year
Hundreds of primary principals decry changes to special education criteria in new petition
Primary principals criticise 'infuriating' shortage of supports for pupils affected by trauma
School psychology service 'unaccountable' and on verge of 'collapse', warns principal
The National Educational Psychology Services (NEPS) is down about 20% of required staff at present.
Sources with experience of the schools psychology service told of how barely a handful of students in each school can avail of the treatment.
One principal warned that the service's refusal to operate waiting lists means there is little data on how many students require intervention.
'You just know that if the child had been seen when they should have been seen in the first place, they wouldn't be in crisis,' Simon Lewis said.
Historic first Munster title for Kerry's Mercy Mounthawk, Naas reign in Leinster again
Last year
Number of students at multi-denominational secondary schools exceeds Catholic schools for first time
Schools close early and clinics cancelled at Temple Street amid fears of unrest in central Dublin
Concerns raised that parents of pre-schoolers had no say in Catholic school divestment scheme
Schools are removing outer doors on bathrooms to crack down on students vaping
Rents in Dublin and cars in Abu Dhabi: The 'nightmare' scramble to get teachers
Eoghan Cleary: The new sex ed curriculum is being misrepresented by a small but loud group
Eoghan Cleary
Substitute teacher: 'I lived abroad and came home, but teaching in Ireland has been a disaster'
Anonymous Teachers
Education Minister pushes back against idea of 'Dublin allowance' for teachers
Does your child have a smartphone, or did you have one as a child? We want to hear your stories
UK Department of Education releases report into concrete in school buildings
ASTI head: 'Quite frankly, they're putting people in classrooms who aren't teachers'
Opinion: Is it time to ban smart phones in schools?
Dr Catherine Conlon
Education Minister says parents and guardians ‘cannot be compelled to pay voluntary charge’
Providing school meals during holiday period may pose ‘logistical complications’, Varadkar says
Kilkenny-Galway All-Ireland final in store as St Kieran's and Athenry triumph
There is no academic advantage to attending single-sex schools in Ireland, research suggests
Stunning Crescent comeback against CBC sends Munster semi-final to replay
Teachers who qualified abroad able to register in Ireland amid staffing shortages
'Cause for deep concern': Influencer Andrew Tate is 'capturing the imagination' of young men
Number of Ukrainian students enrolled in Irish schools has almost doubled since May
All time
'It will drive people away': Student teachers on the potential threat to career breaks
Gary Gannon: Government must act immediately to address teacher shortages
Gary Gannon
National bullying database to be set up under new 'landmark' action plan
Bankers 'rewarded' with bonuses and a pay boost despite tracker mortgage scandal, says McDonald
Three quarters of LGBTQ+ students feel unsafe at school, says new report
St Michael's to play in World Schools rugby competition in Thailand
Poll: Have you noticed more traffic today?
New SPHE syllabus to teach Junior Certs how to recognise domestic violence, minister says
Nearly 7,000 Ukrainian students enrolled in Irish schools
Nearly 6,000 Ukrainian children and teens enrolled in Irish schools
Govt to pay up to 70% of inflation-related construction costs on State projects
Parents left stressed after schools report children to Tusla for missing days due to Covid
Schools under 'incredible pressure' due to staff shortages amid current Covid-19 wave
Cabinet agrees to end almost all Covid-19 health measures from next Monday
Mask wearing looks set to become optional in the coming weeks
Galway, Kerry and Wexford schools celebrate GAA senior provincial final wins