The application form for schools to request a review of their Special Education Teacher Allocation is now available.

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The Government wants to enhance the use of technology in teaching and learning. Building on the State's investment in high speed broadband connectivity, we introduced this initiative, in collaboration with the Department of Education and Skills and with support from  RTÉ.

Principals in Dublin secondary schools are asked to support this important DCU research by completing the questionnaire at:

and inviting your teachers to complete


DES Press Release: The Minister for Education & Skills, Mr Richard Bruton T.D. today welcomed the announcement of the 50 schools participating in the trial of the Digital Learning Framework for schools.

Irish Times: Schools are unlikely to be required to cut short their holidays to make up for lost time as a result of closures linked to Storm Ophelia, according to senior sources.Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said the Department of Education will “take stock” and issue guidance after consultation with school management bodies. Read article

Irish Times: The Department of Education has defended its decision to close all schools for a second day in the face of criticism from some parents.

Statement from the Department of Education and Skills

DES Statement

Schools to Remain Closed Tomorrow – Tuesday 17 October 2017

Following careful consideration by the National Emergency Coordination Group, the Department of Education and Skills, has decided that all schools will remain closed tomorrow.

This decision was primarily taken in the interests of child safety and on the basis of information available in what is a developing situation.  While it is recognised that some schools may not be as badly impacted as others, the information available at this time indicates that over 350,000 businesses and homes are already without power, and severe winds continue to cause damage across the country as the storm progresses. Many regional and local roads are closed due to fallen trees.


Due to the storm our office will be closed today from 12.00pm and will re open as normal at 9.00am tomorrow morning.

JMB Press release: The JMB on behalf of the boards of management and school management in voluntary secondary schools welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills of additional resources for the education sector and post-primary schools in particular but is concerned that there is no improvement in the Pupil-Teacher ratio or in funding for schools. Read press release


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