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05 August 2018 07:06 Melania backs NBA star LeBron James hours after after Trump tweets insult

LeBron James told journalist Don Lemon that he “would never sit across” from Trump. US FIRST LADY Melania Trump has stepped away from her husband’s criticism of NBA star LeBron James to compliment his work on behalf of children and even offer to visit his school for at-risk children. “It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf 2

29 July 2018 14:43 Polar bear shot dead in 'self-defence' after wounding cruise ship worker

The man suffered head injuries before a co-worker shot the bear. A POLAR BEAR was shot dead after attacking a German cruise ship worker on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, authorities have confirmed. The unnamed man in his 40s suffered head injuries shortly after landing on Spitsbergen island. He was accompanying a tourist expedition 2

24 July 2018 05:10 Clonakilty wants to become Ireland's first autism-friendly town

We’ve heard of autism-friendly shops, but a new initiative goes even further. A number of shops and businesses across Ireland have rolled out initiatives to make them more autism-friendly but this is the first time a town-wide programme has been launched. AsIAm, an autism advocacy organisation, is working with the local SuperValu store to make the Cork town more accessible

23 July 2018 13:26 Catholic mother loses case after claiming girl turned down for school bus scheme on religious grounds

The family were told the girl wasn’t eligible for the free scheme because there was a suitable school nearby. A MOTHER WHO took a case against the Department of Education, alleging her family had been discriminated against because of their religion has had it rejected at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). A practising Catholic, the woman wanted

18 July 2018 00:20 Richard Bruton: State can’t take on collapsed firms’ debt

Education Minister Richard Bruton has said the State cannot intercede and take on the private debts of companies that go into liquidation. He was commenting after building subcontractors went to a school construction site in Carlow and removed equipment they installed and have not been paid for. They took large railings from the perimeter wall of Tyndall 1

17 July 2018 23:00 Watch: Guidelines for national anthem use and support Irish sign language version proposed

However, politicians have stopped short of pushing for ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’ to be protected in legislation — despite calls from relatives of the authors of the anthem among others. The Seanad Public Consultation Committee on the anthem wants schools to improve the learning of it in Irish, in English, and in sign language. These recommendations follow 1

14 July 2018 23:05 'During the summer she has to sign on': Some school secretaries are paid €10,900 a year, others €35,000

There are around 3,000 school secretaries in Ireland – most of whom are in precarious employment. SCHOOL SECRETARIES ARE preparing a national campaign next year to address precarious employment issues and pay discrepancies. The marked differences in salaries are because of the various methods in which secretaries are paid: some get a salary directly 5

12 July 2018 09:20 Poll: Should vending machines selling unhealthy foods and drinks be banned in schools?

An Oireachtas Committee has recommended just that. AN OIREACHTAS COMMITTEE has recommended the introduction of an outright ban on vending machines that dispense unhealthy foods and drinks in schools. The recommendation was made as part of a report that aims to tackle childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles. As well as the ban on vending machines 2

03 July 2018 12:30 Homeless children in education: 'She is very tired in school, exhausted, I would be too if I had to travel'

A new report by the Children’s Rights Alliance looks at the impact of homelessness on children’s education. TEACHERS HAVE BEEN speaking of the effect homelessness has on children in education, as part of a new report. One of the aims of the research in the report published today by the Children’s Rights Alliance was to attempt to capture teachers views 7

28 June 2018 23:00 Labour calls for all school books to be free

Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin noted that the Constitution guarantees free primary education. Labour say that the cost of making all books free for children in primary school would be €20m, while extending this to secondary level after two years would amount to another €20m. “This week is the last week of school. School is out for summer,” said Mr Ó Ríordáin 3