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17 May 2018 00:53 Validity of area plans questioned over translation issue

The validity of Cork County Council local area plans could be in question after it ignored the language commissioner’s advice about a legal obligation to publish the draft plans in Irish. An Coimisinéir Teanga Rónán Ó Domhnaill made the claim after investigating the council last year. His office got a complaint in October 2016 that the council did not intend 1

16 May 2018 11:00 Grand Slam winner Larmour handed first Leinster senior contract

The province have confirmed senior deals for 21 players ahead of the 2018/19 season. JORDAN LARMOUR HAS been rewarded for his brilliant breakthrough season with a first Leinster senior contract, while Vakh Abdaladze, Josh Murphy and Caelan Doris have graduated from the province’s academy. 20-year-old Larmour has made 20 appearances for Leinster this term and started 1

12 May 2018 06:30 Poll: Should junk food ads be banned on Irish public transport?

The Mayor of London is proposing to bring in such a change to the English capital. LONDON’S MAYOR SADIQ Khan is set to ban junk food ads on tubes and buses in the English capital. The Guardian reported yesterday that the move is part of an effort to curb the city’s role in the UK’s child obesity epidemic. The ban will affect ads that promote “foods and drinks 3

09 May 2018 07:55 Poll: Should children fluent in Irish get priority admission to Irish language schools?

Irish language schools are to be allowed give priority to children “with a reasonable age appropriate” level of oral fluency in the Irish language. The rationale is that young children with such a level of fluency may lose it if they don’t go to an Irish school. Parents must give evidence of their child’s fluency and this may take the form of a video 1

09 May 2018 06:29 Baptism barrier in schools set to be lifted this year

The new rules are expected to take effect this year. MINISTER FOR EDUCATION Richard Bruton has announced that new rules banning discrimination against children who are not baptised should come into force this year. In a statement this morning, Bruton said that oversubscribed primary schools will not be allowed discriminate on the basis of religion. Around 2

09 May 2018 02:05 Bill could force schools to set up special needs classes

The measure is one of a number of amendments to a schools admissions bill for which Education Minister Richard Bruton secured Cabinet approval yesterday. Difficulties finding places in mainstream schools for pupils with autism or other special educational needs have been increasing in recent years, particularly at second level. Despite efforts by the National 1

09 May 2018 02:05 Parents ‘nonchalant’ on myopia

Research incorporating the views of 329 parents of 1,190 children found that three quarters of those surveyed believe digital technology could cause eye strain, but a much lower percentage believe myopia is an actual health risk. It found that screen time is a huge feature of children’s lives. Parents recorded their children as spending twice as much time on digital 1

02 May 2018 23:00 Baking student rises above competitors

The resurrection of a 100-year-old monks’ yeast bread recipe helped a 17-year-old student rise above his competitors to become senior winner at a student enterprise competition. Manus Heenan’s Abbey Bread is a wholemeal yeast bread mix inspired by the breads made at Mount St Joseph Abbey from 1896 up to 2010. He is a transition year student at the abbey’s 8

01 May 2018 13:01 'We have asked them to stop': Both sides in referendum condemn graphic posters outside maternity hospital

The Irish Centre for Bioethical Reform conducted the displays at three Dublin maternity hospitals yesterday. A GROUP THAT stood outside a number of maternity hospitals in Dublin yesterday displaying graphic imagery related to pregnancy and abortion has been condemned by the official campaign groups on both sides of the Eighth Amendment referendum debate 24

01 May 2018 06:08 Pope Francis' aide to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges

Cardinal George Pell has denied the historic allegations. VATICAN FINANCE CHIEF Cardinal George Pell has become the highest-ranked Catholic ever to be sent to trial over historic sex offences. The 76-year-old was impassive throughout the hearing in Melbourne today that ordered him to face a jury on “multiple” charges – although half of the allegations 6