Staff Picks:

Disability fund will meet demand, claims department

‘That’s the thing about your death . . . it pulls in all your loved ones’

Suzy Byrne: A pause? We need more than that … we need a real discussion on disability

Dedicated to changing lives

Education cuts in the budget


Higher & Further Education News & Views

Who earns most in higher education?

High Earners, Low Funding

Heavy Hitters

USI warning on university fees hike

1,200 college places for jobless unfilled

Higher student fees and fewer teachers on way with €76m cuts

Fees are going up, but you can still win an achievement award


Disability Headlines

€2.5m intellectual disability centre planned for Clonakilty

They have pride, passion and dignity — and they deserve so much more

Cuts ‘will trap young disabled’

We’re in panic mode all the time

Link between ADHD and body clock established

BAI launches public consultation on access 


Budget Coverage of Disability Payments

Gilmore defends cuts to disability payments

Kenny announces review of payments to young disabled

Proposed cuts: measures would have saved €36m

Young people with disabilities to be ‘further excluded from society’

‘I thought that Enda Kenny was going to be a legend . . . Not anymore’

Suzy Byrne: We’re not talking bad backitis here … we’re talking about people with real disabilities

Dear Enda …

A U-turn that raises as many questions as it answers

Blame game on over disability pay plan

‘They did not think this through’

Climbdowns seriously undermined the previous coalition

Disability cut U-turn – In fairness, better late than never

Apology as Bill on disability pulled


General Education Stories

Pupil-teacher ratio change on hold until at least 2013

Building blocks to your child’s future

Pilot scheme for pupil literacy expands to eight more schools

Bus fee the main route to school economies

1,000 teachers to take early retirement

Ratio changes threaten student guidance

Quinn defends broken pledge not to increase fees

School transport appeals increase 500% in four years

Quinn told schools could have no heat

In My Opinion: Parents will have a more active role in how schools adapt to changes


Mental Health in the Media

Seeking answers but not retribution on subject of suicide

Column: Suicide isn’t just about depression – it’s about all of us

‘Depression can be a slow ebb’

€35m cash for mental health

Half of psychiatric admissions have a drug problem

Families protest against closure of psychiatric unit

Actor Brenda Fricker says she battled with depression

HSE sends psychiatric notes to wrong family


Employment Features

Employers will pay for sick leave, vows Burton