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How to talk to children about sex and consent

It's not easy to do but in the wake of the Belfast rape trial and #MeToo, this may be the time to start a ­conversation with children about sex and consent'Build up slowly to complex issues': Sarah Sproule at home in Dublin with her three children. Photo: Mark Condren The sheet inside my youngest child's folder read: "Never keep a touch a secret". His homework was to colour it in and talk about this statement at home ...

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Education Committee seeking submissions on sexual health and relationship education

The Committee on Education and Skills is inviting written submissions from interested groups and individuals on its review of sexual health and relationship education including contraception, consent and related matters ...

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13 April 2018 Minister Bruton announces plans to establish 42 new schools over the next 4 years

Phased start up initially with a view to ultimately providing over 20,000 new school places New online system being developed to ensure parents have best information on all proposed models of patronage The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. today announced plans for the establishment of 42 new schools over the next 4 years (2019 to 2022) ...

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Parents to choose patrons of new schools through online system

Parents in dozens of areas where new schools will open in the next four years will have to choose patrons online to run them because of past problems with the selection process. The details are yet to be finalised but the plan is being announced by Education Minister Richard Bruton today as he publishes the list of the areas involved. They have been identified as those where population growth and birth rates are high enough to justify the establishment of new schools ...

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School building programme where the new schools will go

More than 40 new schools with places for 20,000 pupils are due to be established over the next four years, mostly in the Greater Dublin Area, to keep pace with Ireland’s growing population. The announcement follows a Department of Education analysis of where the need for additional primary and secondary school places is greatest. Minister for Education Richard Bruton will announce on Friday the locations for 26 new primary schools and 16 secondary ones ...

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Forty four schools to be built as hundreds of upgrades put on hold

Population bulge sees new schools top agenda as 575 refurbishments stalled School fees: new primary schools typically cost about €6.5 million; new secondary schools cost more than €22 million The Department of Education has been forced to put hundreds of applications for major school refurbishments on hold amid pressure to build new schools for a growing population ...

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