Irish education system

  • The Irish education system is made up of first, second and third-level education and of further education. Almost all education is funded by the State.
  • Explains the new arrangements and conditions for exempting certain students from the study of Irish in primary and secondary school.

  • The Irish Constitution (Bunreacht na h√Čireann) contains specific articles on education, religion, and the family, which affect how education is organised.

  • This document describes the special arrangements for the education of children with special educational needs

  • Information on the rights of parents to homeschool their children and how home schooling is regulated and assessed.

  • Organisations such as parents' associations, parents' councils and other agencies provide parents with support and information about their children's education.

  • Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS) and other initiatives provide supports to address educational disadvantage.

  • Explains the rules about admissions policies in schools in Ireland and changes under the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018.