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The latest census results for Clare have shown a huge surge in the number of students in the county.
The government's being accused of having 'an agenda against rural communities', particularly in relation to it's treatment of smaller schools.
Nine Clare primary schools have been given top marks by the European Union, with the awarding of a prestigious award.
The Department of Education has confirmed that the process of divesting patronage of schools in Shannon is to get underway.
Today is World Refugee Day, and once more the occasion will be marked with an event in Ennis.
While the battle for a new Ennis National School has come to an end today, the Education Minister is warning that hopes of a new primary school in Sixmilebridge may lie in Brussels.
The Education Minister will pay his first official visit to schools in County Clare today, including the new site for the long awaited Ennis National School.
A record 93 Clare schools have received the prestigious Green Flag Award, to honour their work for the environment.
Well Clare's exam students have given a mixed reaction to their first Leaving and Junior Cert Papers today.