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If a move to Ireland includes children, getting them into the education system will be a major concern – and accessing the complicated Irish education system is not simple. It requires understanding the various types of schools and knowing that the availability of school spaces will be a fundamental factor in choosing where to live.

Happily, the Department (Ministry) of Education and Science provides extensive information about the system.

Since ICS is most frequently asked for information about PRIMARY EDUCATION the following Website Link goes directly to Primary Education page of the Department's site. NOTE, however, that there are links on that page to both Secondary and Post-Secondary education information.

For SECONDARY EDUCATION click the ABOUT US heading at the top of the Primary Education page. It leads to a Welcome from the Minister of Education and to the left on that Welcome page are links to the education system as a whole, including a link to Secondary Education. Secondary Education is provided through private schools; further enquiries should be directed to secondary schools in the locality of interest.

POST-SECONDARY information is also reached through Primary Education page. Click on the HIGHER EDUCATION link in the left-hand column.

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