Some secondary schools are still not teaching sex education to pupils according to data from school inspections, it has been reported.
The lack of teaching about relationships one of a range of educational shortcomings highlighted in the Irish Independent report.
School standards are coming under increasing scrutiny after the number of inspections were ramped up in recent years.
Among the findings, inspectors reported on a gaelscoil that taught inaccuracies in spoken Irish.
In another school, parents complained that the financial contribution they made was not voluntary. BN