Children going to school can get too much homework, says Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
It follows a debate sparked by comments made by President Michael D Higgins who suggested their time would be better suited to more creative endeavors.
When asked about it, Leo Varadkar said, "I guess I'd have to talk to Minister [for Education, Norma] Foley about that and we haven't had a chance to discuss it.
"I think definitely kids can have too much homework, you know, you could have a long day in class, get home in the early evening and then face three hours of homework.
"I remember that when I was a kid staying up very late to do homework.
"So I think there was definitely a place for homework, but we need to make sure that there isn't too much of it.
While on the topic of President Michael D Higgins being seen to interfere in the policy of Government, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said, the "President's contributions are always welcome."
There's been much discussion over the future of school curriculums and where homework would fit in there.