jobs plus scheme

The Irish Government are investing €50m in subsidies for employers who give jobs to long-term unemployed people, in the hope of creating around 5000 jobs… Mixed Welcome for Jobs Plus Scheme

green pathways

Applications to ECO-UNESCO’s newest initiative, Green Pathways, is now open to all young, unemployed job seekers under the age of 25. The six month programme,… Green Pathways

adult learners festival

This year sees the seventh annual Adult Learners Festival. Aos Oideachais Náisiúnta Trí Aontú Saorálach (AONTAS) – the national adult learning centre are once again… Adult Learners Festival 2013

The recent recession has caused major upheaval in many people’s lives and as the reality of lack of jobs hits home, thoughts often turn to… Further Education Key to Recovery

electronics and alarm installation courses

Hi-Tech Training are hosting a “Hands-On” Open Evening and are inviting participation in Live Technical Exercises in Dublin on Weds 23rd Jan (6-9 pm) The… Hi-Tech, Hands-On Open Evening

Post Leaving Certificate courses are increasingly important for obtaining employment in these uncertain times. They are vital for school leavers and adult learners who need… PLC Sector Hit Hard by Budget 2013

Teacher - Budget Cuts

Teachers pay and allowances is always a contentious issue. The lengthy holidays with a working week of nearly half the hours of private sector workers… Over 5000 Teachers in the Line of Fire

Start Your Own Business Courses

‘If I could start again, I would set up more businesses during recessions . . . such a climate is perfect for young, enthusiastic and… Success in a Recession

When it was announced by the Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, that there would be a major overhaul of the Junior Cert examination; the country… End of an Era – Junior Cert Overhaul

studen grinds

There seems to be a common denominator arising time and again when it comes to our secondary level education and exam system; it is not… The Lucrative Grinds Industry

cao 2014

Secondary school teachers continue to feel aggrieved at their exclusion from debates and decisions related to them and their students. This has become clearly apparent… Is the End Near for the Points Race?

PCI College - Counselling and Psychology Courses

Have you always been interested in Psychology?  Would you like to find out more about it? Join Dr. Derek Dorris for a Taster Day where… Psychology Taster Weekend

Trinity College Dublin (TCD), which is ranked as 65th in the top 100 world universities, has launched a new scheme in conjunction with the Bank… New Grant Scheme by Trinity College

going to college in a recession

We know that ‘Free Education’ is not necessarily free when it comes to the Irish education system. According to research carried out by a number… Going to College in Recessionary Times

science courses Ireland

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, and the Minister for Research and Innovation, Mr. Seán Sherlock TD, last week welcomed the… Science – Key to Economic Recovery

QQAI Amalgamation

Qualifications and Quality Assurance Ireland (QQAI), is soon to replace FETAC, HETAC, NQAI and IUQB. Amalgamation of various state bodies seems to be a hallmark… An Educational Amalgamation

Pathways to Work

Social Protection Minister Joan Burton’s ‘Pathways to Work’ is an ambitious plan to expand services available to the unemployed through welfare offices. The plan is… Joan Burton’s Pathways to Work Plan

where the skills shortages are

Despite the on-going economic stagnation – there are employment opportunities and certain skills shortages in Ireland. The language associated with austerity and the downturn often… Skills Shortages, Where to Look

conradh na gael irish classes

With students from Peru, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Hungary, and even Ireland trying out their first cúpla focal with Conradh na Gaeilge Irish… Give Your Summer a Multi-Cultural Twist

student grant system

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn recently announced the introduction of a centralised online system for dealing with student grants. Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) is… New Student Grant System

Ipads in the Classroom

A leading psychologist has warned parents that excessive use of smartphones and iPads could be damaging their children’s long-term health. Dr Aric Sigman claimed such… Ipad – Classroom Friend or Foe?

The State Examinations Commission and the Education Minister have faced a lot of criticism and questions in the last few days in relation to the… Maths but not as we know it!

OECD report findings

According to a recent report by The State Exams Commission: Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate students are continuing to secure higher grades in both exams… The Reality of Higher Grades

leaving cert

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, has re-assured students that the integrity of the examination system has been maintained following prompt action… Students reassured of exam integrity

The Failing HPAT System

The Health Minister James Reilly recently called for the controversial HPAT (Health Profession Admissions Test) for entry to medicine to be abolished. He categorically stated:… The Failing HPAT System