Burren County Clare

Leading Environmental Educators Visit the Burren

Landscape charity, the Burrenbeo Trust, will host some of America’s and Europe’s leading thinkers and ...
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science courses Ireland

Science – Key to Economic Recovery

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, and the Minister for Research ...
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QQAI Amalgamation

An Educational Amalgamation

Qualifications and Quality Assurance Ireland (QQAI), is soon to replace FETAC, HETAC, NQAI and IUQB ...
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school league tables

School League Tables: A Subject of Contention

The Sunday Times recently published its annual School League Tables which tracks progression of students ...
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Pathways to Work

Joan Burton’s Pathways to Work Plan

Social Protection Minister Joan Burton’s ‘Pathways to Work’ is an ambitious plan to expand services ...
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solas training Ireland

Solas – A promising light in grim economic times

Nearly a year ago, Minister for Education & Skills, Ruairí Quinn, announced details of the ...
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where the skills shortages are

Skills Shortages, Where to Look

Despite the on-going economic stagnation – there are employment opportunities and certain skills shortages in ...
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conradh na gael irish classes

Give Your Summer a Multi-Cultural Twist

With students from Peru, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Hungary, and even Ireland trying ...
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student grant system

New Student Grant System

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn recently announced the introduction of a centralised online system for ...
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Ipads in the Classroom

Ipad – Classroom Friend or Foe?

A leading psychologist has warned parents that excessive use of smartphones and iPads could be ...
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Maths but not as we know it!

Maths but not as we know it!

The State Examinations Commission and the Education Minister have faced a lot of criticism and ...
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OECD report findings

The Reality of Higher Grades

According to a recent report by The State Exams Commission: Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate ...
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leaving cert

Students reassured of exam integrity

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, has re-assured students that the integrity ...
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The Failing HPAT System

The Failing HPAT System

The Health Minister James Reilly recently called for the controversial HPAT (Health Profession Admissions Test) ...
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Anti Bullying Forum

Anti Bullying Forum

Beating Bullying with an Anti-Bullying Forum It is important to know what something is, if ...
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Does Facebook affect study?

Facing Learning after FaceBook – How is Social Media Affecting Study

Researchers have proven that young people who spend much of their time online find it ...
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internships

Internships under the spot-light

Minister Joan Burton recently announced that another 1,000 places are being added to the Government’s ...
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chinese in schools

Chinese to be rolled out to Secondary Schools

Would you consider learning a language, if it meant improving your job prospects nationally, internationally ...
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Education Trends and Course Choices

Education Trends Report, Key Findings

The HEA Key Facts and Figures 2010/2011 makes both informative and interesting reading for those ...
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adult learning

Education an Ageless Pursuit

In the last two years, in Ireland, there has been a 19% increase in the ...
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