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Parents turning to loans to fund their children's education
Parents turning to loans to fund their children's education

Parents turning to loans to fund their children's education

The number of parents taking on debt to fund their children's education has doubled....
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Investigation into school as €11,000 in fundraised cash unaccounted for
Investigation into school as €11,000 in fundraised cash unaccounted for

Investigation into school as €11,000 in fundraised cash unaccounted for

The Department of Education is investigating a school in Co Offaly over allegations of financial irregularities....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Grand plans: Trinity thinks big with €1bn technology and innovation hub
Grand plans: Trinity thinks big with €1bn technology and innovation hub

Grand plans: Trinity thinks big with €1bn technology and innovation hub

Move over Kendall Square, Boston - Dublin is aiming to lay claim to having "the most innovative square mile on the planet" on a site overlooking Grand Canal Quay....
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Vending machines selling unhealthy drinks and snacks should be banned from schools - report
Vending machines selling unhealthy drinks and snacks should be banned from schools - report

Vending machines selling unhealthy drinks and snacks should be banned from schools - report

Vending machines selling unhealthy drinks and snacks should be banned from schools in the interest of tackling the problem of childhood obesity, the Oireachtas Education Committee recommen...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:33:09
Plans unveiled for new innovation district in the heart of Dublin - including €1bn Trinity campus
Plans unveiled for new innovation district in the heart of Dublin - including €1bn Trinity campus

Plans unveiled for new innovation district in the heart of Dublin - including €1bn Trinity campus

Plans for a new innovation district in the heart of Dublin, bringing together multinationals, new talent and university expertise, have been unveiled....
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:57:36
Varadkar calls on ITs in south-east to 're-double' efforts to be designated a 'technological university'
Varadkar calls on ITs in south-east to 're-double' efforts to be designated a 'technological university'

Varadkar calls on ITs in south-east to 're-double' efforts to be designated a 'technological university'

TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has called on two ITs in the south east of the country to "redouble" efforts to be designated a 'technological university'....
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:51:00
'It’s time for a national conversation' - Labour wants debate on religious involvement in public schools
'It’s time for a national conversation' - Labour wants debate on religious involvement in public schools

'It’s time for a national conversation' - Labour wants debate on religious involvement in public schools

THE involvement of religious organisations in the school system should be debated by a Citizens' Assembly according to the Labour Party....
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:51:49
'Ban school vending machines to combat obesity' - report
'Ban school vending machines to combat obesity' - report

'Ban school vending machines to combat obesity' - report

Vending machines selling unhealthy drinks and snacks should be banned from schools to help combat childhood obesity, the Oireachtas Education Committee recommends in a new report....
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 02:30:00
End of school 'baptism barrier' as admission rules change
End of school 'baptism barrier' as admission rules change

End of school 'baptism barrier' as admission rules change

Parents will see radical changes to school admission rules over the next year after a new law promising a fairer approach to pupil selection passed through all stages of the Oireachtas las...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 02:30:00
DCU opens €11m expansion to engineering building
DCU opens €11m expansion to engineering building

DCU opens €11m expansion to engineering building

Dublin City University (DCU) has opened an €11m expansion to its engineering building as part of its ongoing campus development....
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:10:31
'I'm not afraid of death but I do fear losing my independence'
'I'm not afraid of death but I do fear losing my independence'

'I'm not afraid of death but I do fear losing my independence'

For someone recently diagnosed with a disease that leads to wasting of the muscles and a steady degeneration of physical ability, choosing to walk 550km, from Donegal to Cork, is hardly th...
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 18:30:00
EU joins debate on education
EU joins debate on education

EU joins debate on education

The hot political potato of tackling the long-term funding needs of Irish universities and other third-level colleges is now going to the EU....
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Schools 'need staff dedicated to teaching sex education'
Schools 'need staff dedicated to teaching sex education'

Schools 'need staff dedicated to teaching sex education'

Schools need dedicated sex-education teachers with a professional qualification in the subject, according to the body representing managers of religious-run - predominantly Catholic - scho...
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Teacher shortage drives big demand for college courses
Teacher shortage drives big demand for college courses

Teacher shortage drives big demand for college courses

Demand for post-primary teacher training courses has bounced even higher since the initial deadline for making CAO college choices in February....
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Third-level students forced to sleep rough due to accommodation crisis, TD claims
Third-level students forced to sleep rough due to accommodation crisis, TD claims

Third-level students forced to sleep rough due to accommodation crisis, TD claims

At least 50 third-level students will be forced to sleep rough in September in Galway due to a lack of accommodation available, a TD has claimed....
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 14:14:23
Universities want €234m funding rise in the 2019 Budget
Universities want €234m funding rise in the 2019 Budget

Universities want €234m funding rise in the 2019 Budget

Universities say they need €234m from next year's Budget to help rebuild the system after years of cuts....
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Parents of homeless children are forced to choose between food and paying for bus back to school
Parents of homeless children are forced to choose between food and paying for bus back to school

Parents of homeless children are forced to choose between food and paying for bus back to school

Parents of homeless children are choosing between buying food or paying travel costs so the youngsters can stay in school in their original community....
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Ireland’s first tech university gets official backing
Ireland’s first tech university gets official backing

Ireland’s first tech university gets official backing

THE first of the country’s new-style technological universities is expected to be up and running in Dublin by next year....
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 12:00:57
Homeless parents forced to choose between food and travel so children can remain in original school
Homeless parents forced to choose between food and travel so children can remain in original school

Homeless parents forced to choose between food and travel so children can remain in original school

Parents of homeless children are choosing between buying food or paying travel costs so they can stay in school in their original community....
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 11:12:53
17 schools hit by building crisis as more firms go bust
17 schools hit by building crisis as more firms go bust

17 schools hit by building crisis as more firms go bust

The country is facing an education building crisis with 17 school projects hit by the insolvency of building contractors so far this year, new figures reveal....
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 18:30:00
Four Junior Cert exams had to be amended after tragic drownings of two friends
Four Junior Cert exams had to be amended after tragic drownings of two friends

Four Junior Cert exams had to be amended after tragic drownings of two friends

A total of four Junior Cert exams were amended for Ennis students following the tragic double drowning of two local 15-year-olds, the State Examinations Commission (SEC) confirmed....
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Labour calls for ban on voluntary contributions to schools
Labour calls for ban on voluntary contributions to schools

Labour calls for ban on voluntary contributions to schools

Parents may be avoiding events in their children's school in case they are "chased" for a voluntary contribution, according to Labour's education spokesperson Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin....
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Going to College: After HPAT results, medicine applicants may need to review their CAO choices
Going to College: After HPAT results, medicine applicants may need to review their CAO choices

Going to College: After HPAT results, medicine applicants may need to review their CAO choices

Students who are seeking a place in medicine received the results of the HPAT test on Monday. The HPAT is an important part of the assessment for entry to medical school - it tests student...
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Where Irish is talk of the town
Where Irish is talk of the town

Where Irish is talk of the town

After driving through the magnificent Poisoned Glen and past the picturesque village of Dunlewy with Errigal towering majestically above, you reach Rannafast, a small Gaeltacht townland be...
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Waiting lists in two-thirds of schools with special classes
Waiting lists in two-thirds of schools with special classes

Waiting lists in two-thirds of schools with special classes

Two in three principals in primary schools with special classes have a waiting list for places, the Oireachtas Education Committee has heard....
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 02:30:00
 
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