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Bookworms at Leinster House.. the return of the book

23rd May 2018
Sarah Fitzgerald Aged 14 from Kinsale Community School is to meet with Government at Leinster house and has already submitted a literacy research paper to the Oireachtas Education & Skills Committee... [read more]
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“Keep Safe” road show comes to Ballina school children

21st May 2018
Over 100 local school children from Scoil Phádraig, Ballina; Scoil Íosa, Ballina; Behy National School; Culleens NS and Gaelscoil na gCeithre Maol, Ballina attended a Health and Safety Authority... [read more]
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Minister Bruton publishes circular directing schools to consult with parents and students on use of smart phones and tablet devices

21st May 2018
The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. today published a circular requiring all schools to consult parents, teachers and students on the use of smart phones and tablet devices in... [read more]
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376,000 ASTHMATICS BRACE THEMSELVES FOR THE ONSET OF HAYFEVER AND POSSIBLE ASTHMA ATTACKS

21st May 2018
Check out essential daily Pollen Tracker - Asthma Society   Thoughts of the summer months usually fill people with bliss but this is not the case for the 376,000 asthmatics who also suffer from... [read more]
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Nearly 1,000 extra SNAs for new school year – Minister Bruton

18th May 2018
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today announced the provision of 800 additional Special Needs Assistants which will be allocated to schools for the beginning of the next school... [read more]
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Now every child can learn basic water safety skills in the classroom

17th May 2018
Irish Water Safety has created a fantastic educational resource for primary schools called PAWS (Primary Aquatics Water Safety). PAWS outlines life-saving guidelines for children of every age and... [read more]
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Five ways to help your child perform better at school

17th May 2018
There’s lots of research that shows children of all ages do better at school when parents are actively involved in their education. In fact, research by John Hattie found that “The effect of... [read more]
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Donegal Students’ One Good Idea takes home top honours at SEAI National Awards Final

16th May 2018
Errigal College from Letterkenny in Co Donegal has been named the winner of the 2018 SEAI One Good Idea competition for their campaign ‘Bottle It’. The campaign aims to reduce energy use and... [read more]
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20 Ways Irish Students are Tackling Climate Change

15th May 2018
For many people, climate change can seem too big an issue to tackle, while others know it just takes just One Good Idea to make a difference. Today (Tuesday, 15 May), over 90 students from schools across... [read more]
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Youth Council supports digital age of consent at 13 ahead of crucial Dáil vote

15th May 2018
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – has renewed calls to ensure that the digital age of consent... [read more]
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Kerry, Westmeath and Galway Schools Shortlisted for Clinical Trials 2018 Competition

14th May 2018
Four primary schools from Kerry, Westmeath and Galway have been shortlisted to showcase their randomised clinical trials at NUI Galway on Friday, 18 May when the overall winner will be announced and presented... [read more]
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Government launch new project to bring specialised therapists into schools and pre-schools

14th May 2018
150 schools and pre-schools taking part in Pilot, bringing speech and language therapists and occupational therapists into schools and pre-schools The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard... [read more]
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Educate Together reacts to ‘baptism barrier’ announcement

10th May 2018
Educate Together, Ireland’s equality-based school provider, welcomes the Cabinet announcement that the ‘baptism-barrier’, which allows state-funded religious-run schools to discriminate... [read more]
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ESB reopens Ardnacrusha to school and public tours this summer

12th April 2018
ESB is once again opening the gates of the historic Ardnacrusha Power Station to schools and the general public for a unique visitor experience into Ireland’s first national hydro-electric station... [read more]