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# Education Minister

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Ruairí Quinn: School enrolment to be 'more structured, fair and transparent'
The minister is to publish a bill which will curtail the “over-use of preferential treatment” in the enrolment process.
Nobel Prize winning writer to speak at free event in Dublin
Mario Vargas Llosa has been an important figure in world literature since the 1960s – and will speak to students and some lucky members of the public at Spanish institute in Dublin.
VIDEO: Students make direct appeal to Education Minister to fix their school
Students at NewPark Comprehensive School in Dublin have been promised a new school building for years – but now it’s been delayed yet again. Now they’ve taken matters into their own hands.
Quinn says no to 'narrow focus' on university performance
The Times Higher Education world reputation rankings failed to feature an Irish university – but the Education Minister indicated this is not a cause for concern.
Silent protest held as Quinn speaks at INTO conference
The Education Minister was speaking to hundreds of primary school teachers at the INTO conference today when a group stood and held banners that included slogans like “save our schools”.
Caption competition: Cold shoulder or shy boy?
This is how one junior infants student reacted to a visit from the Education Minister today…
Cost of school books to be reduced to loan schemes
Education Minister Ruairí Quinn said today that education book publishers will reduce the cost of school books in schools that run book rental schemes by between 12 and 17.5 per cent.
O'Dowd named as McGuinness replacement
The Stormont Education Minister will be nominated as temporary deputy first minister today.
Quinn says he is 'disappointed' at redress money offered by religious congregations
Minister Ruairí Quinn also said that a memorial will be created for the victims of institutional abuse in Ireland.
Ruairi Quinn: Michael Noonan has a tougher job than Michael Collins...
The Education Minister warns secondary school teachers that budgets are tight as the State’s first Finance Minister Collins had “more room for manouevre” than his most recent successor.
Poll: Should schools be allowed to hire the unemployed to work for free?
Under a new scheme, schools will be able to hire unemployed teachers, graduates and non-graduates to work for free. So is it a great opportunity for them to build their cv, or exploitation?