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# joe-mchugh - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Young children with autism left without education due to funding delays
# Home Tuition
# Home Tuition

Young children with autism left without education due to funding delays

Sep 26th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,697 Views 20 Comments

Home tutors have raised concerns that the Department of Education has failed to process tuition grants.

# joe-mchugh - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Review of junior cycle History recommends it should remain as an optional subject
# Report
# Report

Review of junior cycle History recommends it should remain as an optional subject

Updated Sep 25th 2019, 11:15 AM 11,090 Views 65 Comments

The minister announced last year that he requested a review into the subject’s status.

Poll: Should History be compulsory for Junior Cycle students?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should History be compulsory for Junior Cycle students?

Sep 25th 2019, 10:00 AM 21,114 Views 58 Comments

The subject became optional for students last September.

# joe-mchugh - Monday 23 September, 2019

New rules proposed to limit schools teaching 'difficult' children for fewer hours
# Reduced Timetables
# Reduced Timetables

New rules proposed to limit schools teaching 'difficult' children for fewer hours

Sep 23rd 2019, 7:20 AM 20,272 Views 35 Comments

Concerns have been raised over the use of reduced timetables.

# joe-mchugh - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Taoiseach says minister will intervene in Bolger family case after RTÉ Prime Time programme
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Taoiseach says minister will intervene in Bolger family case after RTÉ Prime Time programme

Sep 18th 2019, 5:14 PM 51,856 Views 36 Comments

Gillian Bolger and Darren Milne spoke about the struggles they have faced in getting their eight-year-old twins into suitable school.

# joe-mchugh - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Five new gaelscoileanna to be opened in Dublin over next three years
# Oideachas
# Oideachas

Five new gaelscoileanna to be opened in Dublin over next three years

Sep 3rd 2019, 8:32 AM 13,466 Views 28 Comments

“I want to help address the imbalance in the availability of Irish-medium education,” Education Minister Joe McHugh said.

# joe-mchugh - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Six schools told to offer more special education places by Minister
# Dublin 15
# Dublin 15

Six schools told to offer more special education places by Minister

Aug 24th 2019, 12:45 PM 19,571 Views 33 Comments

With schools set to return next week, hundreds of pupils across Ireland have yet to be given a place.

# joe-mchugh - Monday 19 August, 2019

Building firm caught up in school structural defects controversy wins contract to build new hospital block
# Wbs
# Wbs

Building firm caught up in school structural defects controversy wins contract to build new hospital block

Updated Aug 19th 2019, 6:00 PM 45,984 Views 27 Comments

A total of 42 schools built by WBS were inspected over concerns about structural problems.

# joe-mchugh - Friday 16 August, 2019

Western Building Systems calls for 'independent expert answers' into schools structural issues
# Building Works
# Building Works

Western Building Systems calls for 'independent expert answers' into schools structural issues

Aug 16th 2019, 2:26 PM 12,131 Views 18 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh gave an update on the remediation programme on the schools built by the firm.

# joe-mchugh - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Concerns raised about whether legal fees will be paid to school abuse victim applicants
# Redress Scheme
# Redress Scheme

Concerns raised about whether legal fees will be paid to school abuse victim applicants

Aug 11th 2019, 6:30 AM 7,361 Views 5 Comments

Thirteen applicants to the scheme have been offered €84,000, but there are concerns over the associated legal costs.

# joe-mchugh - Friday 2 August, 2019

Abuse survivors report 'huge fear' of visits to hospitals and institutions
# Abuse Survivors
# Abuse Survivors

Abuse survivors report 'huge fear' of visits to hospitals and institutions

Aug 2nd 2019, 3:42 PM 8,894 Views 1 Comment

That’s according to a new report published today.

# joe-mchugh - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Dáil apology from Taoiseach after judge's finding that abuse redress scheme is 'inherently illogical'
# Redress Scheme
# Redress Scheme

Dáil apology from Taoiseach after judge's finding that abuse redress scheme is 'inherently illogical'

Jul 9th 2019, 4:15 PM 21,929 Views 25 Comments

A retired judge said that the State’s approach showed an “inherent inversion of logic and a fundamental unfairness to applicants”.

# joe-mchugh - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Remedial works on 22 schools with structural issues begin tomorrow, says minister
# Remedial Works
# Remedial Works

Remedial works on 22 schools with structural issues begin tomorrow, says minister

Jun 19th 2019, 10:01 PM 14,838 Views 15 Comments

The remedial works will be carried out over the summer period with all schools expected to re-open as normal for the new term in September.

# joe-mchugh - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Education minister's UAE 'fact-finding mission' on what will bring Irish teachers back home
# Joe McHugh
# Joe McHugh

Education minister's UAE 'fact-finding mission' on what will bring Irish teachers back home

Jun 12th 2019, 6:15 AM 14,003 Views 88 Comments

More than 2,000 Irish people are employed in the education sector in the UAE.

# joe-mchugh - Friday 31 May, 2019

Bereaved students will be allowed sit alternative Leaving Cert paper in July under new rules
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Bereaved students will be allowed sit alternative Leaving Cert paper in July under new rules

May 31st 2019, 8:50 AM 33,170 Views 36 Comments

Earlier this year, a student spoke on the radio about having to sit her Leaving Cert a day after her mother died.

# joe-mchugh - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation'
# Education
# Education

PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation'

Apr 23rd 2019, 10:39 AM 20,113 Views 103 Comments

A new scheme aimed at teaching pupils a second language was announced today.

# joe-mchugh - Monday 22 April, 2019

Teachers to be rotated among schools under new substitute panel plan
# Staff Shortages
# Staff Shortages

Teachers to be rotated among schools under new substitute panel plan

Apr 22nd 2019, 6:45 AM 39,953 Views 83 Comments

Schools in North and South Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kildare and Meath are being targeted in the new initiative.

# joe-mchugh - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Education minister on school patronage changes: 'Just to be clear - Christmas will not be cancelled'
# Joe McHugh
# Joe McHugh

Education minister on school patronage changes: 'Just to be clear - Christmas will not be cancelled'

Apr 3rd 2019, 9:43 PM 17,067 Views 68 Comments

It was claimed that Christmas celebrations in schools could be curtailed where patronage was switched to multi-denominational.

# joe-mchugh - Thursday 21 February, 2019

These 12 schools now have a patron but do not have permanent school buildings
# Education
# Education

These 12 schools now have a patron but do not have permanent school buildings

Feb 21st 2019, 10:59 AM 13,979 Views 17 Comments

The patronage of the schools was recommended by the New Schools Establishment Group.

# joe-mchugh - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul
# Overhaul
# Overhaul

External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul

Jan 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,186 Views 90 Comments

A report launching today calls for a radical overhaul of how sex education is taught in both primary and secondary schools.

# joe-mchugh - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Dublin land prices with 'development potential' on the rise, as €23m price tag for stadium defended
# Harold's Cross
# Harold's Cross

Dublin land prices with 'development potential' on the rise, as €23m price tag for stadium defended

Jan 24th 2019, 5:31 PM 17,646 Views 14 Comments

The land has been rezoned to allow for the construction of schools in Harold’s Cross.

# joe-mchugh - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Students 'pressured' by new Leaving Cert grade scheme as number sitting higher level exams rises
# Education
# Education

Students 'pressured' by new Leaving Cert grade scheme as number sitting higher level exams rises

Jan 17th 2019, 6:01 AM 10,695 Views 18 Comments

The Economic and Social Research has carried out an early analysis of the grading scheme.

# joe-mchugh - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Minister for Education suing Western Building Systems after concerns of structural defects at schools
# High Court
# High Court

Minister for Education suing Western Building Systems after concerns of structural defects at schools

Dec 22nd 2018, 12:43 PM 12,899 Views 0 Comments

A total of 42 schools built by Western Building Systems were inspected over concerns about potential structural problems earlier this year.

# joe-mchugh - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

There are now 2.19 million people employed in Ireland, new figures show
# Employment
# Employment

There are now 2.19 million people employed in Ireland, new figures show

Dec 12th 2018, 8:04 AM 21,700 Views 45 Comments

61,900 additional people entered employment in 2017, according to the latest National Skills Bulletin.

# joe-mchugh - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Decision to make history optional for the Junior Cert to be reviewed
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Decision to make history optional for the Junior Cert to be reviewed

Nov 17th 2018, 1:18 AM 16,465 Views 61 Comments

The minister said the government has a duty to make sure the next generation is informed.

# joe-mchugh - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Whistleblowers alleged to have raised school building concerns to Department of Education in 2012
# School Closures
# School Closures

Whistleblowers alleged to have raised school building concerns to Department of Education in 2012

Nov 6th 2018, 6:23 PM 17,647 Views 19 Comments

The Joint Committee on Education heard claims that industry officials met with former Minister Ruairi Quinn over the issue.

# joe-mchugh - Monday 29 October, 2018

Plans being drawn up for potential closure of more school buildings over structural defects
# Safety Concerns
# Safety Concerns

Plans being drawn up for potential closure of more school buildings over structural defects

Oct 29th 2018, 5:49 PM 15,439 Views 23 Comments

The results of some assessments are due to be released tomorrow.

# joe-mchugh - Friday 26 October, 2018

Schools shut due to structural defects are to partially reopen after midterm break
# Dublin
# Dublin

Schools shut due to structural defects are to partially reopen after midterm break

Updated Oct 26th 2018, 7:35 PM 20,657 Views 22 Comments

The Department of Education said its “overriding priority … remains the health and safety of the school pupils and staff”.

# joe-mchugh - Thursday 25 October, 2018

HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns'
# Building Inspections
# Building Inspections

HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns'

Oct 25th 2018, 1:59 PM 9,929 Views 30 Comments

The company was involved in the construction of the extension to Beaumont Hospital.

Attorney General consulted over awarding of school building contracts to WBS
# School Closures
# School Closures

Attorney General consulted over awarding of school building contracts to WBS

Oct 25th 2018, 6:05 AM 34,083 Views 32 Comments

A total of 42 schools will be assessed over the next two weeks.

# joe-mchugh - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Here's the full list of schools impacted by the building scandal
# School Closures
# School Closures

Here's the full list of schools impacted by the building scandal

Oct 24th 2018, 5:06 PM 43,631 Views 33 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh said he expects a number of schools will be forced to close.

# joe-mchugh - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'Unfair divide between haves and have-nots' as teacher shortage forcing some students to turn to grind schools
# Napd
# Napd

'Unfair divide between haves and have-nots' as teacher shortage forcing some students to turn to grind schools

Oct 18th 2018, 6:40 AM 13,595 Views 42 Comments

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals wants Minister for Education Joe McHugh to address the shortage of teachers.

# joe-mchugh - Monday 9 July, 2018

Government to fund US and Canadian students to come here to learn Irish
# Ag Caint As Gaeilge
# Ag Caint As Gaeilge

Government to fund US and Canadian students to come here to learn Irish

Jul 9th 2018, 6:10 AM 13,244 Views 26 Comments

American and Canadian students will visit Ireland during the summer months to attend intensive Irish language courses in the Gaeltacht.

# joe-mchugh - Friday 29 June, 2018

These two ministers are heading to the Gaeltacht this summer for a crash course in Irish
# Ag Caint As Gaeilge
# Ag Caint As Gaeilge

These two ministers are heading to the Gaeltacht this summer for a crash course in Irish

Jun 29th 2018, 6:30 AM 17,243 Views 51 Comments

The government is today launching its five-year Irish Language plan which has a focus on early child education.

# joe-mchugh - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Aer Árann to cease flights to the Aran Islands from December
# Trasna Na Dtonnta
# Trasna Na Dtonnta

Aer Árann to cease flights to the Aran Islands from December

Jun 6th 2018, 6:31 PM 17,161 Views 32 Comments

The department says it will be putting the routes out to tender.

# joe-mchugh - Saturday 24 March, 2018

'Fast ferry' service for Tory Island ends long-running row
# Delegating Responsibility
# Delegating Responsibility

'Fast ferry' service for Tory Island ends long-running row

Mar 24th 2018, 7:25 PM 29,464 Views 21 Comments

Meanwhile, a retired surveyor who inspected the Queen of Aran vessel multiple times argues it’s “perfectly seaworthy”.

# joe-mchugh - Friday 9 March, 2018

'It's heartbreaking' - locals 'completely' reject latest state proposals to end Tory Island ferry impasse
# On The Cliff Edge
# On The Cliff Edge

'It's heartbreaking' - locals 'completely' reject latest state proposals to end Tory Island ferry impasse

Mar 9th 2018, 6:10 AM 18,057 Views 50 Comments

“We were expecting proposals, not conditions,” says manager of the Tory Co Op Marjorie Uí Chearbhaill.

# joe-mchugh - Friday 25 August, 2017

'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods
# Flooding
# Flooding

'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods

Aug 25th 2017, 3:45 PM 46,912 Views 79 Comments

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for five counties.

# joe-mchugh - Saturday 1 July, 2017

This TD has been tasked with helping the 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US
# Illegal Immigrants
# Illegal Immigrants

This TD has been tasked with helping the 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US

Jul 1st 2017, 12:07 PM 18,502 Views 0 Comments

John Deasy’s new role comes amid Donald Trump’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants.

# joe-mchugh - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Government to give Goal almost €4m following investigation into financial irregularities
# Foreign Aid
# Foreign Aid

Government to give Goal almost €4m following investigation into financial irregularities

Dec 13th 2016, 7:45 PM 7,619 Views 18 Comments

Money had been withheld while the charity’s operations in Turkey and Syria were investigated.