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#Minister for Education

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Quinn "hopeful" for progress in ASTI dispute as areas of discussion identified
# Haddington Road
# Haddington Road

Quinn "hopeful" for progress in ASTI dispute as areas of discussion identified

Nov 12th 2013, 11:48 AM 3,567 Views 32 Comments

However, the Education Minister said that the “terms and conditions” of the guarantee are not under his control.

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

TUI says more teachers are needed if planned Junior Cert changes are to be made
# Exams
# Exams

TUI says more teachers are needed if planned Junior Cert changes are to be made

Oct 29th 2013, 12:21 PM 6,511 Views 81 Comments

The Teachers Union of Ireland said they are concerned there is not enough resources to implement the planned reforms.

# minister-for-education - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Educate Together appointed patron of new schools in Dublin and Galway
# Patronage
# Patronage

Educate Together appointed patron of new schools in Dublin and Galway

Sep 26th 2013, 10:43 AM 6,976 Views 145 Comments

The NGO aims to provide equality of access to children regardless of their cultural or religious backgrounds.

# minister-for-education - Monday 23 September, 2013

Quinn: I'm not an aggressive secularist
# Education
# Education

Quinn: I'm not an aggressive secularist

Sep 23rd 2013, 11:26 AM 6,085 Views 182 Comments

The Minister for Education launched a public consultation on inclusiveness in primary schools today.

# minister-for-education - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Over 2,200 students still without grants as college year draws to a close
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Over 2,200 students still without grants as college year draws to a close

May 8th 2013, 7:49 PM 10,998 Views 62 Comments

While 328 grants have still to be processed by SUSI, an additional 1,938 students remain in limbo as the result of ongoing disputes over documentation.

# minister-for-education - Monday 22 April, 2013

Applications open to determine patronage of four new primary schools
# Patronage
# Patronage

Applications open to determine patronage of four new primary schools

Apr 22nd 2013, 4:42 PM 7,234 Views 38 Comments

The four schools – due to open in September 2014 – are in Cork, Dublin Fingal, Dublin South, and Galway.

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Ruairí Quinn faces red cards and heckles during INTO address
# INTO
# INTO

Ruairí Quinn faces red cards and heckles during INTO address

Apr 2nd 2013, 10:35 AM 17,999 Views 189 Comments

The Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, was addressing the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation at their annual conference in Cork.

# minister-for-education - Monday 1 April, 2013

Calls for rural schools to be protected
# Education
# Education

Calls for rural schools to be protected

Apr 1st 2013, 3:13 PM 6,615 Views 33 Comments

The Green Party has called on the Education Minister to avoid implementing recommendations that may lead to the closure of rural schools.

# minister-for-education - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Dept. of Education to overhaul Leaving Cert programme and points race
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Dept. of Education to overhaul Leaving Cert programme and points race

Mar 28th 2013, 9:42 AM 11,541 Views 75 Comments

Plans include reducing the number of degree programmes, cutting grade bands and changing the predictability of exams.

# minister-for-education - Thursday 31 January, 2013

National guidelines on mental health in secondary schools published
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

National guidelines on mental health in secondary schools published

Jan 31st 2013, 11:09 AM 4,127 Views 5 Comments

The guidelines provide information to schools on how to address mental health promotion and suicide prevention.

# minister-for-education - Monday 28 January, 2013

New guidelines may make it easier to rent schoolbooks
# SChoolbooks
# SChoolbooks

New guidelines may make it easier to rent schoolbooks

Jan 28th 2013, 5:16 PM 5,508 Views 16 Comments

The Department of Education has issued a series of practical guidelines hoping to get schools to set up schemes.

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Free access to Encyclopaedia Britannica for school-going children
# Education
# Education

Free access to Encyclopaedia Britannica for school-going children

Jan 8th 2013, 10:35 AM 5,434 Views 21 Comments

Schoolchildren throughout Ireland can now access the online version of the encyclopaedia from their home.

# minister-for-education - Monday 12 November, 2012

Construction starts on eight new schools
# Education
# Education

Construction starts on eight new schools

Nov 12th 2012, 9:12 AM 6,550 Views 13 Comments

A loan of €50 million from the European Investment Bank means the building projects in five counties can now go ahead.

# minister-for-education - Thursday 25 October, 2012

More than 50,000 students still waiting for decision on third-level grant
# SUSI
# SUSI

More than 50,000 students still waiting for decision on third-level grant

Oct 25th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,311 Views 39 Comments

New figures show that 65,000 students applied under the new student grant system – but decisions have been made on just 12,000 applications so far.

# minister-for-education - Monday 1 October, 2012

Group recommends teachers should be upskilled to handle student behaviour
# Teachers
# Teachers

Group recommends teachers should be upskilled to handle student behaviour

Oct 1st 2012, 3:31 PM 5,662 Views 40 Comments

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland welcomed the report but said the loss of teachers due to cutbacks is “extremely damaging” to the promotion of positive behaviour in the classroom.

# minister-for-education - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Almost 59,000 teens to receive Junior Cert results today
# Results Night
# Results Night

Almost 59,000 teens to receive Junior Cert results today

Sep 12th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,287 Views 15 Comments

There are thousands of nervous households this morning as students get graded on their first State exams.

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Poll: Should more than just points be considered for entry to college courses?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should more than just points be considered for entry to college courses?

Aug 21st 2012, 10:46 AM 5,237 Views 28 Comments

A new scheme at TCD means students will need personal statements and references from teachers to get into college. Good idea?

# minister-for-education - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

'You deserve to celebrate your achievements' - Minister congratulates LC students
# Congratulations
# Congratulations

'You deserve to celebrate your achievements' - Minister congratulates LC students

Aug 15th 2012, 7:00 AM 4,524 Views 14 Comments

Leaving Cert results are being issued to over 55,800 students around Ireland today.

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

New online grant system introduced for students
# Grants
# Grants

New online grant system introduced for students

Jun 12th 2012, 8:33 AM 2,561 Views 6 Comments

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn urged students to apply for grants early this year.

# minister-for-education - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Secondary school students call for increased security after Leaving Cert breach
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Secondary school students call for increased security after Leaving Cert breach

Jun 9th 2012, 8:30 AM 6,968 Views 16 Comments

CDs for the Leaving Cert Irish exam were inadvertently played at some Junior Cert exam papers yesterday. The Department of Education says an investigation is underway.

# minister-for-education - Monday 28 May, 2012

Students to take appeal against grant reforms to the Supreme Court
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Students to take appeal against grant reforms to the Supreme Court

May 28th 2012, 5:09 PM 2,479 Views 13 Comments

One of the three students who sought the original judicial review has since dropped out of college due to grant reforms and is planning to emigrate.

# minister-for-education - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Unexpected Ministerial Balloon Photoshoot of the Day
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From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

Unexpected Ministerial Balloon Photoshoot of the Day

May 17th 2012, 11:39 AM 1,960 Views 14 Comments

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# minister-for-education - Monday 14 May, 2012

Quinn announces €40m upgrade for St Pat's teacher college
# Teacher Training
# Teacher Training

Quinn announces €40m upgrade for St Pat's teacher college

May 14th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,521 Views 14 Comments

The Drumcondra teacher training facility is set to be upgraded over two years to accommodate 2,500 students.

# minister-for-education - Sunday 6 May, 2012

VIDEO: Students make direct appeal to Education Minister to fix their school
# Falling Down
# Falling Down

VIDEO: Students make direct appeal to Education Minister to fix their school

May 6th 2012, 10:23 AM 4,385 Views 20 Comments

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.

# minister-for-education - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Ruairi Quinn refuses to rule out cuts to teacher allowances
# Education
# Education

Ruairi Quinn refuses to rule out cuts to teacher allowances

Apr 11th 2012, 9:50 AM 3,441 Views 52 Comments

The Minister for Education said Fine Gael Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames was ‘misinformed’ in her criticism of his policies.

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Minister: Primary school system needs to "adapt to more diverse society"
# Education
# Education

Minister: Primary school system needs to "adapt to more diverse society"

Apr 10th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,430 Views 30 Comments

A report on patronage and pluralism in the primary sector showed that there is increased demand for new forms of multi-denominational and non-denominational schooling.

# minister-for-education - Monday 12 March, 2012

11-year-old student driven home to use the bathroom due to lack of SNAs
# Education Cuts
# Education Cuts

11-year-old student driven home to use the bathroom due to lack of SNAs

Mar 12th 2012, 12:23 PM 6,718 Views 20 Comments

The primary school student at St Munchin’s CBS in Limerick, who is in a wheelchair, has had to have his mother attend the school to help bring him to the bathroom during the school day.

# minister-for-education - Thursday 1 March, 2012

€35m prefab replacement fund announced for schools
# Education
# Education

€35m prefab replacement fund announced for schools

Mar 1st 2012, 2:22 PM 2,033 Views 10 Comments

The Department of Education is offering grants for the construction of permanent school structures to replace rented prefabs.

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Ruairí Quinn reverses 235 legacy post cuts from DEIS primary schools
# DEIS
# DEIS

Ruairí Quinn reverses 235 legacy post cuts from DEIS primary schools

Feb 21st 2012, 5:57 PM 2,757 Views 14 Comments

The reduction in overall capitation funding planned for 2013 is being brought forward to cover the cost of the retention.

# minister-for-education - Monday 12 December, 2011

Budget 2012 will 'devastate' disadvantaged schools - INTO
# Education Cuts
# Education Cuts

Budget 2012 will 'devastate' disadvantaged schools - INTO

Dec 12th 2011, 8:38 PM 2,738 Views 37 Comments

The teachers’ union has said that disadvantaged schools will lose hundreds of teaching posts – which will instead be reallocated to schools in better off areas.

# minister-for-education - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme

Nov 3rd 2011, 12:05 PM 2,618 Views 11 Comments

Minister of Education gives his approval to NCCA’s proposals to change the focus of the Junior Cert from rote learning and state exams.

# minister-for-education - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Quinn has "started the process" of addressing school costs
# Education
# Education

Quinn has "started the process" of addressing school costs

Aug 30th 2011, 9:12 AM 619 Views 16 Comments

These include the cost of school books and the voluntary school fees imposed by some Irish schools.

# minister-for-education - Friday 11 March, 2011

Ruairi Quinn plans forum on transferring schools out of Catholic patronage
# Catholic Schools
# Catholic Schools

Ruairi Quinn plans forum on transferring schools out of Catholic patronage

Mar 11th 2011, 3:09 PM 2,462 Views 9 Comments

The new minister for education wants to establish and conclude the forum within nine months.