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# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Archbishop: 'Baptising children simply to be able to attend a specific school is an abuse of baptism'

Former Minister for Education and current Labour TD Ruairí Quinn spoke this morning of the urgent need for reform in the area.

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 10 July, 2015

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Meet the Hillary fundraiser who reckons she has a shot at the Dáil

Linda O’Shea Farren, who failed to get elected to Dublin City Council last year, is seeking the Fine Gael nomination in Dublin Bay South.

Quinn: 'There is NO alternative to a Fine Gael-Labour government'

The former minister has dismissed the idea that there is an alternative to the current government.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Here's why Jan O'Sullivan's schools plan could spark a BIG row in government

Analysis: The politics behind today’s news on changes to schools’ admissions policy.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 1 February, 2015

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9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist

The debate about sexism in Irish politics has been reignited by Michael Lowry and his controversial note this week.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 29 December, 2014

"Putting the abortion laws into the Constitution was a mistake"

Labour TD Ruairi Quinn has said there is “no question” that Ireland’s abortion laws will change.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 18 December, 2014

13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night

A large number of Labour deputies missed the vote on a bill to hold a referendum on repealing the 8th Amendment.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 1 December, 2014

Teachers are almost certainly going on strike tomorrow

Neither the minister nor the unions will budge.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Jan O'Sullivan rules out any more compromise on her Junior Cycle reforms

Teaching unions rejected a revised set of proposals today.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 11 July, 2014

Taoiseach thanks former ministers for service 'during difficult times'

Announcing his new Cabinet today, Enda Kenny thanked outgoing ministers for their service to the Irish people.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

The Taoiseach thanked Eamon Gilmore for all his work during today's Cabinet meeting

But it didn’t get emotional, the Jobs Minister Richard Bruton insisted today.

Gone home early? Ruairí Quinn absent for his final questions as Education Minister

The Minister announced last week that he will be ending up his career in politics after almost four decades.

Will some people lose their free travel passes?

That’s what Fianna Fáil will be asking the Government today, but what else is happening in Leinster House?

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 4 July, 2014

Here are 6 big challenges facing Joan Burton as the new Labour leader and Tánaiste

She’s won the race to be leader but the hard work starts now for the new Tánaiste.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 3 July, 2014

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'How's my hair?': Quinn brings smiles and a bit of emotion as he departs on his own terms

The outgoing Education Minister pre-empted his likely demotion with his announcement yesterday.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about Ruairí Quinn, Arthur’s Day and Israel-Palestine tensions.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has resigned from Cabinet I'm Out This post contains videos

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has resigned from Cabinet

The Labour TD will step down after the reshuffle, he confirmed today.

"A nice, decent gentleman" and the inventor of the Euro: Reaction to Ruairí Quinn's departure

The Education Minister has confirmed he’s stepping down from Government, and won’t run again for a Dáil seat.

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Here's one who left earlier: All smiles as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore takes his last Dáil questions

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett joked that nothing’s official yet but that ‘he reads the newspapers’.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Whistleblower says builders paid by State are defrauding the welfare system

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn dealt with the claims raised by Fianna Fáil’s Robert Troy at Leaders’ Questions today.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

'I don't have to fight for more money from the government' - Education Minister

Ruairi Quinn says that because three of the four members of the Economic Management Council are teachers, he never has to fight for funding.

Radical shake-up on the cards for country's 10,000 special education teachers

Under the proposals, teachers would be allocated to schools “in line with each school’s educational need for such support”.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Here's the form children will be asked to fill out about their abilities as they enter secondary school

Parents will also be able to give their thoughts on where their child may need extra help.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 9 June, 2014

Education Minister backs Archbishop's call for mother-and-baby homes investigation

Diarmuid Martin has called for a “full-bodied investigation” into all mother-and-baby homes.

# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 7 June, 2014

TD warns that children's lives are being put at risk during storms

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn admitted that the current advice system for schools may need to be updated.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Minister Quinn invites teachers unions to talk on junior cycle reform, ASTI welcome the invite

The new junior cert is being phased in from September to incoming first year students.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

The contenders: Labour's leadership battle is taking shape, but one minister has ruled himself out

Brendan Howlin and Alan Kelly have both said they will decide on their intentions in the next 48 hours.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition

From befriending Tom Cruise to stealing each other’s outfits, our politicians have done it all.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Quinn says DEIS schools now 'bearing fruit' as exam results improve

Research from the Education and Skills Centre finds exam results since the DEIS school introduction have continually improved.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity

Minister Ruairi Quinn has stressed that there are currently no plans to reassess resource levels.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 12 May, 2014

Quinn says days of apartheid in education are over as he launches €169m European programme

The programme will draw together multiple previous European programmes into one.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Ming: New garda whistleblower makes allegations about fake heroin dealing

A stolen file, a garda threat, and allegations of heroin dealing were raised by the independent TD in the Dáil today.

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 2 May, 2014

Quinn gives €35 million to schools so they can have nicer toilets and roofs

In total, 386 schools all across the country will receive the funding.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Teachers do, literally, run the country

But it hasn’t helped them as those old-school types have made it next to impossible for young qualified types to get a permanent job.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Minister: There'll be a reshuffle in September but 'nobody knows' what's going to happen

Ruairí Quinn has also admitted that the coalition has to “work better together”.

Ruairí Quinn: Being booed and heckled by teachers 'certainly wasn't enjoyable'

Meanwhile, the Department of Education has denied that the Minister was trying to suggest a higher level maths requirement would get more men into the teaching profession.

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Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher?

The Education Minister said he wants this to be the case, but is it necessary?

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers

The minister had earlier today faced the ire of primary teachers.

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