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#Ruairí Quinn

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 29 November, 2013

Quinn says CRC board should resign, Burton says salary claims are ‘disturbing’
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

Quinn says CRC board should resign, Burton says salary claims are ‘disturbing’

Nov 29th 2013, 11:04 PM 9,965 Views 86 Comments

Two ministers been vocal about the CRC top-ups controversy today.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

"Initiative overload": ASTI bring Junior Cycle concerns to TDs and Senators
# Reform Plan
# Reform Plan

"Initiative overload": ASTI bring Junior Cycle concerns to TDs and Senators

Nov 27th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,778 Views 30 Comments

Teachers say they have major concerns about how the plans will be implemented. Initial talks with the Department took place on Monday.

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 15 November, 2013

Trinity's 'sex toy' sculpture gets a visit from the Government (NSFW)
# Sex Ed
From The Daily Edge
# Sex Ed

Trinity's 'sex toy' sculpture gets a visit from the Government (NSFW)

Nov 15th 2013, 4:07 PM 3,344 Views 1 Comment

In the form of Education Minister Ruairi Quinn.

You can now earn a PhD from an Irish university — while sitting at home
# Hibernia College
# Hibernia College

You can now earn a PhD from an Irish university — while sitting at home

Nov 15th 2013, 3:40 PM 29,420 Views 41 Comments

Hibernia College has announced that it will offer online doctoral studies in four areas of education research.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

ASTI recommends ballot of members on new proposals
# Teachers
# Teachers

ASTI recommends ballot of members on new proposals

Nov 12th 2013, 6:14 PM 10,277 Views 104 Comments

The new proposals on the Haddington Road Agreement are the result of talks between union representatives and the department.

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.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 11 November, 2013

Parents to be asked if they want their children to wear school uniforms
# Cost Of School
# Cost Of School

Parents to be asked if they want their children to wear school uniforms

Nov 11th 2013, 4:25 PM 29,273 Views 297 Comments

Ruairí Quinn has launched proposals to cut the cost of school uniforms by empowering parents to make their views known to schools.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 7 November, 2013

School repair grants worth €68m reintroduced
# Fixing It
# Fixing It

School repair grants worth €68m reintroduced

Nov 7th 2013, 7:59 AM 3,234 Views 3 Comments

The grants were scrapped in 2012. They’ll allow schools to carry out minor works like fixing roofs and windows.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Chief Inspector's Report highlights problems with Maths and Irish teaching
# Not Adding Up
# Not Adding Up

Chief Inspector's Report highlights problems with Maths and Irish teaching

Nov 5th 2013, 10:31 AM 6,546 Views 58 Comments

The teaching of Irish was found to be “problematic” in almost one in three lessons at post-primary, while Maths teaching was found to be “satisfactory or better” in just 77 per cent of schools monitored.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 4 November, 2013

More upskilling courses needed to cash in on ICT growth
# Technology
# Technology

More upskilling courses needed to cash in on ICT growth

Nov 4th 2013, 11:05 AM 5,562 Views 11 Comments

A Forfás report has called for more and better ICT courses and says that for social welfare changes should be introduced to encourage take-up.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Jihad against Junior Cert is bizarre
# Damien Kiberd
# Damien Kiberd

Damien Kiberd: Jihad against Junior Cert is bizarre

Nov 3rd 2013, 8:30 AM 80 Views 88 Comments

Rather than tackle these rather basic issues of numeracy and literacy, we are meddling with exam systems which may not be a problem at all.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Three in three days: Another Labour councillor has resigned from the party
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Three in three days: Another Labour councillor has resigned from the party

Oct 31st 2013, 10:25 PM 14,479 Views 70 Comments

Wicklow County Council chairman Jimmy O’Shaughnessy has quit the party today.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Post-grad grants cost €14.5 million in 2012/13
# Third Level Education
# Third Level Education

Post-grad grants cost €14.5 million in 2012/13

Oct 30th 2013, 6:00 AM 7,379 Views 22 Comments

Over 3,800 students received the grant, but none were eligible for maintenance support.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Almost 400 children enrolled in projects to prevent mainstream drop-out
# Education
# Education

Almost 400 children enrolled in projects to prevent mainstream drop-out

Oct 20th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,554 Views 6 Comments

A recent report found that more than 2,500 schoolchildren only made it as far as first or second year in 2010.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Quinn on Budget 2014: 'We want to minimise the suffering as quickly as we can'
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Quinn on Budget 2014: 'We want to minimise the suffering as quickly as we can'

Oct 8th 2013, 8:22 AM 4,398 Views 36 Comments

Ahead of this morning’s Cabinet meeting, Education Minister Ruairí Quinn has been speaking to reporters.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 7 October, 2013

Unions to mount "intensive political campaign" against emergency financial law
# FEMPI
# FEMPI

Unions to mount "intensive political campaign" against emergency financial law

Oct 7th 2013, 1:08 PM 6,205 Views 19 Comments

One union leader says he’ll be seeking a meeting with the Taoiseach to talk about repealing the FEMPI measures, which affect workers who rejected Haddington Road.

# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Teacher substitution scheme cost almost €90 million last year
# Schools
# Schools

Teacher substitution scheme cost almost €90 million last year

Oct 5th 2013, 7:00 AM 7,416 Views 41 Comments

The Department of Education also has spent over €110 million in costs directly associated with transition year over the past couple of years.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 30 September, 2013

Column: An Open Letter to Ruairi Quinn
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: An Open Letter to Ruairi Quinn

Sep 30th 2013, 5:57 PM 136 Views 136 Comments

“Dear Minister: I’m busy and I’m tired. I love my job but your policies are making it very, very difficult for me to be good at it,” writes Evelyn O’Connor.

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 27 September, 2013

Some 3,000 students have had their grant refused or cancelled
# SUSI
# SUSI

Some 3,000 students have had their grant refused or cancelled

Sep 27th 2013, 7:15 AM 12,122 Views 47 Comments

In its latest update, SUSI says it is more than two months ahead of where it was this time last year in processing grant applications.

# ruairi-quinn - 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 6,964 Views 145 Comments

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

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

"We're not just supplying teachers to the national market" - Education Minister
# Education
# Education

"We're not just supplying teachers to the national market" - Education Minister

Sep 24th 2013, 9:38 PM 10,435 Views 77 Comments

Ruairi Quinn says that teachers can use JobBridge internships to pass probation periods.

ASTI boss: Teachers' action is "not about pay"
# Haddington Road
# Haddington Road

ASTI boss: Teachers' action is "not about pay"

Sep 24th 2013, 9:01 AM 5,257 Views 91 Comments

Pat King has said the planned action will affect students only “marginally”. Teachers will withdraw from out-of-hours duties including parent and staff meetings from tomorrow week.

# ruairi-quinn - 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 6,083 Views 182 Comments

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

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 20 September, 2013

Could Education Minister Ruairí Quinn be off to Europe?
# Eu Bound?
# Eu Bound?

Could Education Minister Ruairí Quinn be off to Europe?

Sep 20th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,700 Views 27 Comments

The Labour TD was coy when asked about the possibility he could become Ireland’s EU Commissioner next year.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 19 September, 2013

'Another brick in the wall': Education minister on economic growth figures
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

'Another brick in the wall': Education minister on economic growth figures

Sep 19th 2013, 6:00 PM 3,995 Views 17 Comments

Ruairí Quinn said there is still a long way to go…

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Sep 19th 2013, 4:53 PM 4,497 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Rumble in Ranelagh: McDowell and Quinn clash over future of Seanad
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Rumble in Ranelagh: McDowell and Quinn clash over future of Seanad

Sep 19th 2013, 10:03 AM 8,007 Views 48 Comments

Ruairí Quinn admitted Fine Gael’s claim of €20 million in savings if the Seanad is abolished is “inaccurate” as he took part in a referendum debate in south Dublin last night.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Protestant FG councillors say their schools are being discriminated against
# Protestant Schools
# Protestant Schools

Protestant FG councillors say their schools are being discriminated against

Sep 11th 2013, 7:08 PM 9,765 Views 69 Comments

The thirteen councillors say that changes to pupil/teacher ratios are “putting Protestant schools beyond the means of ordinary Protestants”.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Ruairí Quinn: 'The budget cut has to be less than €3.1 billion'
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Ruairí Quinn: 'The budget cut has to be less than €3.1 billion'

Sep 8th 2013, 2:01 PM 8,198 Views 42 Comments

The Education Minister was speaking with just over a month to go until Budget 2014.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Almost 8,000 applicants turned down for grant by SUSI
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Almost 8,000 applicants turned down for grant by SUSI

Sep 5th 2013, 10:13 PM 13,405 Views 27 Comments

Around 61,500 applications have been assessed by SUSI – and of these, around 40,000 students will end up getting a grant.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 2 September, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Monday

Sep 2nd 2013, 4:54 PM 2,724 Views 6 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Schools face ban on charging admission fees or interviewing parents on enrolment
# Education
# Education

Schools face ban on charging admission fees or interviewing parents on enrolment

Sep 2nd 2013, 6:00 AM 7,736 Views 55 Comments

Minister Ruairí Quinn hopes the legislation will lead to a fairer system and cut down on court cases over school admissions.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 19 August, 2013

Exam body blames 'human error' for mistakes in Leaving and Junior Cert
# Mistakes Were Made
# Mistakes Were Made

Exam body blames 'human error' for mistakes in Leaving and Junior Cert

Aug 19th 2013, 6:55 AM 9,139 Views 18 Comments

Staff changes at the State Examinations Commission contributed to errors in the Leaving Certificate Maths and Junior Certificate CSPE papers.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Ruairi Quinn considers cutting grants; students say ‘don’t even think about it’
# Cuts
# Cuts

Ruairi Quinn considers cutting grants; students say ‘don’t even think about it’

Aug 18th 2013, 8:04 PM 16,293 Views 159 Comments

The Union of Students in Ireland say they are “ready and equipped” to fight any attempt to cut student grants.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Aug 18th 2013, 8:00 PM 6,490 Views 4 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the four Irish people detained in Cairo, arrests at Eminem’s Slane gig, and Clare getting through to the All Ireland hurling final.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Quinn: Bonus Leaving Cert maths points could continue for three more years
# Project Maths
# Project Maths

Quinn: Bonus Leaving Cert maths points could continue for three more years

Aug 15th 2013, 6:00 AM 6,616 Views 19 Comments

The Education Minister made the remarks at Ringsend College in Dublin, where he met with students who were receiving their Leaving Certificate results.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Column: Serious exam question mistakes have shaken students' confidence in the process
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Serious exam question mistakes have shaken students' confidence in the process

Aug 13th 2013, 4:00 PM 143 Views 21 Comments

Errors in a Leaving Cert paper caused consternation back in June. Eamonn Toland of TheMathsTutor.ie takes a look back at what happened, and outlines the steps that can be taken to prevent a repeat of the problem.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 12 August, 2013

Report for Quinn on Leaving Cert Maths paper errors "nearing completion"
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Report for Quinn on Leaving Cert Maths paper errors "nearing completion"

Aug 12th 2013, 8:17 PM 8,486 Views 29 Comments

The minister had ordered that the SEC take the errors into account when marking the exam. Results are due out on Wednesday.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 11 August, 2013

€60.4 million spent on renting prefabs as classrooms over three years
# School
# School

€60.4 million spent on renting prefabs as classrooms over three years

Aug 11th 2013, 8:00 AM 6,824 Views 27 Comments

A prefab costs around €13,500 to rent a year.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Minister: There's a good chance Enda Kenny could lead the country until 2021
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

Minister: There's a good chance Enda Kenny could lead the country until 2021

Jul 28th 2013, 7:45 AM 9,482 Views 157 Comments

Brian Hayes has played down his Fine Gael leadership ambitions and indicated that Enda Kenny could become the first leader of the party to secure back-to-back election victories in 2016.