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#Ruairí Quinn

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 29 November, 2013

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

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

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

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

In the form of Education Minister Ruairi Quinn.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

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

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'

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

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

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

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

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’

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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"

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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.