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#Ruairí Quinn

# ruairi-quinn - 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 4,123 Views 5 Comments

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

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Ireland launches 'radical' new university rankings system
# Eu 2013
# Eu 2013

Ireland launches 'radical' new university rankings system

Jan 30th 2013, 8:29 PM 13,742 Views 22 Comments

The new system called U-Multirank was launched under Ireland’s EU presidency today.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Quinn ringfences €500,000 for just-launched Action Plan on Bullying
# Bullying
# Bullying

Quinn ringfences €500,000 for just-launched Action Plan on Bullying

Jan 29th 2013, 4:50 PM 5,165 Views 13 Comments

The plan sets out 12 actions to prevent and tackle bullying in Irish schools.

Government to launch major anti-bullying plan
# Bullying
# Bullying

Government to launch major anti-bullying plan

Jan 29th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,718 Views 30 Comments

Ministers Ruairí Quinn and Frances Fitzgerald will unveil the Action Plan on Bullying later today, including plans for all schools to keep a formal record of bullying incidents.

# ruairi-quinn - 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.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Calls for Ireland to (finally) outlaw corporal punishment in the home
# Children
# Children

Calls for Ireland to (finally) outlaw corporal punishment in the home

Jan 27th 2013, 8:00 AM 14,366 Views 100 Comments

Corporal punishment was banned in schools in 1982 but is still legal in homes – despite repeated calls for it to be stopped.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Student grant backlog almost cleared (but 21k told applications were incomplete)
# SUSI
# SUSI

Student grant backlog almost cleared (but 21k told applications were incomplete)

Jan 20th 2013, 8:30 AM 5,843 Views 28 Comments

New figures show SUSI is onow dealing with just 619 applications, down from a high of 55,000.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 14 January, 2013

Survey begins asking parents who should run primary schools
# Patronage
# Patronage

Survey begins asking parents who should run primary schools

Jan 14th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,008 Views 35 Comments

Ruairí Quinn said the survey is a historic opportunity to parents say whether schools should be denominational, multi-denominational, all-Irish or something else.

# ruairi-quinn - 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 5,432 Views 21 Comments

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

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Taoiseach insists Ruairí Quinn has confidence in James Reilly
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach insists Ruairí Quinn has confidence in James Reilly

Dec 4th 2012, 4:37 PM 2,986 Views 30 Comments

It was reported at the weekend that the Education Minister had indicated that Reilly was “not up to the job” of Minister for Health.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?
# Abortion
# Abortion

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?

Nov 29th 2012, 4:49 PM 17,129 Views 51 Comments

A TV interview, planting a tree, “official business” and committee work in Mozambique are among the reasons for some TDs not voting on last night’s abortion bill.

# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Nov 24th 2012, 5:00 PM 8,929 Views 3 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Gardaí lack resources to monitor Love/Hate characters; HSE inquiry to proceed without actually inquiring; and student grants delayed until after emigration.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

SUSI backlog means some student grants delayed until 2013 - Quinn
# SUSI
# SUSI

SUSI backlog means some student grants delayed until 2013 - Quinn

Nov 20th 2012, 2:41 PM 5,934 Views 34 Comments

The Minister for Education says SUSI has taken on another 50 staff this week to clear the backlog of 21,000 applications.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Waterford IT to ‘cooperate fully’ with inspection of campus suppliers
# Waterford IT
# Waterford IT

Waterford IT to ‘cooperate fully’ with inspection of campus suppliers

Nov 15th 2012, 7:30 AM 6,409 Views 6 Comments

Ruairí Quinn has appointed a former chairman of the Revenue Commissioners to investigate the relationship between the college and companies providing services to it.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Extra staff in place to tackle student grant backlog
# Grants
# Grants

Extra staff in place to tackle student grant backlog

Nov 14th 2012, 8:11 AM 2,884 Views 16 Comments

CEO of SUSI, Jacinta Stewart said over 66,000 applications were received by the online system.

# ruairi-quinn - 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.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Highest number of students ever completing second level education
# Education
# Education

Highest number of students ever completing second level education

Nov 8th 2012, 8:02 AM 3,194 Views 10 Comments

The number of young men staying on at second level has also risen significantly in the last 11 years.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators
# Standup
# Standup

Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators

Oct 31st 2012, 7:52 AM 5,164 Views 50 Comments

The site features information on the cost of college and encourages students, parents and businesspeople to contact their local politicians to voice their opposition to fees and cuts.

# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Poll: should parents be allowed take children out of school for holidays?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: should parents be allowed take children out of school for holidays?

Oct 27th 2012, 10:20 AM 14,758 Views 149 Comments

The Education Minister says no but what do you think?

# ruairi-quinn - 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 5,310 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.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 22 October, 2012

Parents asked who they want to educate their children
# Patronage
# Patronage

Parents asked who they want to educate their children

Oct 22nd 2012, 8:20 AM 6,439 Views 44 Comments

Surveys about local primary school patronage are being distributed in five areas today but Minister Quinn warned the process will be slow.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 7 October, 2012

False years and Big Bird: The week in quotes
# Said And Done
# Said And Done

False years and Big Bird: The week in quotes

Oct 7th 2012, 7:00 PM 9,823 Views 5 Comments

“The Celtic Tiger years were false years. They were built on a veneer of endless wealth without hard work.”

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 5 October, 2012

Quinn angry at being misled over primary care centres answer in Dáil
# Reilly
# Reilly

Quinn angry at being misled over primary care centres answer in Dáil

Oct 5th 2012, 10:34 AM 5,989 Views 35 Comments

“The information was given was from Minister Reilly’s personal office and it clearly was wrong,” Ruairí Quinn told RTÉ radio this morning.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Formal Junior Cert exams abolished under new system
# State Exams
# State Exams

Formal Junior Cert exams abolished under new system

Oct 4th 2012, 9:06 AM 11,548 Views 51 Comments

Reforms announced by Ruairí Quinn this afternoon replace terminal exams with continual assessment – with the terminal exams scrapped altogether by 2020.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Oct 3rd 2012, 4:50 PM 6,652 Views 8 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Troika forced Ireland into repaying €1bn AIB bond - Quinn
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Troika forced Ireland into repaying €1bn AIB bond - Quinn

Oct 3rd 2012, 12:28 PM 9,326 Views 102 Comments

Ruairí Quinn says the Troika are the only people who will affordably lend to Ireland – so what they say goes.

# ruairi-quinn - 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 5,660 Views 39 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.

Congregations have 'moral obligation' to meet costs for abuse victims - Quinn
# Residential Abuse
# Residential Abuse

Congregations have 'moral obligation' to meet costs for abuse victims - Quinn

Oct 1st 2012, 11:32 AM 4,486 Views 42 Comments

Writing in the Irish Examiner today, Education Minister Ruairí Quinn says that religious congregations must meet their obligation to victims of residential abuse.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Schools will need 3,000 extra teachers to cater for population - Quinn
# Education
# Education

Schools will need 3,000 extra teachers to cater for population - Quinn

Sep 18th 2012, 1:28 PM 5,142 Views 21 Comments

Ruairí Quinn says at the current ratio, thousands more staff will be needed – but that’s if the current ratio remains in place.

# ruairi-quinn - 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 5,283 Views 15 Comments

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

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Croke Park talks needed in 'six to eight months if not sooner' - Varadkar
# Croke Park Agreement
# Croke Park Agreement

Croke Park talks needed in 'six to eight months if not sooner' - Varadkar

Sep 9th 2012, 2:04 PM 6,231 Views 68 Comments

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has said that negotiations over the extension or renegotiation of the Croke Park Agreement will be needed within the “next six to eight months if not sooner”.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Colleges to merge in radical restructuring of teacher training
# Teacher Training
# Teacher Training

Colleges to merge in radical restructuring of teacher training

Sep 5th 2012, 2:11 PM 12,339 Views 31 Comments

Academic standard of Irish teaching students among the highest, if not the highest, in the world says report.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 3 September, 2012

Videos: RTÉ doc puts spotlight on Ruairí Quinn and his department
# Telly
# Telly

Videos: RTÉ doc puts spotlight on Ruairí Quinn and his department

Sep 3rd 2012, 6:30 AM 4,905 Views 8 Comments

Documentary being aired tonight promises unprecedented access to Ruairí Quinn during a crucial period in his first months as Education Minister and we have a sneak peek…

# ruairi-quinn - 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?

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Celebration and frustration: The week in quotes
# Said And Done
# Said And Done

Celebration and frustration: The week in quotes

Aug 19th 2012, 7:00 PM 7,211 Views 3 Comments

“I’m going to Ibiza with the lads! I’ll probably come back a raging alcoholic.”

# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Poll: Should student grants consider the value of family property?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should student grants consider the value of family property?

Aug 11th 2012, 2:20 PM 7,151 Views 103 Comments

Fine Gael TDs are threatening a revolt over plans to consider the value of family farmland when considering a grant application.

Explainer: Possible changes to college grants – and why some TDs don’t want them
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Explainer: Possible changes to college grants – and why some TDs don’t want them

Aug 11th 2012, 2:03 PM 4,296 Views 23 Comments

A number of TDs – including a cabinet minister – are opposed to planned changes to grant criteria. So what’s going on?

# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 4 August, 2012

My favourite speech: Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn
# Famous Words
# Famous Words

My favourite speech: Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn

Aug 4th 2012, 5:00 PM 4,016 Views 11 Comments

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Ruairí Quinn picks the last public speech by perhaps the most famous civil rights leader of all time.

# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Could Molly be the next to emigrate?
# Travelling Statues
# Travelling Statues

Could Molly be the next to emigrate?

Jul 28th 2012, 8:45 AM 8,952 Views 17 Comments

Molly Malone could be following thousands of her fellow citizens to Australia shortly.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Multi-denominational Educate Together to run secondary schools
# Educate Together
# Educate Together

Multi-denominational Educate Together to run secondary schools

Jul 25th 2012, 2:56 PM 6,156 Views 53 Comments

Educate Together will be the first new entrant to second level education since the 1930s.