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#Ruairí Quinn

# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Memorial for abuse victims unveiled

‘Journey of Light’ will be erected at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin over the next two years.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

New DIT campus at Grangegorman to be part of €2bn stimulus package

Schools, healthcare and roads are also likely to benefit from measures being announced by the government later today.

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 6 July, 2012

European Investment Bank agrees to fund 550 new classrooms

€100m loan will kick start building project in 2014. But government hopes to secure up to €1 billion a year from EIB.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Quinn admits that breaching of salary cap for advisers was a mistake

The Education Minister was responding to reports that the issue of the salary cap being breached for some ministerial advisers was prominent on the doorstep during the referendum campaign.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Parents to be polled on taking schools out of Catholic control

The Government has said it will survey parents in 44 areas on whether they want alternative providers to take over primary schools.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

New online grant system introduced for students

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

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 11 June, 2012

Government criticised over scrapping of modern languages scheme

The Department of Education said that tough choices had to be made but that the initiative in some primary schools would inform a new integrated language curriculum.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Taoiseach makes switch to vouched expenses – costing us extra €8k this year

Enda Kenny has opted to start vouching for his parliamentary expenses – and is therefore entitled to higher monthly payments.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 7 June, 2012

One-third of TDs return €210k in unused expenses for 2011

Ministers Eamon Gilmore, Richard Bruton, Ruairí Quinn and Róisín Shortall are among those returning the highest amounts.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Poll: Should teachers be on social media with students? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should teachers be on social media with students?

Is it alright for teachers to interact with their students on Facebook in this digital age – or should they steer clear? You tell us…

Schools bid farewell to the prefab as Quinn announces €26.5m for classrooms

Ninety-one schools have been given the green light to start construction on permanent classrooms.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 28 May, 2012

Book schemes could save families up to 80 per cent, says Quinn

Quinn also announced that €15 million would be ring-fenced for grants to assist struggling families to purchases school books this year.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 21 May, 2012

New Springboard courses to offer over 6,000 education places

The education initiative for unemployed people has 6,000 more places on offer.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 17 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Unexpected Ministerial Balloon Photoshoot of the Day Pic Of The Day This post contains images

Unexpected Ministerial Balloon Photoshoot of the Day

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School which expelled pupils over abusive Facebook posts won't comment

The school is reported to have suspended four pupils earlier this week. Separately, the Education Minister has opened an anti-bullying forum in Dublin today.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 14 May, 2012

Students to hold nationwide online vote to decide fees policy

The Union of Students in Ireland will ballot its members nationwide on whether to change their ‘free fees’ policy.

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

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

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Protest at Pro Cathedral over government plans for abuse survivors’ trust fund

Victims of institutional abuse oppose plans to establish a trust fund for abuse victims, instead of simply giving cash payments.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 7 May, 2012

Ruairí Quinn raises concerns over gambling exposure on school tours

Asked about tours of greyhound stadia, the minister said betting activities were “not appropriate” for children.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 6 May, 2012

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

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.

# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Quinn: I've been caricatured as enemy of the Catholic Church

The education minister said the debate around school patronage had become distorted.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Welcome to the bank holiday weekend! Here’s the 9 stories you need to know by 9am to kick it off.

Quinn insists: Religious orders must meet remaining €470 million abuse bill

The minister for education has affirmed he will continue to seek cash from the bodies which managed the residential institutions where abuse took place.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Government votes down FF bill on equality for gay teachers and doctors

Justice Minister Alan Shatter expressed concern about the wording of the proposed legislation by Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 30 April, 2012

Poll indicates three-quarters of parents want change in primary school patronage

The poll results also show that many parents still want religious education in schools.

# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Quinn says no to 'narrow focus' on university performance

The Times Higher Education world reputation rankings failed to feature an Irish university – but the Education Minister indicated this is not a cause for concern.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

High Court dismisses students' appeal against third-level grant reforms

Students whose grants were reformed last year are told the State’s economic problems trump their legitimate expectations.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 23 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge Minister for Education in Hipster Glasses Pic of the Day Pic Of The Day

Minister for Education in Hipster Glasses Pic of the Day

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# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 15 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge What Time is Dinner? Pic of the Day Pic Of The Day

What Time is Dinner? Pic of the Day

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# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Further 212 secondary schools to be connected to high-speed broadband

Seven shortlisted contractors have been asked to submit bids to ensure that 200 secondary schools in Galway and in 12 rural counties will be connected by the end of August.

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 13 April, 2012

Poll: Should the State stop providing funds to fee-paying schools? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the State stop providing funds to fee-paying schools?

As a new report shows greater literacy levels in private schools, the TUI has called on the Government to stop funding fee-paying schools. Do you agree with them?

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

New scholarship fund for students from disadvantaged areas

Ruairí Quinn announces a new higher education scholarship scheme aimed solely at 60 pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Poll: Should religion have a role in education? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should religion have a role in education?

Yesterday it was recommended that a rule placing religion at the heart of primary education be reviewed but should religion play any role in schools?

Ruairi Quinn refuses to rule out cuts to teacher allowances

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

Column: Smart economy? Schools are so hamstrung they’re cutting subjects

If we want that ‘knowledge economy’ we’re always hearing about, the Government needs a serious change of direction, writes Aaron McKenna.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.