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#Ruairí Quinn

# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Memorial for abuse victims unveiled
# Memorial
# Memorial

Memorial for abuse victims unveiled

Jul 21st 2012, 12:00 PM 5,507 Views 81 Comments

‘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
# Stimulus
# Stimulus

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

Jul 17th 2012, 8:44 AM 8,877 Views 40 Comments

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
# School Building
# School Building

European Investment Bank agrees to fund 550 new classrooms

Jul 6th 2012, 4:10 PM 5,242 Views 65 Comments

€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
# Regrets
# Regrets

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

Jul 4th 2012, 9:10 AM 3,378 Views 22 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

Parents to be polled on taking schools out of Catholic control

Jun 21st 2012, 10:44 AM 3,887 Views 94 Comments

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
# Grants
# Grants

New online grant system introduced for students

Jun 12th 2012, 8:33 AM 2,561 Views 6 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

Government criticised over scrapping of modern languages scheme

Jun 11th 2012, 6:27 PM 4,039 Views 29 Comments

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
# Expenses
# Expenses

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

Jun 10th 2012, 7:45 AM 5,508 Views 34 Comments

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

# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Secondary school students call for increased security after Leaving Cert breach
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Secondary school students call for increased security after Leaving Cert breach

Jun 9th 2012, 8:30 AM 6,964 Views 17 Comments

CDs for the Leaving Cert Irish exam were inadvertently played at some Junior Cert exam papers yesterday. The Department of Education says an investigation is underway.

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 8 June, 2012

Some Junior Cert students played CD for Irish Leaving Cert aural exam
# Exams
# Exams

Some Junior Cert students played CD for Irish Leaving Cert aural exam

Jun 8th 2012, 5:22 PM 12,130 Views 45 Comments

The State Examinations Commission will now issue a new paper and CD for Irish Leaving Cert students sitting paper one on Monday.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 7 June, 2012

One-third of TDs return €210k in unused expenses for 2011
# Politicians' Expenses
# Politicians' Expenses

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

Jun 7th 2012, 8:26 AM 3,098 Views 34 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should teachers be on social media with students?

Jun 5th 2012, 9:13 AM 6,115 Views 41 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Jun 5th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,636 Views 17 Comments

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
# Book Rental
# Book Rental

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

May 28th 2012, 8:45 AM 1,823 Views 21 Comments

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
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

New Springboard courses to offer over 6,000 education places

May 21st 2012, 12:00 PM 4,081 Views 15 Comments

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

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Unexpected Ministerial Balloon Photoshoot of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

Unexpected Ministerial Balloon Photoshoot of the Day

May 17th 2012, 11:39 AM 1,958 Views 14 Comments

No comment.

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

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

May 17th 2012, 11:06 AM 9,655 Views 646 Comments

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
# Tuition Fees
# Tuition Fees

Students to hold nationwide online vote to decide fees policy

May 14th 2012, 1:04 PM 2,451 Views 39 Comments

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
# Teacher Training
# Teacher Training

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

May 14th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,513 Views 14 Comments

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
# Residential Abuse
# Residential Abuse

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

May 13th 2012, 2:02 PM 3,203 Views 42 Comments

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
# School Tours
# School Tours

Ruairí Quinn raises concerns over gambling exposure on school tours

May 7th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,413 Views 23 Comments

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
# Falling Down
# Falling Down

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

May 6th 2012, 10:23 AM 4,375 Views 20 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

May 5th 2012, 6:22 PM 4,971 Views 50 Comments

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

May 5th 2012, 8:59 AM 4,427 Views 8 Comments

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
# Residential Abuse
# Residential Abuse

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

May 5th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,692 Views 34 Comments

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
# Equality
# Equality

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

May 3rd 2012, 11:36 AM 1,954 Views 14 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Apr 30th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,378 Views 50 Comments

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
# Universities
# Universities

Quinn says no to 'narrow focus' on university performance

Apr 28th 2012, 7:45 AM 2,219 Views 6 Comments

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
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

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

Apr 25th 2012, 11:41 AM 4,254 Views 34 Comments

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

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 23 April, 2012

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

Minister for Education in Hipster Glasses Pic of the Day

Apr 23rd 2012, 1:42 PM 3,428 Views 18 Comments

No comment.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 15 April, 2012

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

What Time is Dinner? Pic of the Day

Apr 15th 2012, 2:43 PM 5,740 Views 44 Comments

No comment.

# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 14 April, 2012

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

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

Apr 14th 2012, 12:56 PM 1,685 Views 12 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Apr 13th 2012, 10:44 AM 7,913 Views 183 Comments

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
# Scholarship
# Scholarship

New scholarship fund for students from disadvantaged areas

Apr 11th 2012, 10:07 PM 5,221 Views 38 Comments

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Apr 11th 2012, 4:45 PM 3,918 Views 1 Comment

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Poll: Should religion have a role in education?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should religion have a role in education?

Apr 11th 2012, 10:13 AM 9,104 Views 240 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

Ruairi Quinn refuses to rule out cuts to teacher allowances

Apr 11th 2012, 9:50 AM 3,441 Views 52 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 11th 2012, 7:30 AM 5 Views 19 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Apr 10th 2012, 8:07 PM 5,262 Views 1 Comment

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

Quinn will back move to stop discrimination against gay teachers
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Quinn will back move to stop discrimination against gay teachers

Apr 10th 2012, 7:04 PM 3,787 Views 63 Comments

The education minister is “determined” to amend laws allowing schools to discriminate on the basis of their religious ethos.