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#Ruairí Quinn

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Exam board to address Leaving Cert 'predictability'
# Education
# Education

Exam board to address Leaving Cert 'predictability'

Dec 22nd 2011, 9:00 AM 5,525 Views 12 Comments

A report published by the Department of Education today was critical of “rote learning” and highlighted the common practice of memorising pre-packaged answers.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 12 December, 2011

Budget 2012 will 'devastate' disadvantaged schools - INTO
# Education Cuts
# Education Cuts

Budget 2012 will 'devastate' disadvantaged schools - INTO

Dec 12th 2011, 8:38 PM 2,737 Views 37 Comments

The teachers’ union has said that disadvantaged schools will lose hundreds of teaching posts – which will instead be reallocated to schools in better off areas.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 4 December, 2011

In photos: Memorable Budget days of the past
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

In photos: Memorable Budget days of the past

Dec 4th 2011, 9:30 AM 3,212 Views 9 Comments

Bruton’s VAT on children’s shoes, McCreevy’s decentralisation, Mac the Knife, ‘turning a corner’ – and plenty more.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Cabinet meets to finalise Budget spending cuts
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Cabinet meets to finalise Budget spending cuts

Nov 22nd 2011, 7:21 AM 1,593 Views 36 Comments

Ministers are due to meet this morning for final discussions on next month’s Budget, with welfare expected to be on the chopping block.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 21 November, 2011

Quinn refuses to rule out blanket cull of postgraduate grants
# Grants
# Grants

Quinn refuses to rule out blanket cull of postgraduate grants

Nov 21st 2011, 10:23 AM 2,025 Views 28 Comments

Ruairí Quinn admits the Budget will be so tough that a blanket cut to postgraduate student grants “cannot be ruled out”.

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 18 November, 2011

Religious rule should be abolished and schools transferred from Church patronage
# Catholic Schools
# Catholic Schools

Religious rule should be abolished and schools transferred from Church patronage

Nov 18th 2011, 8:44 AM 3,638 Views 71 Comments

The Advisory Group to the Forum on Patronage and Pluralism in primary schools has recommended a number of changes to the patronage of schools in Ireland.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 17 November, 2011

USI denies 'collusion' with Gardaí to stop 'Occupy University' protest
# Fees
# Fees

USI denies 'collusion' with Gardaí to stop 'Occupy University' protest

Nov 17th 2011, 9:02 AM 4,130 Views 40 Comments

A student group affiliated to the Occupy movement claims USI and Gardaí combined to stop them from joining yesterday’s rally.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

In pics: Third-level students march in free fees protest
# Student Protest
# Student Protest

In pics: Third-level students march in free fees protest

Nov 16th 2011, 5:41 PM 5,345 Views 69 Comments

Gorillas, Pinocchio and dogs make an appearance at a colourful – but angry – protest against any potential reintroduction of fees.

Thousands of students expected to march against fees
# Students
# Students

Thousands of students expected to march against fees

Nov 16th 2011, 8:00 AM 2,018 Views 16 Comments

A march is to take place in Dublin today where students and families will descend on Government buildings to protest against the possible re-introduction of third-level fees.

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 11 November, 2011

Gilmore urges other banks to follow AIB with rate cut
# Rate Cut
# Rate Cut

Gilmore urges other banks to follow AIB with rate cut

Nov 11th 2011, 9:06 AM 346 Views 15 Comments

The Tánaiste has called on Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank to also pass on the ECB rate reduction to mortgage customers.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Report expected to make the case for capping places in college
# Points Race
# Points Race

Report expected to make the case for capping places in college

Nov 8th 2011, 10:06 AM 835 Views 21 Comments

Ruairí Quinn is set to receive a report outlining the need for student numbers to be capped in order to avoid the return of fees.

Over €2 million being spent on payslips described as 'shameful'
# Payslips
# Payslips

Over €2 million being spent on payslips described as 'shameful'

Nov 8th 2011, 8:53 AM 1,279 Views 21 Comments

Some departments have done better than others in implementing electronic systems but the TD who uncovered the figures slammed the government.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 7 November, 2011

Talk of job cuts is 'soul-destroying' for teachers - union
# Teachers
# Teachers

Talk of job cuts is 'soul-destroying' for teachers - union

Nov 7th 2011, 11:10 AM 1,107 Views 49 Comments

There have been reports that the government is prepared to cut as many as 2,000 teaching posts in the forthcoming budget.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme

Nov 3rd 2011, 12:05 PM 2,616 Views 11 Comments

Minister of Education gives his approval to NCCA’s proposals to change the focus of the Junior Cert from rote learning and state exams.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Students brand government 'liars' over tuition fee promises
# Third Level Fees
# Third Level Fees

Students brand government 'liars' over tuition fee promises

Nov 1st 2011, 8:33 AM 2,003 Views 26 Comments

The Union of Students in Ireland has launched a new campaign to prevent further increases in college fees.

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 21 October, 2011

Teachers welcome delay in changes to Junior Cert
# Exams
# Exams

Teachers welcome delay in changes to Junior Cert

Oct 21st 2011, 7:54 AM 627 Views 1 Comment

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has said the introduction of a limit on subjects for Junior Cert students will not be rolled out until 2014.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Cost of school books to be reduced to loan schemes
# Education
# Education

Cost of school books to be reduced to loan schemes

Oct 11th 2011, 12:30 PM 808 Views 8 Comments

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn said today that education book publishers will reduce the cost of school books in schools that run book rental schemes by between 12 and 17.5 per cent.

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 7 October, 2011

State given three weeks to file defence in review of college grants
# Courts
# Courts

State given three weeks to file defence in review of college grants

Oct 7th 2011, 12:52 PM 794 Views 7 Comments

The Union of Students in Ireland is seeking a judicial review into changes of the third-level grants system.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 19 September, 2011

Students win new independent appeals process for university grants
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Students win new independent appeals process for university grants

Sep 19th 2011, 7:51 AM 841 Views 0 Comments

The Union of Students in Ireland has hailed the establishment of a central appeals board by minister Ruairí Quinn.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Almost 60,000 Junior Cert students to receive results
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Almost 60,000 Junior Cert students to receive results

Sep 14th 2011, 7:28 AM 3,196 Views 3 Comments

There has been an increase in the number of pupils sitting higher level maths and science.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Poll: Should third-level tuition fees be reintroduced?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should third-level tuition fees be reintroduced?

Sep 6th 2011, 10:01 AM 2,824 Views 50 Comments

Academics have said that Irish universities face a “speedy decline” if fees are not brought back. So what do you think?

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Quinn has "started the process" of addressing school costs
# Education
# Education

Quinn has "started the process" of addressing school costs

Aug 30th 2011, 9:12 AM 619 Views 16 Comments

These include the cost of school books and the voluntary school fees imposed by some Irish schools.

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 26 August, 2011

Exams likely to be downgraded in radical Junior Cert reforms
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Exams likely to be downgraded in radical Junior Cert reforms

Aug 26th 2011, 9:11 AM 691 Views 5 Comments

A new system of portfolio-based assessment is “on the cards”, the Department of Education has confirmed.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# The Daily Fix
# The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Aug 17th 2011, 8:02 PM 3,682 Views 0 Comments

All the things you may have missed: Calls for Leaving Cert reform, Dublin’s Catholics could face a ‘church levy’, a bad day at work for someone in CityJet, and when Tom Waits met Cookie Monster…

In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011

Aug 17th 2011, 3:59 PM 12,233 Views 13 Comments

Which subjects had the best pass rates? Which had the fewest taking higher level? We’ve crunched the numbers to find out.

Nearly 58,000 students discover their Leaving Certificate results
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Nearly 58,000 students discover their Leaving Certificate results

Aug 17th 2011, 6:01 AM 904 Views 5 Comments

Anxious moments for students across the country as they find out if they’ve got the points they need…

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Poll: Should the State introduce a student loan scheme?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the State introduce a student loan scheme?

Aug 16th 2011, 11:01 AM 1,796 Views 44 Comments

Today we ask you: should a state-funded student loan scheme be introduced?

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 12 August, 2011

Ruairí Quinn approves €35million for large new 'education campus'
# Schools
# Schools

Ruairí Quinn approves €35million for large new 'education campus'

Aug 12th 2011, 5:16 PM 581 Views 7 Comments

The 20-acre site in Monaghan will include primary, secondary and further education facilities and a state-of-the-art theatre.

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 29 July, 2011

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 28 July, 2011

High points: Science could be next to offer a bonus to Leaving Cert students
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

High points: Science could be next to offer a bonus to Leaving Cert students

Jul 28th 2011, 9:49 PM 660 Views 18 Comments

The education minister has said that offering extra Leaving Cert points to students who sit Science subjects is a possibility.

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 22 July, 2011

Sisters of Mercy will not meet with Quinn
# Declined
# Declined

Sisters of Mercy will not meet with Quinn

Jul 22nd 2011, 4:43 PM 1,134 Views 31 Comments

The Sisters of Mercy have said they will not attend a meeting with Education Minister Ruairí Quinn this afternoon.

Will religious congregations attend key meeting with Ruairí Quinn?
# Ryan Report
# Ryan Report

Will religious congregations attend key meeting with Ruairí Quinn?

Jul 22nd 2011, 8:00 AM 254 Views 3 Comments

How much compensation the Church pays to victims of abuse in residential institutions is up for discussion.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Quinn to press ahead with religious orders meeting… will they show up?
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Quinn to press ahead with religious orders meeting… will they show up?

Jul 19th 2011, 11:52 AM 387 Views 8 Comments

A meeting to discuss congregations giving more towards the compensation bill is set for Friday, but religious orders are threatening to boycott.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 18 July, 2011

Students launch High Court challenge against 'savage' cuts to grants
# Courts
# Courts

Students launch High Court challenge against 'savage' cuts to grants

Jul 18th 2011, 3:27 PM 1,644 Views 10 Comments

The Union of Students in Ireland says students could not have expected grants to be slashed by up to 60 per cent.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Government wins Dáil vote on SNAs
# Education
# Education

Government wins Dáil vote on SNAs

Jul 13th 2011, 10:00 PM 901 Views 16 Comments

A motion was also put forward to reverse the cuts to Special Needs Assistants but, notably, Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn was not present to vote against it.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 11 July, 2011

Junior Cert students want classes on sex and drugs
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Cert students want classes on sex and drugs

Jul 11th 2011, 2:11 PM 1,139 Views 18 Comments

A nationwide consultation on Junior Cert reform finds that students want more education on social issues.