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# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 9 July, 2011

Junior Cert cut to eight subjects under new government plan

Students will be limited to eight exam subjects so that they have more time to devote to literacy and numeracy skills.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning – including the latest on the NOTW scandal, and radical reform for College Green and the Junior Cert…

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Quinn says he is 'disappointed' at redress money offered by religious congregations

Minister Ruairí Quinn also said that a memorial will be created for the victims of institutional abuse in Ireland.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 3 July, 2011

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Poll: Do you think the Leaving Cert should be scrapped?

An American academic has criticised our second-level senior cycle as “dysfunctional”. Do you agree with him?

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

System of school patronage "no longer appropriate"

A forum to diversify how schools are run has opened in Dublin and will hear submissions from education and religious groups.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Surprise! Secondary teachers to face unannounced inspections

Currently teachers receive advance warning of an inspector’s visit, but this is set to change.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 13 June, 2011

Changes to school enrolment procedures proposed

The Minister for Education has published a discussion document containing proposals that would ban school administration practices that disadvantage some children.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Government shelves decision on mandatory Leaving Cert Irish

A decision will not be made on whether Irish should remain a mandatory subject in State exams until the syllabus is reviewed.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Quinn insists: I don't want to bring back third-level fees

The Minister for Education wants to minimise the burdens to third level – but warns that Ireland has “lost its cheque book”.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 6 June, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Monday

In your Fix for this bank holiday Monday: Aer Lingus pilots’ strike averted; good news from the IMF; Turmoil in Syria; Another Cheryl Cole u-turn; Wayne Rooney’s new hair; and do you feature in our mini-marathon gallery?

Ruairí Quinn attacks schools and parents for not doing enough: report

The Minister for Education has criticised the actions of schools and parents in relation to one instance where a school building was infested with rats and urged communities do more to maintain their education facilities.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 30 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Catch up on the day’s news, including: Zuma arrives in Libya for mediation; Prison Inspector criticises investigations into prisoner deaths; and what really happens when you don’t pay your TV licence…

Education minister says the CAO system needs to change

Ruairi Quinn says that radical new approaches and more complex entry routes to third level education are needed. He says it is a priority for his department.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Ireland wakes to the news of Garret FitzGerald's death - the political world reacts

A “renaissance man”, a “towering intellect” and “a shining model of citizenship”. Just some of the tributes pouring in for the seventh Taoiseach of Ireland Garret Fitzgerald, who passed away during the night.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 15 May, 2011

Government will review grants for fee-paying schools

Ruairí Quinn made the comments as figures emerged showing that substantial amounts of grant capital funding had been given to some of the country’s wealthiest, fee-paying schools.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Quinn: Moratorium on promotional posts in schools will not be lifted

The moratorium on filling promotional posts in schools will not be lifted, the Minister fro Education has insisted.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

INTO votes not to work alongside unqualified teachers

Teachers’ unions have condemned the employment of 400 unqualified personnel in the country’s primary schools, while newly qualified teachers cannot find work.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

Ruairi Quinn: Michael Noonan has a tougher job than Michael Collins...

The Education Minister warns secondary school teachers that budgets are tight as the State’s first Finance Minister Collins had “more room for manouevre” than his most recent successor.

# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 16 April, 2011

Government's recruitment policy for researchers is illegal, lecturers' union says

The Irish Federation of University Teachers says rules that require new roles to be time-limited breaches employee rights.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Our daily guide to the top stories of the evening – and a few other bits and pieces you may have missed.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

NEW EDUCATION MINISTER Ruairí Quinn has named John Walshe, the education editor of the Irish Independent, as his new special adviser. Walshe, who also previously wrote for the Irish Times, is a former consultant to the OECD, and his masters thesis became the basis of a policy document published by the Institute of Public Administration. The role carries an annual salary of around €85,000.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Ministers get jet set for St Patrick's Day globetrotting

Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore hit stateside, while other ministers travel to London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, India and Australia.

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 11 March, 2011

Ruairi Quinn plans forum on transferring schools out of Catholic patronage

The new minister for education wants to establish and conclude the forum within nine months.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Ash Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Members of the 31st Dáil get ready for their first day at school; the $250 million ‘sex slave’ lawsuit against American Apparel founder, and the answer to the question that has confounded science for centuries – does Guinness travel well?

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Labour’s cabinet consolation, Ireland’s personal debt crisis, and a cruel crime against Ireland’s cricketers.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 7 March, 2011

Take 5: Monday

Five things you need to know by 5 o’clock.

Labour's Ruairí Quinn criticises Fine Gael's "anti-market attitudes"

Quinn reacts to FG’s Brian Hayes comment that the awarding of a contract to print State exam papers to a UK company was “absurd”.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The Hot List: How the day unfolded in 12 key constituencies

Kevin Humpheys has taken the final seat for Labour in Dublin South-East. Check out how the first day of counting unfolded in key constituencies across the country.

# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 26 February, 2011

The Half Past Fix: 10.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 18 February, 2011

Campaigns to focus on jobs, economic growth, and a new constitution

Plans for the community and voluntary sector will also feature with the election exactly a week away.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 9 February, 2011

Tourism, literacy, crime, emigration, social welfare: A day of party policies

The five main political parties started to find the devil was in the detail today as they began to set out their stalls on a variety of policies. And they didn’t mention the banks… much.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 27 September, 2010

Coughlan WILL travel to the US after Labour pair

“The Minister is selling Ireland abroad,” says Ruairí Quinn, as he personally pairs with Mary Coughlan to allow her travel.

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