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#Ruairí Quinn

# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 9 July, 2011

Junior Cert cut to eight subjects under new government plan
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Cert cut to eight subjects under new government plan

Jul 9th 2011, 1:07 PM 3,846 Views 41 Comments

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

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

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

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

Jul 5th 2011, 4:09 PM 555 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 3rd 2011, 1:12 PM 4,515 Views 37 Comments

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"
# Schools
# Schools

System of school patronage "no longer appropriate"

Jun 22nd 2011, 12:16 PM 591 Views 3 Comments

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
# Teachers
# Teachers

Surprise! Secondary teachers to face unannounced inspections

Jun 16th 2011, 2:43 PM 643 Views 15 Comments

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
# Enrolment
# Enrolment

Changes to school enrolment procedures proposed

Jun 13th 2011, 4:47 PM 591 Views 10 Comments

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
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Government shelves decision on mandatory Leaving Cert Irish

Jun 9th 2011, 5:05 PM 2,868 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Jun 8th 2011, 4:19 PM 1,023 Views 31 Comments

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

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Jun 6th 2011, 7:34 PM 3,287 Views 3 Comments

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
# Schools
# Schools

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

Jun 6th 2011, 1:03 PM 1,313 Views 39 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

May 30th 2011, 8:03 PM 603 Views 0 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

Education minister says the CAO system needs to change

May 30th 2011, 6:51 PM 515 Views 7 Comments

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
# RIP
# RIP

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

May 19th 2011, 9:00 AM 999 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fee-paying Schools
# Fee-paying Schools

Government will review grants for fee-paying schools

May 15th 2011, 3:13 PM 1,519 Views 0 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Apr 27th 2011, 9:08 PM 839 Views 0 Comments

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
# Teachers

INTO votes not to work alongside unqualified teachers

Apr 26th 2011, 9:08 PM 1,281 Views 0 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Apr 26th 2011, 7:49 PM 1,514 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 26th 2011, 6:34 PM 1,433 Views 0 Comments

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
Live Apr 16th 2011, 7:16 PM

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

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
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# Advertising

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Apr 5th 2011, 7:58 PM 3,710 Views 0 Comments

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

Irish Independent writer named as special government advisor
# Appointments
# Appointments

Irish Independent writer named as special government advisor

Mar 29th 2011, 8:46 PM 894 Views 0 Comments

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Ministers get jet set for St Patrick's Day globetrotting
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Ministers get jet set for St Patrick's Day globetrotting

Mar 16th 2011, 8:22 AM 675 Views 0 Comments

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
# Catholic Schools
# Catholic Schools

Ruairi Quinn plans forum on transferring schools out of Catholic patronage

Mar 11th 2011, 3:09 PM 2,462 Views 9 Comments

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

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 7 March, 2011

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

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

Mar 7th 2011, 12:01 PM 2,416 Views 0 Comments

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
# GE11
# GE11

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

Feb 27th 2011, 1:05 AM 7,751 Views 0 Comments

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
# GE11
# GE11

The Half Past Fix: 10.30pm

Feb 26th 2011, 10:32 PM 1,216 Views 0 Comments

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie 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
# GE11
# GE11

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

Feb 18th 2011, 7:52 AM 897 Views 0 Comments

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
# Out To Launch
# Out To Launch

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

Feb 9th 2011, 6:19 PM 821 Views 1 Comment

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
# Mary Coughlan
# Mary Coughlan

Coughlan WILL travel to the US after Labour pair

Sep 27th 2010, 6:21 PM 214 Views 0 Comments

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

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