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New code of conduct says teachers CAN interact with pupils on Facebook
# Social Media
# Social Media

New code of conduct says teachers CAN interact with pupils on Facebook

Jun 20th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,246 Views 15 Comments

The guidelines drawn up by the Teaching Council say teachers should make sure that any interaction on social networks is ‘appropriate’.

Primary school standards have mainly 'stayed the same', say parents
# Education
# Education

Primary school standards have mainly 'stayed the same', say parents

May 28th 2012, 11:28 AM 1,240 Views 4 Comments

In a new survey, 33 per cent of parents said that primary school education standards have risen, while 37 per cent said they had stayed the same. Over one-fifth said they had dropped.

RTE brought in new journalism guidelines today - what's in them?
# Standards
# Standards

RTE brought in new journalism guidelines today - what's in them?

Apr 3rd 2012, 10:27 PM 3,957 Views 15 Comments

RTE editorial staff will be trained in the new guidelines, including how they should use social media and the internet in their reporting.

New standards for protection and welfare of children launched
# Children
# Children

New standards for protection and welfare of children launched

Mar 22nd 2012, 3:48 PM 1,644 Views 0 Comments

Members of the public are being asked for their opinions on the proposed new national standards, which are for the protection and welfare of children in Ireland.

TripAdvisor defends reader reviews following warning by watchdog
# Tripadvisor
# Tripadvisor

TripAdvisor defends reader reviews following warning by watchdog

Feb 3rd 2012, 9:30 PM 8,379 Views 23 Comments

The website has responded to criticisms about its “real travellers’” reviews section – saying that its users made “educated decision” based on reviews.

Report on Portlaoise nursing unit released
# HIQA
# HIQA

Report on Portlaoise nursing unit released

Dec 2nd 2011, 9:01 AM 1,271 Views 0 Comments

The HIQA report was positive about St Brigid’s Hospital – but the HSE said last month that it is to be closed on a phased basis.

Bowel cancer screening delayed until next year
# Cancer
# Cancer

Bowel cancer screening delayed until next year

Sep 27th 2011, 2:54 PM 331 Views 1 Comment

The programme was due to be rolled out nationally in January 2012. However, the National Cancer Screening Service said it has not reached “quality assurance standards” yet.