Cork pupils with autism to debut Christmas film in local cinema

Cork pupils with autism to debut Christmas film in local cinema

It's lights, camera, action for a group of young Cork students who are preparing to debut their Christmas production on the big screen of their local cinema.

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Google reveals what Ireland searched for most in 2019This story is enriched with multi-media content

Google reveals what Ireland searched for most in 2019

The Rugby World Cup, Gay Byrne, boomers, Rebekah Vardy, and the backstop were among the nation’s defining Google searches this year.

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Christian Brothers pay off debt to redress organisation

Christian Brothers pay off debt to redress organisation

The Christian Brothers has paid the outstanding €6.37m owed to redress organisation Caranua, the fund set up to support people abused in residential institutions. ...

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'No plans' to move sacraments' preparation out of Cork schools, despite Dublin move

'No plans' to move sacraments' preparation out of Cork schools, despite Dublin move

Despite moves to significantly change how children prepare for their first communion and other sacraments, there are no plans yet to introduce similar changes in ...

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Everything you need to know about the Dublin diocese changes to sacraments

Everything you need to know about the Dublin diocese changes to sacraments

Here is everything you need to know about the Dublin diocese changes to sacraments.

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Lack of funding prevents roll-out of Chinese as school subject

Lack of funding prevents roll-out of Chinese as school subject

A sizeable number of principals are interested in introducing Mandarin Chinese as a subject, however a lack of qualified teachers, timetabling issues, and the absence ...

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Call for debate on ‘place of technology’ in schools

Call for debate on ‘place of technology’ in schools

With more than half of Irish students never having sat a computer-based assessment before the OECD’s latest Programme for International Student Assessment ...

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Irish students among world's best readers, but more say they do not read for fun

Irish students among world's best readers, but more say they do not read for fun

The OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests measure how well 15-year old students are performing in reading, maths, and science.

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Irish students among best readers in developed world; 'Challenge remains' for maths and science

Irish students among best readers in developed world; 'Challenge remains' for maths and science

Irish students remain among the best readers in the developed world, an assessment of almost 600,000 students has found.

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PLC courses also an option for students considering next step after Leaving Cert results

PLC courses also an option for students considering next step after Leaving Cert results

Ciara O'Donovan is delighted she chose to attend a post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) course in science and laboratory techniques at St John’s Central College, ...

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Daughter of murdered Jason Corbett to publish new book to help children with grief

Daughter of murdered Jason Corbett to publish new book to help children with grief

A young girl who lost both of her parents in tragic circumstances is to publish a new book to help children experiencing grief feel less lonely.

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Department shoots down ‘wildly inaccurate, sinister’ claims

Department shoots down ‘wildly inaccurate, sinister’ claims

Claims that sex education is being reformed to include teaching about early childhood masturbation are “wildly inaccurate” and “downright sinister”, ...

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Report shows people in deprived areas have shorter life expectancy than people in affluent areas

Report shows people in deprived areas have shorter life expectancy than people in affluent areas

People living in the most deprived areas in the country tend to have a shorter life expectancy than those living in the least deprived, a new study of small areas ...

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'You can see the bond between them' - Cork family take part in doc showing benefits of working dogs

'You can see the bond between them' - Cork family take part in doc showing benefits of working dogs

“She keeps Conor safe,” his mother Trish said. "Before Quelda, Conor would bolt in a split second. He’d run towards water or he’d run into ...

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Schools told building plans must consider electric vehicle facilities

Schools told building plans must consider electric vehicle facilities

Schools will be obliged to plan for electric vehicles under climate action measures added to a scheme of school building repairs and upgrades.

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Shining light on history of West Cork gems

Shining light on history of West Cork gems

The history of some of the most iconic places in West Cork are explored through the pages of a new illustrated book that charts the character and the beauty of the ...

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Sisters of Charity 'confident of a positive outcome' regarding National Maternity Hospital

Sisters of Charity 'confident of a positive outcome' regarding National Maternity Hospital

The Religious Sisters of Charity says it is confident of a “positive outcome” on the legal transfer of its land shares for the building of the new National ...

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Justice Minister: 'Security should be tightened at Ireland's ports to combat human trafficking'

Justice Minister: 'Security should be tightened at Ireland's ports to combat human trafficking'

Security at each of Ireland’s ports should be tightened following the discovery of 16 migrants onboard a truck on a ferry bound for Rosslare.

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Govt to issue draft proposals in coming weeks of redress scheme for victims of child abuse in schools

Govt to issue draft proposals in coming weeks of redress scheme for victims of child abuse in schools

Draft proposals on a review of the State’s redress scheme for victims of child sexual abuse in schools are expected to go to the Minister for Education in ...

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Most women killed by partner or ex: 230 died violently since 1996, two thirds in their own home

Most women killed by partner or ex: 230 died violently since 1996, two thirds in their own home

With strangers making up just 13% of perpetrators of female homicide in Ireland, almost nine in 10 of these women have been killed by a man known to them.

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'Considerable change' needed for students with special educational needs in mainstream schools

'Considerable change' needed for students with special educational needs in mainstream schools

While the full inclusion of students with special educational needs into mainstream schools here can be achieved, it will require “considerable change” ...

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Department wants bodies to apply for patronage for schools in Dublin and Cork

Department wants bodies to apply for patronage for schools in Dublin and Cork

Families are invited to give their views on prospective patron bodies for four new primary schools opening in 2020, including a 16-classroom school in a Cork suburb. ...

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Over 4,500 suspected child abuse concerns reported by teachers

Over 4,500 suspected child abuse concerns reported by teachers

Teachers have reported almost 4,500 concerns about suspected child abuse since becoming legally obligated to do so, an average of more than 10 disclosures every ...

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Historic Cork school St Aloysius celebrate landmark anniversary

Historic Cork school St Aloysius celebrate landmark anniversary

To mark the anniversary of its founding, St Aloysius School in Cork City is preparing to open its doors on Saturday, November 16, to welcome back past-students and ...

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Digital library to ‘empower’ visually impaired students

Digital library to ‘empower’ visually impaired students

For the first time ever, students with visual impairments and print disabilities will now be able to access more than 500,000 academic books and resources in their ...

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Hearing between Department of Education and Western Bulding Systems to take place next month

Hearing between Department of Education and Western Bulding Systems to take place next month

A court hearing between the Department of Education and the Co-Tyrone based company that constructed a series of schools discovered to have fire and structural problems ...

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Measures to cut childhood obesity by 50% supported by public - survey

Measures to cut childhood obesity by 50% supported by public - survey

Measures to cut childhood obesity by 50%, including a blanket ban on junk food marketing to children and a levy on sweets, are widely supported by the public, a ...

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David’s story: Slurs escalated to point of violence in school

David’s story: Slurs escalated to point of violence in school

David never felt he could come out as trans while he was a secondary school student.

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€40m repair bill for WBS builds lower than expected

€40m repair bill for WBS builds lower than expected

The repair costs of fixing a series of serious fire and structural problems at dozens of schools across the country has reached €40m to date.

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Survey finds 73% of LGBTI+ students feel unsafe in school

Survey finds 73% of LGBTI+ students feel unsafe in school

An "alarming" 73% of LGBTI+ students feel unsafe in school, and 77% are called names or are threatened due to their sexual orientation or gender expression.

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Riot squad deployed in Cork city centre as gangs of teenagers rampage through streets

Riot squad deployed in Cork city centre as gangs of teenagers rampage through streets

Armed gardaí as well as the force's riot squad were deployed to Cork city centre this evening after reports that a number of shops were about to be robbed ...

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Computer use falls in primary schools

Computer use falls in primary schools

Despite almost universal access to computers and the internet in Ireland, there have been no major improvements to pupils’ access within primary schools.

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Ming vase nets €610,000 at auction for Cork family

Ming vase nets €610,000 at auction for Cork family

A Ming masterpiece, discovered when a Cork family brought it for a routine valuation, has sold under the hammer at €610,000, €490,000 more than it was ...

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Embed life skills in senior cycle curriculum, review told

Embed life skills in senior cycle curriculum, review told

Students, parents, and teachers believe it is time to change the senior cycle, new research suggests.

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Legislation could see schools publishing voluntary contribution figures

Legislation could see schools publishing voluntary contribution figures

Schools may be required to publish how much they collect in voluntary contributions on an annual basis, and how this money is spent.

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Giving agency staff Tusla contracts will stabilise workforce, says chief executive officer

Giving agency staff Tusla contracts will stabilise workforce, says chief executive officer

Bernard Gloster was speaking as he appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs for the first time since he took up his role in September. ...

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New study shows young homeless men more likely to have been to be excluded at school

New study shows young homeless men more likely to have been to be excluded at school

Young homeless men are more likely to have been excluded from school, either through suspension or expulsion, a new study examining their experiences of the education ...

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Teen in Waterford psychiatric unit saw other patients covered in urine and faeces

Teen in Waterford psychiatric unit saw other patients covered in urine and faeces

A 19-year-old Waterford student has told of the appalling conditions at the controversial psychiatric unit at University Hospital Waterford (UHW).

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Department considering next steps after planning refusal for Cork Educate Together school upheld

Department considering next steps after planning refusal for Cork Educate Together school upheld

The Department of Education is considering its next steps in regards to a permanent building for Cork Educate Together Secondary School after the decision to refuse ...

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Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael 'have done nothing for the northside,' claims Sinn Féin councillor

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael 'have done nothing for the northside,' claims Sinn Féin councillor

The two main political parties have “abandoned” the northside of Cork city, a local Sinn Féin councillor has claimed as he prepares to contest ...

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An Bord Pleanála uphold planning refusal for Cork Educate Together Secondary School

An Bord Pleanála uphold planning refusal for Cork Educate Together Secondary School

An Bord Pleanála (ABP) has upheld the decision to refuse planning for a permanent building for Cork Educate Together Secondary School, mainly due to concerns ...

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'Why are you here?’: CIT graduate says mentorship is key to Traveller students

'Why are you here?’: CIT graduate says mentorship is key to Traveller students

Mentorship is key to helping Traveller students progress to third level, according to a member of the Travelling community who has become the first woman in her ...

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Number of international students here up 27%

Number of international students here up 27%

With the number of international students here increasing by more than a quarter since 2016, they also tend to feel more positive about their experience of college, ...

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International students in Ireland more positive about college experience - survey

International students in Ireland more positive about college experience - survey

With the number of international students here increasing by more than a quarter since 2016, they also tend to feel more positive about their experience of college, ...

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Health Dept refuses to clarify lack of public announcement following resignation of State’s chief procurement officer

Health Dept refuses to clarify lack of public announcement following resignation of State’s chief procurement officer

The Department of Health has refused to clarify why it did not make a public announcement following the shock resignation of the State’s chief procurement ...

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Fifth of college students from ‘affluent’ homes - study

Fifth of college students from ‘affluent’ homes - study

Students from well-off backgrounds are still more likely to go to college than those who are disadvantaged, the first study of its kind has found.

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Education Minister confident despite concerns over introduction of History as mandatory subject

Education Minister confident despite concerns over introduction of History as mandatory subject

Despite concerns about the introduction of History as a mandatory subject for the Junior Cert, the Minister for Education says he is “confident” that ...

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School principals call for more admin support to address 'burnout issue'

School principals call for more admin support to address 'burnout issue'

School principals have called for more admin support to tackle their increasing workload in what is being referred to in some cases as a “burnout issue".

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Principals: Give us time to reflect on reforms

Principals: Give us time to reflect on reforms

The ‘special core status’ of history within the reformed Junior Cycle will impact other subjects, short courses, and areas of learning within the curriculum, ...

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GDPR stops us giving vaccination details, say principals

GDPR stops us giving vaccination details, say principals

Schools cannot share certain information with the HSE about vaccination rates among students because of GDPR even if it will help to pinpoint where uptake is low.

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