Profits at Griffith College increase by 27%

Pre-tax profits at the firm that operates Griffith College last year increased by 27% to €3.38m.

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Dundalk students to resit exam following 'compromised' test paper

Students in Dundalk Institute of Technology have been told they must all resit an exam after a test paper had been "compromised."

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€80m Trinity development 'funded without a cent of taxpayers money'

A new €80m development in Trinity College Dublin will allow it to continue to be one of the world's best business schools.

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NUIG help people break down barriers by dressing for success

When NUI Galway planned a “Dress for Success” day for young people keen to return to education or find work, the invitation was issued to migrants and other vulnerable groups experiencing barriers.

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Number of non-EEA nationals coming to Ireland to study up 45% in five-year period

The number of non-EEA nationals coming to Ireland to study almost doubled in a recent five-year period.

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International students based in Ireland up 45%

The number of international degree students coming to Ireland has reached a new high but non-European students are reporting difficulties finding employment and accommodation.

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Letter to Editor: Testing times in primary schools nationwide

It is testing times in primary schools around the country.

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Bus service to reduce school absenteeism under threat over funding

A pilot bus service in Co Meath, which has upped school attendance figures by 16%, is at risk of being scrapped over a lack of funding.

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Cork pupils demonstrate that TV in the classroom equals major distraction

Their schoolmates may not welcome the outcome but the science is behind their finding: Pupils of a Cork primary school have shown that watching TV while doing written homework is a no-no.

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Young people frustrated with sex education in schools

Young people are frustrated with how sex education is taught in schools, particularly when it comes to consent.

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Students forced to re-sit exam after marking scheme given out with exam paper

Students at IT Carlow have had to re-sit one of their exams after a marking scheme was handed out with an exam paper.

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Examinations Commission denies that State exams will be marked by computers

The SEC said that reports suggesting that a new online marking system will see students' exams corrected by machines were "misleading".

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Letter to the Editor: Exam system should be preserved

It’s that time of year again. Examinations are looming on the horizon and stress is a major concern for pupils and parents. The current assessment system at secondary schools, is for the most part, based on the production of well-researched and well-presented written information illustrating a good understanding of a particular topic.

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Head of teachers' union calls for staff qualified to teach sex education in schools

The head of the ASTI is calling for dedicated teachers to teach sex education in secondary schools.

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Students should apply for grant as soon as possible, says SUSI

Students looking for a grant should apply as early as possible, according to awarding body SUSI.

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Friends and mothers are top career choice influencers, report finds

Friends and mothers wield the greatest influence on the career choices of school pupils, a Department of Education report on career guidance has found.

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Time for 'inequality and exclusion' to end, Fórsa says

Schools are effectively teaching children that “it's OK to disrespect and discriminate” by continuing to unfairly treat its non-teaching staff, according to one of those workers' unions, Fórsa.

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Fórsa seeks to professionalise SNA role

A voluntary national training programme for special needs assistants is to be introduced, trade union Fórsa has confirmed.

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Three-school Carrigtwohill campus has planning rejected over litany of mistakes

A Department of Education planning application for a three-school campus in a rapidly expanding Co Cork town has been rejected by county council planners because it contained a litany of mistakes.

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'We need to have separate reproductive health leave' says teachers' union

The State’s largest teaching union has called for statutory time off work after miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and fertility treatment as part of a comprehensive review of current sick leave entitlements.

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TUI: 'Palpable anger and frustration' about pay discrepancies for teachers

There is 'palpable anger and frustration' about ongoing pay discrepancies for teachers in Ireland.

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Education Minster initiates pilot project to teach Irish through PE

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has initiated a pilot project to teach Irish through physical education (PE) in primary schools.

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94% of schools experienced teacher recruitment difficulties in the last six months

Almost half of schools have teaching vacancies and more than nine-out-of-10 principals reported recruitment difficulties in the last six months.

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Time to decide on third-level funding

Failure to fund higher education stores up problems for the future It is close to three years since the publication of the report of the expert group on funding Ireland’s third level institutions.

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Substitute teacher panels to address shortages

Kevin O’Neill Substitute teacher panels to address shortages

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UCD launches Ireland's first Digital Policy Studies course

The course, which includes Certificate, Diploma and Masters’ level qualifications, aims to equip policy makers with the skills needed for a digital future.

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Increase in student numbers will put strain on third level institutions, union warns

The Teachers' Union of Ireland is warning that a significant projected increase in the number of students in the country's third level institutions will greatly worsen the current crisis in the sector unless urgent action is taken.

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History could still be reinstated as core subject for Junior Cert, says Minister

Reinstating History as a core subject is still possible despite a leaked report recommending that should not happen, Education Minister Joe McHugh says.

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Judgement reserved in appeal against court's finding in leaving cert student case

Judgement has been reserved by Court of Appeal in appeals brought by the State Examinations Commission and the Minister for Education and Skills against aspects of a High Court decision allowing student Rebecca Carter to take up veterinary medicine at UCD.

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Former UCC president appointed as head of European University Association

The former President of UCC Michael Murphy has been appointed as the first ever Irish President of the European University Association (EUA).

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School secretaries reveal poor pay and short-term contracts

School secretaries, represented by Fórsa trade union, have outlined their experience of poor pay and uncertain short-term contracts to a hearing of the Oireachtas Education Committee.

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Heart foundation opposes outlet: Do more to feed good diet habits

There is a deep irony in the fact that, as we become ever more fascinated by food, by cookery, and as we reach deeper understandings of the impact diet has on life-long health, basic cookery skills are not as universal as they once were.

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Man arrested after being abusive to students at Trinity College Dublin

A man in his 20s has been arrested after being abusive to students in a library at Trinity College Dublin yesterday afternoon.

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Universities in Ireland contribute €8.9bn to economy each year

A new report by Indecon, commissioned by the Irish Universities Association, has looked at their socio-economic impact.

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Calls for immediate consultation over special education services

The trade union which represents special needs assistants has called for immediate consultation on Government plans to introduce changes in the funding and delivery of the service.

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Trinity College launch investigation after university newspaper admits secretly recording students

Trinity College Dublin has launched an investigation after a college paper admitted secretly recording students for an article.

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One in five school staff assaulted once a week in Northern Ireland

The findings of a major survey have been released.

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Ireland will have highest university fees in Europe post-Brexit, according to student union

At €3,000 Ireland will have the highest university fees in the EU after Brexit.

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Funding third-level education: A hard decision dodged again

For the last two years, most Irish politicians have, metaphorically at least, bitten their lip while their British counterparts struggled to find a unified position on Brexit. Recognising that their best contribution to the debacle may be silence most said little or nothing about the uncertainty generated by indecision.

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IT Sligo to receive €13.7m capital investment under Project Ireland 2040

The Institute of Technology Sligo is to receive capital investment of €13.7m for the development and upgrade of its K and L block on the north campus as part of Project Ireland 2040.

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Education Minister: Abuse records ‘must be sealed’

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Education Minister Joe McHugh have sought to defend a “dangerous” decision to seal records of testimonies relating to child abuse in residential institutions for 75 years.

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Principals urged to sign up to new teacher-sharing scheme

The scheme will allow post-primary schools to share teachers in priority subjects.

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New scheme to allow schools to share teachers

A new scheme allowing post-primary schools to share teachers will be introduced in September.

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Ministers and former students open €14m unit at Maynooth University

Maynooth University’s School of Education was officially opened by Joe McHugh and Mary Mitchell O’Connor.

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Patronage of 12 new primary schools opening in 2019 revealed

The patronage of 12 new primary schools which are set to open this year have been announced.

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Concern education needs of Syrian refugees in special reception centres are met

The Ombudsman for Children has said he will watch to ensure commitments made about the education of Syrian refugees in special reception centres around the country are met.

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Mature students should start on grant applications

With CAO applications submitted since the start of the month, Leaving Cert students are turning their focus to their upcoming exams and getting the points they need for the courses of their choice. The thousands of mature students who also applied may not have exams to sit, but they can still get to work preparing for college life, particularly when it comes to finances.

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Ministers aim to deliver 47,000 graduates with high level ICT skills by 2022

The ambitious targets in the plan will increase the total number of graduates with high-level ICT skills by more than 5,000 every year by 2022.

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Research reveals which graduates are most likely to get a job

Research from the HEA found that students who studied topics such as literature and philosophy were the least likely to be employed.

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Graduates earn over €33k in first year of work

Third-level graduates stand both the best chance of securing a job and the highest starting salary, with 94% of the class of 2017 in employment or due to start a job within nine months of leaving college.

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Important lessons on achieving global education goals

Everyone has a right to an education, and upholding this right and ensuring no one gets left behind will require co-operation from all stakeholders, writes Amina J Mohammed.

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CIT and IT Tralee apply to become Munster Technological University

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and the Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) have submitted a formal application to the Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, to seek designation as the Munster Technological University (MTU).

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Teachers' union warns children will be sent home from school because of a lack of teachers

The President of the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI), Seamus Lahart, is warning that children will be sent home from school because there are not enough teachers.

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SNAs to play enhanced role in assessing children

Special needs assistants (SNAs) are to be trained on how to better assess and support children in up to 75 schools in order to help reduce the need for external reviews of likely needs.

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Dublin Business School to deliver live-streamed online course

Dublin Business School (DBS), Ireland's largest independent college, has partnered with leading data science training provider Metis on the college's first internationally delivered live online course, a machine learning module taught live in Dublin by Metis's New York City data science experts.

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Educational projects get €6m funding in Munster

Over €6m from a fund totalling €23m has been awarded to seven educational projects in Munster.

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A bump in the road: Pregnancy is not a barrier to education

Semesters and trimesters: it’s student life, but not as you know it. When women combine third-level studies with pregnancy and motherhood, it brings challenges, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Spending time with kids key to academic success – study

New research suggests that genetics are not the only major factor contributing to a child’s academic success.

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Down Syndrome Ireland: Extra month of education can make real difference

Oireachtas members will be asked today to resource schools and teachers to ensure students with Down Syndrome are given a level playing field.

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