17
OCT

17 October 2018 Department of Education and Skills launches the inaugural Literacy and Numeracy forum

Promoting and encouraging quality, excellence and innovation in Literacy and Numeracy The Department of Education and Skills today (Wednesday October 17 th) launched the inaugural Literacy and Numeracy Forum ...

16
OCT

President appoints Ministers

At a ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin, President Higgins today appointed Richard Bruton TD as Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment; Joe McHugh TD as Minister for Education & Skills; and Sean Kyne TD as Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with special responsibility as Government Chief Whip and Minister of State at the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht with special responsibility for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands ...

16
OCT

Record number of five years olds in junior infants

As parents delay school starting age, 75% of infants now five – up from above 50% in 2000 Balbriggan's Educate Together opened their doors for a new year of junior infants and there was tears and laughter as the new students grappled with the curriculum. Max Woods and Emily Moore from Kildare in the Junior Infants class for their first day of school at the Kildare Town Educate Together National School in Kildare ...

10
OCT

Primary school sends children home from school early due to teacher shortages

INTO warns that other schools in the capital may follow suit due to lack of substitute cover Primary schools in the capital say they are running the risk of having to send pupils home from school early due to acute difficulties finding substitute teaching cover. One Dublin primary school this week issued a letter to parents to express its regret that children had to go home early and start late ...

10
OCT

Parents still have to fund school costs after 5pc grants rise

Parents will still have to fork out to help schools meet running costs after the Budget increase of only 5pc in day-to-day funding grants. The Irish National Teachers' Organisation said it would have "no noticeable impact on the crisis in funding facing schools around the country". Overall, the Department of Education saw a €674m increase, bringing its budget to a record €10.7bn next year ...

10
OCT

More families to get childcare subsidy but not until late next year

FAMILIES earning up to €102,000 a year will be able to avail of a targeted childcare subsidy under measures announced in Budget 2019 - but not until late next year. It is one of two key measures introduced by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe - the other is an extra two weeks' paid parental leave for new parents - not expected to come online until late 2019 ...

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