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These 80 schools will be the first to have PE as a Leaving Cert subject in Ireland

The first PE exam will take place in 2020. Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D., has announced the 80 schools throughout Ireland that will be the first in the country to partake in the first phase of implementation of the new Physical Education for Senior Cycle programmes. The 80 schools involved will implement either the examinable Physical Education Leaving Certificate subject or the new Senior Cycle Physical Education Framework (which is not for examination), or both ...

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Written Answers Nos. 166 182

Departmental Properties 166. Deputy Róisín Shortall Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of vacant habitable dwelling units and vacant derelict residential dwelling units in the ownership or part ownership of, or under the control of, both his Department and agencies under his remit; the county in which each unit is located; the length of time each unit has been vacant, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter ...

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Written Answers Nos. 183 198

School Funding 183. Deputy Pearse Doherty Minister for Education and Skills if the calculation method used for determining the auxiliary service grant payable to schools takes into account factors which may result in individual schools incurring additional costs and overheads such as those associated with the presence of special classrooms and so on; and if he will make a statement on the matter ...

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Reading time decreases for children as screen time increases

Pictured at today’s launch the Late Late Show studio are presenter Ryan Tubridy and Isaac Findley (age 15). To coincide with World Book Week, which runs from the 1st- 8th of March 1-8, new research has been carried out to examine the publics’ attitudes towards reading and technology. The results reveal that 70% of Irish people are reading less now than they were ten years ago ...

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When is World Book Day 2018. Easy ideas for costumes and how to use the book tokens revealed

Once a year kids are encouraged to ditch their smartphones and tablets and pick up a book World Book Day is the annual celebration of reading that encourages kids to put down their mobile phones and computers and pick up a book. Celebrated for more than 20 years, World Book Day sees authors, illustrators and readers alike celebrate literature and dress up as their favourite characters ...

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Ministers push for tech companies to do more to protect children online

Four senior Government ministers have joined forces to put pressure on leading technology companies to do more to protect children online. Children and Youth Affairs Minister Katherine Zappone, communications minister Denis Naughten, education minister Richard Bruton and justice minister Charlie Flanagan have been giving evidence to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs on the issue of cyber security ...

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