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Gaelscoileanna report acute difficulties finding qualified Irish teachers

Some schools forced to advertise vacant positions on multiple occasions A spokesman for the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation said it was “alarming” to see gaelscoileanna and Gaeltacht schools struggling to secure qualified teachers for permanent roles. Many gaelscoileanna are reporting acute difficulties finding qualified Irish teachers to fill vacant teaching positions ...

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The Irish Times view on investing in education time to match rhetoric with resources

The Government’s objective is to have the best education system in Europe within a decade. A new OECD report shows just far we need to go to match this ambition If the Government really is serious about having the best education system in Europe, it will need to back up its aspirational rhetoric with a far greater level of resources. Photo: iStock The Government’s stated objective is to have the best education and training system in by 2026 ...

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I learned to code using iPads to program the robots Irish kids design game to combat cyberbulling

‘Our game will help children become aware of online dangers’ In safe hands: Seán Kelly and Jack Nutley from Lehinch National School with their Internet Safety Game. Photo: Jerry Kennelly/JEP IN AN age where children are literally growing up online, a class of bright pupils has created a game to encourage internet safety among their peers ...

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69196 Euro grant sanctioned by Minister of State to run an Exercise and Sports Programme for the school year

Joe McHugh T.D., Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, announced today that he has sanctioned a grant of up to ?69,196 for Muintearas Teo. to enable them to run an exercise and sports programme for the 2018/2019 school year in 17 primary schools in the Conamara Gaeltacht. Minister of State McHugh said, The Exercise and Sports Programme run by Muintearas Teo ...

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Department of Education and Skills

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the policy that informs the practices of a school, similar to bullying policy, when a student is sexually assaulted by another student.[36249/18] Richard Bruton(Dublin Bay North, Fine Gael) The Department of Justice and Equality is responsible for the national criminal justice framework and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs is responsible for national policy in relation to the protection and welfare of children ...

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The Irish Times view on child poverty giving children a chance in life

It would cost a relatively small amount to make primary school education truly free Statistics show that consistent childhood poverty is most pronounced among single-parent and Traveller families. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire Using the upcoming budget to end child poverty, as Barnardos suggests, may be too big a creative leap for the Government ...

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