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18
OCT

Schools apply for funding to repair damage

(Stock picture) Schools have applied for emergency funding to repair damage done to their buildings by Hurricane Ophelia. After a two-day closure, up to 4,000 primary and post-primary schools around the country reopen today, although some will remain shut if there is a safety concern, or because of a lack of power or water supply. As the Ophelia clear-up got underway, the Department of Education gave the OK for schools to reopen, but left the final decision to individual boards of management ...

17
OCT

Is your school tastefully Catholic. The branding of education

Unthinkable: Snobbery surrounding First Communion shows up deep divisions in society Karl Kitching says he‘partly wanted to investigate how accusations of religious inauthenticity were laid at the feet of working class and Traveller families deemed to not be doing Catholicism properly’‘Children are active participants in both having faith or a worldview, and being consumers ...

13
OCT

Ban on baptism barrier sooner

Plans to further restrict the use of religion as grounds to exclude pupils could be introduced sooner than previously expected, Education Minister Richard Bruton hinted. He told the Seanad the proposal could be included in his School Admissions Bill, rather than requiring a separate piece of law ...

12
OCT

Ireland s and the World s largest Festival of Maths and Numeracy Maths Week starts this Saturday

Maths Week kicks off with Maths in the City in St. Stephen’s Green and at the top of Grafton Street in Dublin, this Saturday, followed by a host of events and activities across the island of Ireland. Over a quarter of a million people will enjoy fun events and numerical challenges during Maths Week Ireland, launched by Education and Skills Minister Richard Bruton TD ...

12
OCT

Schoolchildren urged to watch viral video on cyberbullying

#ClickWithCompassion shows impact of hurtful comments in the real world A powerful video, in which actors bring to life real cyber bullying posts culled from social media has been launched as part of a US campaign called #ClickWithCompassion. Video: In Real Life The #ClickWithCompassion film shows actors confronting one another with real comments from the internet. Schoolchildren are being urged to watch a viral video that highlights the impact of cyberbullying on people in the real world ...

11
OCT

Written Answers Nos. 162 185

Teacher Data 162. Deputy Thomas Byrne Minister for Education and Skills the predicted requirement in each of the next three years for new primary school teachers due only to demographic pressures. [42203/17] 163. Deputy Thomas Byrne Minister for Education and Skills the predicted requirement for new secondary school teachers in each of the next three years due only to demographic pressures. [42204/17] Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to take Questions Nos ...

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