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Ireland’s Education Yearbook

An accessible record of the year in education with insightful commentary from leaders, experts and practitioners in the field.

Education Matters Summit

Showcase of authors and topics from Ireland’s Education Yearbook.

Deputy Paul Kehoe, Cathaoirleach of the Committee

“I’ve always wanted to, but…”

As the pandemic finally subsides, older people are rediscovering their choices in life, including taking control of their “third chapter” to learn new skills and knowledge.
Deputy Paul Kehoe, Cathaoirleach of the Committee

Launch of Trinity’s Schuler Democracy Forum with Mark Little

Further Education & Training, Higher Education, Research | The Trinity Long Room Hub will officially launch the Schuler Democracy Forum on September 15, 2021.
Deputy Paul Kehoe, Cathaoirleach of the Committee

Prince Albert II visits Trinity College and makes major donation to Old Library

Early Childhood, Primary, Second Level, FET, Higher Education, Research | His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco visited Trinity College Dublin on 3rd September 2021, as part of his three-day visit to Ireland.
Deputy Paul Kehoe, Cathaoirleach of the Committee

Leaving Certificate 2021 Results

2021, Second Level | Over 61,000 candidates receive Leaving Certificate Results today, 3 September 2021.
Deputy Paul Kehoe, Cathaoirleach of the Committee

Trinity welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron

Higher Education | French President Emmanuel Macron visited Trinity College Dublin on August 26, 2021, where he viewed the Book of Kells and met students.
Deputy Paul Kehoe, Cathaoirleach of the Committee

Education Committee launches Report on School Bullying

Early Childhood, Primary, Second Level, FET, Higher Education, Research | A Report on School Bullying and the Impact on Mental Health was launched today by the Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

Stellar App is one of only six finalists in Technovation Finals

Second Level | Stellar is an easy-to-navigate app that provides timely and affordable Paediatric Occupational Therapy services.

‘ASK WIT’ online chat for CAO applicants

Second Level, Higher Education | Ahead of the CAO Change of Mind deadline on July 1st, members of WIT’s outreach team are on hand to respond to queries via online chat.

IT Carlow is first to establish a joint Institute in China

Higher Education, Research | Carlow International College of Technology has received approval from the Chinese Ministry.

Reshaping Science Learning: Findings and Recommendations from SySTEM 2020

Primary, Second Level, Higher Education, Research | The Reshaping Science Learning event from Science Gallery Dublin will take place over zoom at 2pm on June 30th, 2021.

JOB OFFER: State Examinations Commission seeks Head of Examinations and Assessment Division

Primary, Second Level, Further Education & Training, Higher Education, Research | The State Examinations Commission seeks Head of Exams and Assessment Division with responsibility for the management of this Division.

JOB OFFER: State Examinations Commission seeks Director of Operations

Primary, Second Level, Further Education & Training, Higher Education, Research | The State Examinations Commission seeks a Director of Operations with responsibility for Irish state examinations.

EDUCATION MATTERS VIRTUAL SUMMIT 2021

Authors from Ireland’s Education Yearbook expand on their topics in a series of conversations.

Essential listening for anyone interested in Education.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Introductory Address by Prof Pól Ó Dochartaigh, along with 10 conversations with Higher Education Authors hosted by Pól and Dr Cornelia Connolly

RESEARCH

IRC Director Peter Brown hosts two panel discussions with Research Authors

FURTHER EDUCATION & TRAINING (FET)

Maria Walshe, Director of Branding, Communications and FET Strategy Implementation, SOLAS, hosts three panel discussions with FET Authors

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Prof Mathias Urban, Desmond Chair of Early Childhood Education at DCU, hosts two panel discussions with Early Childhood Authors, along with Dr Jennifer Guevara.

PRIMARY

Dr Brian Mooney, Editor, hosts a panel discussion with Primary Authors

SECOND LEVEL

Sally-Anne Fisher, Head of Communications at Trinity College Dublin, and Dr Brian Mooney, each host a panel discussion with Second Level Authors