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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.

Ireland’s Education Summit 2022

Register now for this unique event in the Irish education calendar:

27-28 May 2022

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Catherine Mulwa Hibernia College

The European Dimension in Irish Education after Brexit

A National Symposium at the University of Limerick, 10-11 May 2022, will address the issue of the European dimension in all levels of Irish education.

Catherine Mulwa Hibernia College

New Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Business Data Analytics

FET, Higher Education | Hibernia College has launched a new one-year Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Business Data Analytics.

Dr Brian Mooney, well-known education commentator and Managing Editor of Ireland's Yearbook of Education, is among the speakers at the free webinar on August 26 offering insights on next steps for Leaving Cert 2020 and current third-level students.

Security analyst Tom Clonan wins the Trinity Seanad by-election

Tom Clonan has been elected in the 2022 Seanad by-election to represent the University of Dublin (Trinity College Dublin) constituency.

Dr Brian Mooney, well-known education commentator and Managing Editor of Ireland's Yearbook of Education, is among the speakers at the free webinar on August 26 offering insights on next steps for Leaving Cert 2020 and current third-level students.

Prof Patrick Prendergast appointed Chair of new South East Technological University

Higher Education | The appointment of Professor Patrick Prendergast as Chair of the new South East Technological University (SETU) was announced by Minister Simon Harris during his historic visit to Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) on 21 February 2022.

Dr Brian Mooney, well-known education commentator and Managing Editor of Ireland's Yearbook of Education, is among the speakers at the free webinar on August 26 offering insights on next steps for Leaving Cert 2020 and current third-level students.

The Senior Academic Leadership Initiative

Higher Education | How do women researchers perceive the Senior Academic Leadership Initiative (SALI)?

Dr Brian Mooney, well-known education commentator and Managing Editor of Ireland's Yearbook of Education, is among the speakers at the free webinar on August 26 offering insights on next steps for Leaving Cert 2020 and current third-level students.

NCCA has begun updating Aistear

Early Childhood | NCCA has begun updating Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, now 12 years old.

Live Webinar to inform students and families as CAO deadline looms

Second Level, Further Education & Training, Higher Education | You are invited to join Careers Expert Dr Brian Mooney in a live Webinar on Wednesday 12 January 2022 at 7 pm.

Generation gap and climate change

Early Childhood, Primary, Second Level, Further Education & Training, Higher Education, Research | The future generation insists on being heard regarding climate change.

NCCA reopens consultation on Draft Primary Curriculum Framework

Primary | NCCA has reopened consultation with primary and special schools on the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework.

The Minister’s Class Plan: poorly focused and unlikely to achieve its objective

Primary, Second Level | Delayed response and technical defects raise questions about the effectiveness of the CLASS Plan in achieving its objective.

First-ever GAA jersey to feature the LGBTQ+ pride colours launched today

FET, Higher Education | The first-ever GAA jersey to feature the LGBTQ+ pride colours was launched today by Prof Kerstin Mey, President of the University of Limerick, and Larry McCarthy, President of GAA.

Trinity scores top for Employer Reputation

Second Level, FET, Higher Education, Research | Trinity College Dublin has the best employer reputation in Ireland and nurtures the most successful alumni, according to the latest QS World University Rankings for Graduate Employability 2022.

This week’s selection from Ireland’s Education Yearbook

Dr Brian Mooney, well-known education commentator and Managing Editor of Ireland's Yearbook of Education, is among the speakers at the free webinar on August 26 offering insights on next steps for Leaving Cert 2020 and current third-level students.

Overview of the Second-Level Education Sector

Dr Emer Nowlan
CEO of Educate Together

Dr Brian Mooney, well-known education commentator and Managing Editor of Ireland's Yearbook of Education, is among the speakers at the free webinar on August 26 offering insights on next steps for Leaving Cert 2020 and current third-level students.

Curriculum as an Encounter

Dr Majella Dempsey
Associate Professor and EdD Strand Leader for Curriculum Studies

Dr Brian Mooney, well-known education commentator and Managing Editor of Ireland's Yearbook of Education, is among the speakers at the free webinar on August 26 offering insights on next steps for Leaving Cert 2020 and current third-level students.

Student Voice in Curriculum Policy

Prof Gary Granville
Emeritus Professor, School of Education, National College of Art and Design, Dublin