Education Matters

Your place for communicating with the Education Community in Ireland and worldwide.

Ireland’s Yearbook of Education

Education Bodies unite to campaign for urgent action

Primary/Second Level | A joint campaign has been launched by four organisations to call for urgent action on resourcing the return to school.

New autism-friendly learning resource toolkit

Primary/Second Level | Bridge Back to School helps autistic students prepare during the summer months for their return to school in September.

TU DUBLIN is planning September return to campus

FET/Higher Ed | TU Dublin, one of the largest universities in the country, is finalising plans and adjustments for September return to campus.

Youth Council vigourously opposes omission of ‘Youth Affairs’ from renamed Department of Children

Second level | The non-inclusion of ‘Youth Affairs’ in the renamed Department of Children must be reversed, Youth Council says.

CAO applicants advised to “think beyond first-year”

Higher Ed/Second level | CAO applicants must think beyond first-year when making their choices, advises Dr Derek O’Byrne, Registrar at WIT.

Education Post-COVID: Some Certainties

Primary/Second level | Three inevitable factors will present as features in schools whenever, and in whatever format, they reopen.

New research examines role of schools in shaping health behaviours among adolescents

FET/Higher Ed/Second level | New research by the ERSI identifies 3 distinct health behaviour clusters among adolescents in Ireland.

Citizens Assembly for Education could be a game-changer

FET/Higher Ed/Primary/Second level | “We will establish a Citizens Assembly on the Future of Education ensuring that the voices of young people and those being educated are central.”

‘Education Futures’ calls for a Third Level Forum

FET/Higher Ed/Second level | Campaign group, Education Futures, says a forum is needed to tackle the crisis in Higher and Further Education.

Applications for Portuguese Tourism Schools are Now Open

FET/Higher Ed | The Portuguese Tourist Board is delighted to announce that applications to the Portuguese Tourism Schools are now open, until July 15.

Practical advice to new and returning college students

FET/Higher Ed | Following the release this week of its annual ‘Cost of Living’ survey, TU Dublin issues practical advice to new and returning students.

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies marks 80 years of discovery

Higher Ed/Research | Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) marks its unique mission and rich legacy of ground-breaking discoveries with a week of online events.


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“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.

Haruki Murakami