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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.

Trinity and ESRI launch MSc in Economic Policy for policy makers

Higher Education | First-ever Masters Programme in Economic Policy for people working in the public sector.

Leaving Certificate Examination 2021

Second Level | Some 61,500 candidates are entered for the 2021 Leaving Certificate which comprises both Examinations and Accredited Grades.

Learning Recovery Post-Covid

Primary, Second Level | The group within our society that has suffered the most serious consequences due to COVID is our children and young people.

Winners of DCU COVID Languages Competition announced

Second Level | ‘COVID Languages Competition’ was launched in 2021 by DCU’s School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies.

Philanthropists Eric & Barbara Kinsella donate €30m to Trinity College Dublin

Higher Education | The largest-ever donation from individual benefactors will kick-start the development of the new Trinity East campus.

NUI Chancellor pays tribute to Professor Seamus Deane

Higher Education | “One of the brightest stars to light up the English Department in UCD and build its international reputation has gone out.”

‘Sea to Me’ Competition: Celebrating our Connection to the Sea

Primary, Second Level | The Marine Institute is celebrating our connection to the sea, and its importance to our lives, with its Sea to Me social media competition.

Cyber Security Professionals in high demand

Second Level, Further Education & Training, Higher Education | Companies are in urgent need of cyber-security professionals to ensure safety and legal compliance.

FUSE anti-bullying programme demonstrates success

Primary, Second Level | FUSE is an anti-bullying and online safety programme developed by the National Anti-bullying Research and Resource Centre in DCU.

A ReaderPen provides independent reading support

Primary | With a ReaderPen, reading support is achieved independently of a human reader.

Education Matters Virtual Summit 2021

Early Childhood, Primary, Second Level, Further Education & Training, Higher Education, Research | A showcase of Authors and Topics from Ireland’s Education Yearbook

Leaving Cert 2021 Candidate Self Service Portal Now Open

Second Level | This is the final chance for students to confirm subject levels for Leaving Certificate Accredited Grades 2021.


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

Essential listening for anyone interested in Education.


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


IRC Director Peter Brown hosts two panel discussions with Research Authors


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


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


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


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