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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.

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.

Noticing Nature: The Key to Wellbeing

Early Childhood, Primary, Second Level | Much research highlights the importance of engaging with nature for enhancing mental, emotional, and physical health.

Final call for applications for €12,000 CAO Scholarship

Second Level, Higher Education | Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has announced its final call for applications to the 2021-2022 President’s Scholarship Programme.

WIT publishes Shakespeare study guides for Leaving Certificate students

Second Level, Higher Education | Lecturers at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) have published a book of essays on Shakespeare’s The Tempest to support Leaving Cert students in their English studies this academic year.

Alison Acquires Dash Beyond

Further Education & Training | Alison, a world leader in the provision of free education and training, has announced its acquisition of Dash Beyond.

Maynooth Post Primary Student wins European Commission Award

Second Level | Alba Doherty-Madrigal, from Maynooth Post Primary School, is the Irish winner of the 2021 Young Translators Contest for Secondary Schools.

New research examines mental health of racehorse trainers in Ireland

Research | New research data from Waterford Institute of Technology finds that almost half of Irish racehorse trainers meet the threshold indicative of a common mental disorder. 

ALISON Wins EU Civil Solidarity Prize

Further Education & Training | ALISON, the online learning platform, has been selected by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) as the best Irish candidate for the EU Civil Solidarity Award.

Éigse na Tríonóide and Seachtain na Gaeilge in Trinity College Dublin

Higher Education | Éigse na Tríonóide, Trinity College Dublin’s annual Irish language festival, and Seachtain na Gaeilge, will take place online from 1st-5th March 2021.


Authors from Ireland’s Education Yearbook tease out their topics in a series of conversations.

Essential listening for anyone interested in Education.


Introductory Address by Prof Pól Ó Dochartaigh

“You think winter will never end, and then, when you don’t expect it, when you have almost forgotten it, warmth comes and a different light.”

Wendell Berry