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Ireland’s Yearbook of Education

Let’s Talk About Consent

FET, Higher Education, Second Level | Let’s Talk About Consent is a new report launched to help young people, and those working with them, to deal with issues around the subject of consent.

Léargas opens €2.5m EU fund to ‘build digital and creative readiness’

FET, Higher Education, Second Level | A new €2.5 million fund will address the significant impact of Covid-19 on the delivery of education and training in Ireland and on the cultural and creative sectors.

One-third of pre-teens game online with strangers

Early Childhood, Primary, Second Level | CyberSafeIreland’s latest annual report reveals that a significant proportion of pre-teen children in Ireland are in contact with strangers online.

Eight Researchers are presented with prestigious Lero Awards

Higher Education, Research | Eight researchers from five leading Irish universities were presented with Lero Awards at an online ceremony on 8 September 2020.

Route from School to University is not a ‘One Size Fits All’ Model

FET, Second Level | Speaking ahead of this week’s Leaving Cert results, Andrew Brownlee, CEO of SOLAS, said that the established route from school to university is not a ‘one size fits all’ model.

National Parents Council Post Primary Leaving Certificate Helpline 2020

Second Level | The National Parents Council Post Primary (NPCPP) Leaving Cert Helpline number will operate from 7-16 September.

Le Chéile Mentoring is seeking to recruit Youth and Parent Mentors

FET, General, Second Level | Le Chéile Mentoring has launched a new recruitment campaign for mentors of young people and parents.

Inclusion Ireland Concerned by HIQA Report on People with Disabilities

General | Inclusion Ireland is concerned by the report released today (02-09-2020) by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) on people with disabilities living in congregated settings.

Leaving Certificate 2020: Lack of Transparency

FET, Higher Education, Second Level | One of the real concerns surrounding the Leaving Cert Predicted Grades process is the lack of transparency.

ISSU launches webpage listing resources for students sitting Leaving Cert 2020 exams

Second Level | The Irish Second Level Students Union (ISSU) has launched a webpage listing free and discounted resources for students sitting Leaving Cert 2020 exams.

Covid Dispute about Classroom Staff referred to Workplace Relations Commission

Primary, Second Level | Fórsa has referred the issue of the occupational health process for classroom-based staff to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) as a dispute under the terms of the Public Services Stability Agreement (PSSA).

Second Chance Admission to Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

FET, Higher Education, Second Level | Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board are jointly offering a Maths course that provides a second chance for students to gain admission to some courses in GMIT.

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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