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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

Tune in to the authors from Ireland’s Education Yearbook 2020 elaborating on their topics in group discussion.

Dr Brian Fleming, School of Education UCD

NCCA reopens consultation on Draft Primary Curriculum Framework

Primary | NCCA has reopened consultation with primary and special schools on the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework.
Dr Brian Fleming, School of Education UCD

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.
Professor Kerstin Mey, the first ever Woman President of an Irish University.

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.
Graduate Commencement at rinity College Dublin

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.
Deputy Paul Kehoe, Cathaoirleach of the Committee

“I’ve always wanted to, but…”

As the pandemic finally subsides, older people are rediscovering their choices in life, including taking control of their “third chapter” to learn new skills and knowledge.
Deputy Paul Kehoe, Cathaoirleach of the Committee

Launch of Trinity’s Schuler Democracy Forum with Mark Little

Further Education & Training, Higher Education, Research | The Trinity Long Room Hub will officially launch the Schuler Democracy Forum on September 15, 2021.

Prince Albert II visits Trinity College and makes major donation to Old Library

Early Childhood, Primary, Second Level, FET, Higher Education, Research | His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco visited Trinity College Dublin on 3rd September 2021, as part of his three-day visit to Ireland.

Leaving Certificate 2021 Results

2021, Second Level | Over 61,000 candidates receive Leaving Certificate Results today, 3 September 2021.

Trinity welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron

Higher Education | French President Emmanuel Macron visited Trinity College Dublin on August 26, 2021, where he viewed the Book of Kells and met students.

Education Committee launches Report on School Bullying

Early Childhood, Primary, Second Level, FET, Higher Education, Research | A Report on School Bullying and the Impact on Mental Health was launched today by the Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

Stellar App is one of only six finalists in Technovation Finals

Second Level | Stellar is an easy-to-navigate app that provides timely and affordable Paediatric Occupational Therapy services.

‘ASK WIT’ online chat for CAO applicants

Second Level, Higher Education | Ahead of the CAO Change of Mind deadline on July 1st, members of WIT’s outreach team are on hand to respond to queries via online chat.


Are you one of the many people who love to leaf through a book in the hand? You can enjoy Ireland’s Education Yearbook 2021 in book format by placing your order now. You will receive your order by mid-December 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