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Ireland’s Yearbook of Education

The DEIS Programme: Fifteen Years On

Primary, Second Level | Dr Brian Fleming commenced a study, early in 2019, to explore the level of resources needed to tackle the challenges facing DEIS schools. This study was supported by NAPD, CEIST, The Jesuit Provincialate, and Le Chéile.

Bridging Brexit: Cross-border Collaboration in Higher Education

Higher Education | As the UK’s exit from the EU plays out against the backdrop of COVID-19, cross-border collaboration in education and research provides no little solace in these anxious times.

Launch of Publication examining the unique ‘Story Exchange Project’

Higher Education | A Publication examining the ‘Story Exchange Project’, the first-ever initiative of its kind in Ireland, was launched on 29 October 2020.

ASTI secures mandate for industrial action

Second Level | ASTI members have voted to take industrial action unless the Government immediately addresses key Covid-19 issues in schools.

Galway and Cork win Water Schools of the Year Awards

Primary, Second Level | The Water Schools of the Year Awards 2020 have gone to Dominican College in Galway City (second level), and to Gaelscoil Uí Drisceoil in Glanmire Cork (primary).

Students express serious apprehension about schools remaining open during Level 5

Second Level | The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) has expressed serious apprehension about the continuation of schooling during Level 5 without improved measures to support student safety, wellbeing, and learning.

Short film featuring Traveller/Mincéir women’s connection to their hair

General | Tune in to a very special short film from the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, featuring Traveller/Mincéir women speaking of their connection to their hair.

Spookiest ever Samhain agus Science Festival announced by DIAS

Early Childhood, Higher Education, Primary, Second Level | The annual Samhain agus Science festival organised by The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) will take place from Monday, 26 October to Wednesday, 4 November.

Road to recovery from COVID-19 will be addressed in five Research Projects

Higher Education, Research | Five ADAPT research projects will address the road to recovery from COVID-19 and explore some of the secondary effects of the pandemic on society.

GMIT will host online coding activities as part of DOJOMÓR 2020

Higher Education, Primary, Second Level | GMIT will partner with colleges nationwide to host exciting online coding activities for 7-17 year-olds, as part of DojoMór2020.

A Tale of Two Economies

General, Research | Irish economic experience in lockdown tells a tale of two economies – large declines alongside robust growth.

Institute of Technology Carlow marks with gratitude a 50-year milestone

FET, Higher Education | This autumn, Institute of Technology Carlow reflects with gratitude as it marks a 50-year milestone since it first offered higher education programmes to learners across the southeast.

“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