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Ireland’s Yearbook of Education

Tool to assess your risk of catching COVID-19

Higher Ed / Research | A new online tool allows people to calculate their risk of contracting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.

Sean O’Driscoll is elected Chair of the ESRI Council

Higher Ed / Research | Sean O’Driscoll is a former Chairman and Chief Executive of the Glen Dimplex Group, a former Partner in KPMG, and is the recipient of an OBE and a Légion d’Honneur Award.

New University for South-West

Higher Education | The consortium of Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee will be officially established as Munster Technological University in January 2021.

ASTI issues response to Calculated Grades Guide

Second Level | The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) says the indemnity offered to teachers in the current Guide falls short of what is required.

Five winners of Young Translators Contest

Second Level | The five secondary-school student winners of the Aistritheoirí Óga 2020 (Young Translators) contest hail from each of the four provinces of Ireland.

DCU establishes Covid-19 Student Emergency Fund

Higher Education | A new Student Emergency Fund has been launched by DCU for the benefit of students facing financial hardship due to Covid-19.

UL announces Institute for the Study of Infectious Diseases

Higher Education | The University of Limerick (UL) has announced the establishment of a dedicated institute for the study of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

New website helps teachers to support students online

Primary/Second Level | Hibernia College shares resources and knowledge about teaching in the online environment.

20% of Leaving Cert students deemed irrelevant and invisible

Second Level | Abandoning the Leaving Cert exams is fundamentally flawed; it results in the essential qualities of anonymity, meritocracy, and integrity being shredded.

Home Schooling – Challenge or Opportunity?

General, Primary | Principals and parents need to take stock of what is most important currently.

Quest for the vaccine

General | COVID-19 has spurred a historic campaign for a preventive, with two groups forging ahead.

The time for schools to plan is NOW

Primary Sec. Level | As School Leader, what should you be asking yourself? How do you plan for the re-opening of your school in September?


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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