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New University for South-West

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

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COVID-19 and virus science

Science writer SAnanthanarayanan explains in simple terms what COVID-19 is, how it affects the body, and how it is detected. 

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A First in Ireland for two female academics

UCD Professor Gerardine Meaney and UL Professor Orla Muldoon are the first two women in Ireland, in any discipline, to each gain a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant award.

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Is your Adult Education Centre closed?

The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is providing free tuition for adults over the phone. You can work with a tutor by phone or study online by yourself, or you can do a combination of these to suit your needs.

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Remote Teaching and Learning – A School Leader perspective 

As we enter a whole new environment for schools in Ireland, I believe it is very important that we, as school leaders, support our staff, students, and parents in a variety of ways. − By Marie-Therese Kilmartin, Principal, Coláiste Bríde, Clondalkin, Dublin As a...

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Call for State and University Examinations to be cancelled

Seanad Eireann candidate Peter Finnegan calls on the Minister for Education & Skills to provide certainty to Junior, Leaving Certificate and University students worried about final exams in the current Coronavirus crisis. “I have been contacted by University...

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Bróga Nua – Irish in a Fun and Easy Way

There is nothing like music, rhythm, and rhymes to engage children in communicating - nature has designed it so.  By Áine Ní Shúilleabháin Rhymes make children happy For centuries, language has been transmitted through rhymes and songs.  Rhymes make children happy and...

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The Axing Of Carysfort

— By Phyllis Mitchell Carysfort College of Education has had the axe hanging over its head since 1985, when Mrs Gemma Hussey was Minister for Education.  The final beheading is to take place in June of this year, when the last group of Bachelor of Education students...

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Ray Kearns 1992

The remarkable growth of Private Tuition Schools directed at second level students has continued to rocket over the past twenty-five years, despite vociferous opposition from teacher unions and others. Gradually the complementary role of these schools has come to be acknowledged, accepted and even welcomed by a majority within the education system.

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Artificial Intelligence for Educators

— By Dr Glen C. Collins This article is an attempt to shed some light on the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and to highlight what's important to know about it. Links to further resources may help you keep up with this growing technology.1 Every week, the news...

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