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What is the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BSCFA)?

What is the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BSCFA)?

What is the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BSCFA)? The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BSCFA) is a payment which helps with the cost of uniforms and footwear for school going children. Applications for the scheme opens in June 2023 and the closing date for applications is end September 2023. This…

Coping With Exam Stress

Coping With Exam Stress

The Leaving Cert & indeed the Junior Cert is always a stressful time for both parents and students alike. It can cause tension throughout the entire house; however it is a time when the student needs lots of support and encouragement.  What can the student do to cope with the stress levels? In order to…

At the top of the world

At the top of the world

In 2018 the Ireland women’s hockey team became one of the most amazing stories in Irish sport when they went from rank outsiders to world cup finalists. Katie Mullan was the captain. Fairytales rarely come true, even in sport. But in 2018, one did, when the Irish Women’s Hockey team made it all the way…

42% of Irish electricity in February came from Irish wind farms

42% of Irish electricity in February came from Irish wind farms

Irish wind farms providing 42 per cent of the Ireland’s electricity, slightly more than in January but down on the record-breaking performance in February 2022, according to Wind Energy Ireland. Driven by wind’s strong performance average prices on the wholesale electricity market fell to their lowest point since November 2022. Noel Cunniffe, CEO of Wind…

South West College granted £23k to tackle marine litter in Lough Erne And Strule River

South West College granted £23k to tackle marine litter in Lough Erne And Strule River

South West College in Fermanagh and Tyrone has been awarded £23,000 as part of Live Here Love Here’s Marine Litter Capital Grants Scheme, where organisations, community groups and businesses across Northern Ireland can benefit from funding to help protect local waterways and marine areas. The scheme made £198,000 available to purchase equipment and machinery that…

27,200 home energy upgrades through SEAI in 2022

There were 27,200 home energy upgrades supported SEAI grant schemes in 2022 according to a recently  published report. Among the key insights in the report are:

£6.6m funding to train young scientists on infections that pass from animals to humans

£6.6m funding to train young scientists on infections that pass from animals to humans

The next generation of scientists will be better able to predict, detect and control infectious diseases that jump from animals to humans, called “zoonoses”, thanks to major new funding. Queen’s University has brought together researchers from multiple schools including the School of Biological Sciences, the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, and the School…

Maynooth University project finds dialogue builds understanding between Gardaí and young black adults

Maynooth University project finds dialogue builds understanding between Gardaí and young black adults

Maynooth University School of Law and Criminology has published findings showing that facilitated dialogue can enable young Black adults and Gardaí to better understand each other’s experiences, perspectives,  and to build relationships and empathy. The findings also suggest that dialogue could improve police-community relations, but requires substantial collaboration between communities, civil society and An Garda…

SEAI awards €19m in funding for energy research projects

SEAI awards €19m in funding for energy research projects

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland today announced that it has awarded approximately €19 million in Government funding to support more than 40 new energy research projects across Ireland.  These projects bring together leading academic institutes, companies, and public sector organisations and were supported with co-funding from the Department of Transport, the Department of Agriculture,…

Active School Week 2023 (#ASW23)

Active School Week 2023 (#ASW23)

This week 24th – 28th April is Active School Week. The aim of Active School Week is to promote, encourage and support physical activities in school. This week can transform a child’s relationship with physical activity. Each day of the week is filled with exercises and fun initiatives that develop a positive relationship between students…

Dundrum CFE – A Hub for Lifelong Learning

Dundrum CFE – A Hub for Lifelong Learning

If you are looking for a way to enhance your skills, pursue your passions, or advance your career, you might want to consider enrolling in Dundrum College of Further Education (DCFE).  Located in Dublin 14, Dundrum CFE offers a wide range of modular courses that cater to different interests and needs. Whether you want to…

Training Services at Kilkenny and Carlow ETB

Training Services at Kilkenny and Carlow ETB

Training Services at Kilkenny and Carlow ETB offer an extensive range of free full time training programmes for young people and adults who wish to develop the skills and competencies that are required for the workplace and/or progression to further education and training opportunities.  All of our courses lead to nationally and internationally industry recognised…

Kerry College for a career in the Great Outdoors

Kerry College for a career in the Great Outdoors

Have you ever considered a career in The Great Outdoors? There are many different career paths you can choose from in this sector.  Courses include Outdoor Activity Instructor and Advanced Outdoor Activity Instructor, Ecology and Practical Fieldwork, Scuba Diving Instructor, Surf Instructor & Beach Lifeguard Training and many more.  Kerry College’s Killorglin Campus, which is…

New degree opportunities at Portlaoise Institute

New degree opportunities at Portlaoise Institute

Initiative tackles barriers like cost of accommodation, travel, and CAO entry points Entry to, and participation in, third level education can present a number of challenges for learners who wish to advance their educational and career prospects.  A very exciting collaboration between Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB) and South East Technological University…