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Applications are now open for Enterprise Ireland’s 42nd Student Entrepreneur Awards competition  

Applications are now open for Enterprise Ireland’s 42nd Student Entrepreneur Awards competition  

            Awards are open to undergraduate and postgraduate students from across Ireland’s third-level institutions  Closing date for entries is Thursday, 16 March 2023 Wednesday 25th January: Enterprise Ireland is inviting students from third-level institutions across the country who have an innovative business idea with real commercial potential to apply to this…

BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2023

BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2023

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) returns to the RDS this week and is open to the public from Thursday 12th – Saturday 14th from 8:30am to 5:30pm The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is much more than a competition.  It is an experience of a lifetime for the second level students…

Drop in disadvantaged students going to College

Drop in disadvantaged students going to College

There has been a drop in disadvantaged students going on to third-level colleges while on the other hand students from fee-paying schools and affluent areas are dominating the high points University courses. These results have been published in The Irish Times Feeder Schools 2022 and are thought to be as a result of the return…

Department Of Education Plan To Tackle Bullying In Schools

Department Of Education Plan To Tackle Bullying In Schools

For the first time ever the extent of bullying in schools will be measured under a new action plan devised by the Department of Education. A national database is to be developed which will allow for the collection of  data to form an annual report which will indicate the scale of the issue. Bullying in schools…

A New Football Royalty

A New Football Royalty

Interview: Emma Duggan, Gaelic Footballer Words: Niall Gormley | Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile One of the most famous goals in gaelic football was scored in 1978 when Mike Sheehy of Kerry chipped Dublin goalkeeper Paddy Cullen with a quickly taken free off the ground. In 2021 the feat was bettered when Meath’s Emma Duggan struck,…

NCBi – Equitable Education 

NCBi – Equitable Education 

The right to education is something we are all familiar with however, for children and young people who are blind or vision impaired, the current education system can present some challenges. These challenges have been detailed by NCBI in a recent report entitled Equitable Education which was launched by Mr John Kearney, CEO of the…

Over €3.8 Million is allocated to The Department of Education to address educational disadvantage in the Dormant Accounts Action Plan for 2023

Over €3.8 Million is allocated to The Department of Education to address educational disadvantage in the Dormant Accounts Action Plan for 2023

The Dormant Accounts Action Plan is funded through unclaimed accounts in credit institutions such as banks, An Post, building societies as well as unclaimed life assurance policies. A fund of almost €55 million which will benefit disadvantaged communities and vulnerable groups throughout Ireland has been published by the government. Of this €55 million, €3.8 million…

Embark on the most amazing adventure with the MS Readathon

Embark on the most amazing adventure with the MS Readathon

MS Ireland is calling on bookworms young and old to set themselves a reading challenge this November. Help raise much needed funds for people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and their families. Get sponsored to read as much as possible, and it doesn’t matter what you choose to read – fiction, factual books, comics, whatever you…

Halloween at the National Botanic Gardens Of Ireland

Halloween at the National Botanic Gardens Of Ireland

Have no fear – or maybe, plenty of fear!.. The Botanic Gardens have a full calendar of events for Halloween this October. Get ready for lots of plant based spookiness , starting with their Harvest Display on Saturday the 22nd of October. This fabulously designed display will showcase not only the diversity of pumpkins, squash and gourds…

Rugby Academy Ireland: A Serious Learning Pathway Programm

Rugby Academy Ireland: A Serious Learning Pathway Programm

Students – So what are YOU going to do with YOUR Transition Year….Are you academically or non-academically minded. Are you active or have an interest in sports…..Are you interested in travelling the world Transition Year Advisors – How do you advise your students about a bespoke Learning Pathway Programme (LPP) that both develops an aspiring…

Higher Options 2022

Higher Options 2022

Making an informed decision about your future career path is vital, and The Irish Times’ Higher Options Expo gives second level students the opportunity to engage with representatives from Universities, Colleges and information organisations within Ireland the UK and Europe. This year the event will run over three days in the RDS – Dublin  –…

Interview: Amber Barrett – at the top  of her game

Interview: Amber Barrett – at the top of her game

Amber Barrett has already had an extensive career in club and international football. She also has a teaching degree. She spoke with Niall Gormley Amber Barrett has been playing top-level football for half a decade, having made her international debut for Ireland back in 2017. In that year she was also the Irish Women’s National…

RSA launches new online Learning Portal to educate school goers on road safety

RSA launches new online Learning Portal to educate school goers on road safety

The Road Safety Authority’s new online Learning Portal is aimed at educating primary and secondary school students on road safety in a fun, interactive and safe learning environment, accessible in the classroom and at home.   The RSA wanted to move with changes so that they could continue to offer a first-class road safety learning…

IUA welcomes 2022 European Universities Initiative results

IUA welcomes 2022 European Universities Initiative results

The Irish Universities Association (IUA) has welcomed the announcement of the results of the 2022 call for the European Universities Initiative (EUI).  Six IUA Universities are members of the European Universities alliances – Dublin City University, NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, TU Dublin, University College Cork and University College Dublin, each with a range of…

Scheme for displaced Ukrainians to enter further education

Scheme for displaced Ukrainians to enter further education

The Government has announced the opening of a new scheme for displaced Ukrainians to enter further education. In June, the Cabinet approved a range of new measures to provide access to further and higher education in the academic year 2022/2023 to Ukrainian students living in Ireland who have been granted Section 60 Protection under the…

Educate Together calls for increased investment in Irish education in 2023 pre-Budget submission

Educate Together calls for increased investment in Irish education in 2023 pre-Budget submission

Educate Together has called for the Government to live up to its stated targets for Ireland’s education system and to properly resource that system via a range of targeted and improved supports to schools, management bodies and to the state’s education budget.     The school patron proposed that changes need to be implemented:   …

HEA data shows drop in non-progression rates

HEA data shows drop in non-progression rates

HEA latest data, for 2019/20, shows that non progression rates fell in that year.  This is a measure of the overall rate of non-progression of students from their first year into the following academic year and enables identification of particular cohorts of students with a high risk of non-progression. The data reveals that: • In…

World’s first printed audio magazine for visually impaired children

World’s first printed audio magazine for visually impaired children

Audio Mag Media has created The Fact Factory – the world’s first printed audio magazine for visually impaired children and other marginalised readers – readers with dyslexia, reluctant readers, EAL readers etc. It has been created in collaboration with the National Council for the Blind, Ireland and the Dyslexia Association of Ireland. Due to be…

Arts-in-Education BLAST gets lift-off for the 2022 season

Arts-in-Education BLAST gets lift-off for the 2022 season

The 2022 Arts-in-Education BLAST Residency Programme, which will enable up to 425 new Arts-in-Education residencies in schools each year has been launched. The aim of this scheme is to give students in schools all over the country the opportunity to work with a professional artist on unique projects to be planned and developed between the…

Arts Council awards €500,000 to 20 Next Generation Recipients

Arts Council awards €500,000 to 20 Next Generation Recipients

The Next Generation bursaries are awarded to promising emerging artists across all disciplines at an early but pivotal stage of their career.  The award allows artists to buy time to develop their work and to be able to show their potential to advance and strengthen a distinctive and assured creative practice.  The successful recipients have…