RG22

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…

66,000 primary pupils in supersized classes say INTO

66,000 primary pupils in supersized classes say INTO

The Department of Education’s new report on class sizes in Ireland, titled ‘Statistical Bulletin – July 2022, Overview of Education 2001 – 2021’, provides a damning assessment on the size of Ireland’s supersized classes, according to the INTO. The union says that there was a one-point reduction in class sizes across the last two budgets…

TUs awarded €19m under the national recovery plan

TUs awarded €19m under the national recovery plan

A consortium of Technological Universities in Ireland has been awarded an initial allocation of Ä18.81m under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) to support teaching and learning reforms arising from the experiences of digitally enabled education during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the first tranche of Ä40m in NRRP funding which will be made…

Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland office launched

Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland office launched

The Government has announced the  new Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland office. This new Office will play an role in Ireland’s transition to zero emission vehicles. It will work across government, industry, and society to support this transition. Its operations will include – supports for the uptake of zero emission vehicles, – infrastructure delivery through funding…

Sustainable insecticide and soil enhancer reduces aphid numbers significantly

Sustainable insecticide and soil enhancer reduces aphid numbers significantly

Maynooth University and Irish SME Hexafly BioTech have pioneered a sustainable insect-based soil enhancer that boosts soil health and significantly reduces greenfly on cereal plants.  Prof Kevin Kavanagh, of the Department of Biology at Maynooth University, and Hexafly, are pioneering the use of insects and insect-based products for inclusion in feeds and as plant nutrients….

One third of Ireland’s electricity supplied by wind this year

One third of Ireland’s electricity supplied by wind this year

Wind Energy Ireland has released its July Wind Energy report, which shows that wind energy provided 21% of Ireland’s electricity in July 2022.The latest figures mean that wind energy has supplied 34% of Ireland’s electricity demand to date this year, as a result of record figures in recent months.  The report also shows that wind…