39 organisations to benefit from participation in €100,000 Non-Mainstream Music Education Bursary Scheme

The Non-Mainstream Music Education Bursary scheme provides a means, by way of a small cash grant, to support music education and music initiatives to continue to cultivate the talent of our young musicians. These organisations, groups and individuals provide access to...

Staff and students to join pilot rapid testing project on 4 college campuses

Staff and students encouraged to log onto this website The government are urging staff and students to volunteer to be part of rapid testing and other testing surveillance systems on college campuses. The project, called UniCoV, will conduct a large-scale analysis of...

Farm Safety Week 2021

  I very much welcome that the IFA are leading the 9th annual Farm Safety Week.  It is important that every organisation involved in agriculture continually raises the need for farmers to farm safely and I am delighted to see the farm body getting fully behind...

Epilepsy Ireland Training For Success

At is the time of year again when Epilepsy Ireland have opened enrolment for our Training for Success course in IT Sligo. Due to the individual nature of epilepsy, it can be a condition which can have a significant impact on a person’s educational and social...

Affordable Housing Bill 2021

The Minister for Housing Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD has welcomed the passing of the Affordable Housing Bill 2021 in Dáil Éireann. The Bill, which is the most comprehensive affordable housing Bill in the history of the State, passed Dáil Éireann...

Government’s Plans to Drive Down Cost of Insurance On Track

The Government has  published the first implementation report of the Action Plan for Insurance Reform, showing 50% of actions have been implemented in the first 6 months of the plan. The new Personal Injuries Guidelines are having an impact, with preliminary data from...

Package of supports to expand community energy revolution

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamonn Ryan, TD, has today launched a range of new of measures to ensure communities nationwide will benefit from renewable energy. The package includes: Targeted supports for communities who want to develop...

Progress made under 2020 Schools Energy Retrofit Pathfinder programme

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan TD have welcomed the progress made in upgrading the energy efficiency of seven schools under the 2020 Schools Energy Retrofit Pathfinder programme. As part of...

Seventh meeting held of Advisory Group on Planning for State Examinations 2021

The Department of Education today (Wednesday, 30 June 2021) hosted online the seventh meeting of the advisory group of stakeholders on planning for the State Examinations 2021. The group includes representatives of students, parents, teachers, school leadership and...

Innovative research project to support small schools in rural Ireland

A two-year action research project aimed at supporting small rural schools has been announced by the government. The innovative project aims to encourage small schools to cluster together in local groups, enabling them to collaborate and identify common challenges and...





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