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national / education / press release Saturday February 13, 2010 14:20 by Irish Animal Education Trust   text 3 comments (last - saturday february 13, 2010 23:40)   image 1 image
The Irish Animal Education Trust is being launched – Saturday 13th February 2010 - in order to develop and distribute its free age-sensitive educational materials about the human use and treatment of other animals. read full story / add a comment
national / education / press release Friday February 12, 2010 22:57 by Lorraine Mc Nally
Trinity College Hosts ,The Law Student Colloquium. Held in the Law School ,House 39 and The Graduates Memorial Building ,Trinity College on Saturday 20th February .There will be a wide range of topics covered by undergraduate and postgraduate students from across the country .The theme of the event is Rethinking Law . Attendance is free, please consult the website for further details. read full story / add a comment
Community Power!
mayo / education / feature Monday February 08, 2010 18:03 by Shelver   text 8 comments (last - thursday february 11, 2010 11:23)   image 17 images
From Wednesday the 27th to Sunday the 31st of January, the Rossport Solidarity Camp hosted a wind power workshop. Local people and campers united to learn metal work, wood work and electronics to produce a fully functional 2.4 meter diameter wind turbine, now supplying power to the off-grid Rossport Solidarity House. The use of farmer's shed for the week was kindly by donated which was the perfect base for the workshop. The course was led by V3 Power, a workers co-operative based in Nottingham specialising in teaching courses in how to build DIY wind turbines.

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Laurence Cox & Mick O'Broin, the two speakers
national / education / opinion/analysis Thursday February 04, 2010 17:54 by Speakers: Mick & Laurence Editing: Andrew   text 1 comment (last - tuesday february 09, 2010 15:19)   image 1 image   audio 2 audio files
Recording of the Better Questions seminar at Semora Spraoi, February 3rd 2010. read full story / add a comment
Not Building for the Irish Indpendent's Future, anymore!
national / education / feature Wednesday January 27, 2010 11:41 by Mark C   text 4 comments (last - monday february 01, 2010 16:49)   image 1 image
Irish primary schools celebrated a victory this week as Independent Newspapers abandoned their “Building for the Future” scheme just weeks after its high-profile launch.

It is the first time a major in-school marketing promotion has been scrapped and is an embarrassing climb down for Independent and their co-sponsors Bank of Ireland.

The launch of “Building for the Future”, which demanded a quota of 20 tokens per pupil from schools wishing to enter, was met with condemnation from across the teaching community. read full story / add a comment
national / education / press release Thursday January 14, 2010 09:25 by Mark C   text 2 comments (last - monday january 18, 2010 00:30)
“We the undersigned 50 Primary school principals condemn and refuse to partake in the Irish Independent’s “Building for the Future” scheme being launched this week.

We abhor the quota of 20 tokens per pupil from Independent Newspapers required of all schools wishing to submit a project for this sponsored competition.

Independent Newspapers while posturing as benefactors are, in reality, seeking to exploit schools, boost sales and make life uncomfortable for children whose parents do not buy the sponsors newspapers.

Further Information: Joseph Fogarty, (Contact Details Above) or your nearest participating school below. read full story / add a comment
national / education / press release Tuesday January 12, 2010 19:59 by INTO
The INTO has said primary teachers should not support advertising projects by commercial companies which target children or their families through schools. The union made its announcement following the launch of a project promoted by the Irish Independent and sponsored by Bank of Ireland. read full story / add a comment
dublin / education / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 23, 2009 11:44 by Brendan Butler   text 3 comments (last - sunday december 27, 2009 10:12)
Has the term 'religious ethos' any substance in fact .If it is claimed to be a major factor in the life of a school then let it be evaluated in terms of outcome just as we have league tables in terms of academic achievement. read full story / add a comment
'no ifs, no buts- no education cuts!'
kildare / education / news report Wednesday December 02, 2009 17:26 by Donal Ó Fallúin - WSM/FEE NUIM   text 13 comments (last - wednesday december 16, 2009 19:11)   image 6 images   video 1 video file
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Some NUI Maynooth students on the picket line today.
kildare / education / news report Tuesday November 24, 2009 21:10 by Donal Fallon- Free Education for Everyone NUI Maynooth   text 11 comments (last - sunday november 29, 2009 16:46)   image 6 images   video 1 video file
Solidarity pickets placed on both North and South campuses of NUI Maynooth. read full story / add a comment
students & staff unite to protect public services
national / education / opinion/analysis Friday November 06, 2009 02:37 by Edufactory   text 2 comments (last - friday november 06, 2009 11:28)   image 1 image
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is today holding a national day of protest against pay cuts in the public and private sectors, as well as cuts in public services.

The move marks the beginning of an ICTU campaign to fight any move to cut workers’ pay and pensions or to slash funding for public services. Several trade unions in the education sector are calling on workers to join a protest, starting at Parnell Square at 2:30pm.

Staff and students in UCD are assembling outside the Arts Block today at 1pm before heading into Trinity College to join up with other members of the Siptu education branch at 2:15pm.

* 1pm UCD Arts Block: students & students and staff meet up to head into Trinity College
* 2:15pm Trinity College: SIPTU Education Branch meets before heading to Parnell Square for the march.
* 2:30pm Parnell Square: The march kicks-off
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international / education / news report Monday November 02, 2009 16:28 by Ciaran O'Carroll
On Wednesday 28th October 2009 Berlanty Azzam, originally from Gaza but studying at Bethlehem University, was arrested at a military checkpoint between Bethlehem and Ramallah. She was then loaded onto an Israeli military jeep - blindfolded and handcuffed - and moved from Bethlehem to Gaza - against her will. When they arrived at the Gaza border around 11:00pm, she was released into the dark and told only, “You are in Gaza.” Berlanty was just two months away from graduating from Bethlehem University with a degree in business studies, now she is imprisoned in one of the world’s most deadly conflict zones. read full story / add a comment
national / education / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 27, 2009 22:08 by Emily Smith
In the Summer of 2008 it was confirmed that Ireland's economy was in recession. At the same time thousands of people received the results of their degrees. This article looks at how the recession has affected the graduates of 2008, a group whose struggles have been under-reported in the media and some of those graduates relate their experiences, within the last year, of jobseeking, social welfare and further education. read full story / add a comment
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national / education / press release Saturday October 17, 2009 20:27 by Daithi Byrne   text 1 comment (last - monday october 19, 2009 23:38)   image 1 image
Dublin Ógra Shinn Féin are set to become the most active society in Dublin's universities. Hundreds of new applications to join were made over the last month at freshers events. Ógra Shinn Féin socities were represented in the following unversities;

* Trinity College
* University College Dublin
* Dublin City University
* Griffith College
* Dublin Institute of Technology read full story / add a comment
national / education / press release Tuesday October 06, 2009 22:04 by Godot   text 5 comments (last - tuesday october 13, 2009 18:12)
The Union of Students in Ireland will hold a succession of protests on college campuses around the south of Ireland as part of its campaign against the reintroduction of fees.

Protests will be held by University College Cork, the Limerick School of Art and Design and the Institutes of Technologies in Carlow, Limerick Tralee and Waterford from October 7 – 14. read full story / add a comment
Sticker stating 'No Welcome' for Bertie on our campus
kildare / education / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 06, 2009 20:35 by W.Carney- FEE NUI Maynooth   text 10 comments (last - tuesday october 13, 2009 09:11)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
Reflections on the appointment of Bertie Ahern by the NUI Maynooth School of Business and Law. read full story / add a comment
national / education / opinion/analysis Saturday September 19, 2009 16:51 by Fred Johnston   text 13 comments (last - sunday october 11, 2009 15:14)
University presidents in the Republic grieving over challenge to rather large purses . . . So where are the student protests? read full story / add a comment
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national / education / press release Thursday September 17, 2009 10:07 by Republican Student   image 1 image   video 1 video file
On Saturday, 29th of August, members of Sinn Féin’s college cumainn from all across Ireland gathered in the Party’s Ard Oifig, Baile Átha Cliath in order to plan and build for the coming college year. The day was a mix of teambuilding, presentations and workshops intended to help forge a common identity as college cumainn, build relationships and exchange ideas which would better equip republican students in each campus.

Workshops on Education, Finance, Public relations, Campaigns and Recruitment were run on a collective basis by those present – sharing views and ideas across Ireland from Universities, ITs and Colleges. The Uladh Colleges Comhairle Ceantair gave a presentation to the university cumainn from the other three provinces on the model which they have developed during the last year – showing the advantages of efficient communication between third level campuses and the pooling of resources in a particular geographic area.
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dublin / education / press release Sunday August 30, 2009 14:24 by Educate to be Free   text 1 comment (last - wednesday september 02, 2009 23:47)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Dublin Ógra Shinn Féin's Saturday stall became the centre of a protest today against the latest attack by the Fianna Fail/Green Government against education. Over thirty activists gathered at the GPO to distribute leaflets explaining the cuts.

According to Dublin spokesperson, Marcas Ó Mhaoldomhnaigh, many parents have been hit with bills costing hundreds of euro for books and school uniforms.

"Many schools are set to lose special needs assistants and other vital resources. This government did not invest properly in the education system during the boom years and now we are seeing school children and their parents paying for their mistakes, it is completely unacceptable. Free primary education will truly be a thing of the past if we allow our schools to be further stripped of resources." read full story / add a comment
Stop the peat-fired powerstation now ! !
offaly / education / news report Monday August 17, 2009 18:32 by Bob Wilson   text 7 comments (last - wednesday august 19, 2009 18:15)   image 5 images
Climate Camp is up and running at Shannonbridge, Co.Offaly - started Saturday 15th August and goes on til Sunday 23rd August.
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