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Westmeath primary schools receive boost with funding announcement

A total of 73 primary schools in Westmeath are set to receive a Minor Works Grant in two weeks to help them purchase equipment and furniture.

Allure Hair and Beauty

Allure Hair and Beauty Salon and Midland College of Hair, Make-up and Beauty were founded in 2004 by director Joan O’Meara, a native of Ballycumber, Co Offaly.

Justice for Aaron Byrne as Department approves application for funding

Debbie Byrne, the mother of autistic child Aaron Byrne, has won her battle with the Department of Education and Skills (DES) and had her application for funding for her son's education approved.

St Joseph’s Castlebar receives Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador School award at Farmleigh House

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To coincide with World Suicide Prevention Week, Cycle against Suicide honoured the efforts and achievements of 45 secondary schools from all over Ireland recently, including St Joseph’s, Castlebar, in promoting positive mental health awareness and their dedication to spreading the message that ‘it’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help’.

Tuam Adult Learning Centre holding open day to mark Literacy Awareness Week

Adult Literacy Awareness week takes place from Monday to Friday, September 21-25. The aim of the week is to promote local literacy services, raise awareness of the benefits of improving reading, writing, and numeracy skills, and to highlight the benefits of helping people with poor literacy and numeracy skills accessing adult education, to create a more inclusive society.

Educate Together say stance on school is "unconscionable"

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Educate Together announced on Wednesday evening that its planned new national school for Castlebar would now not be opening, just days before it was due to open for the first time. The educational organisation said up until Wednesday, it was ready to go ahead and open the school in temporary accommodation, but was given an ultimatum by the Department of Education and Skills that it must accept the accommodation in the old national school in the Burren, outside Castlebar, or postpone the opening of the school.

Visionary Inis Meain community seeks sponsorship to finance a new teacher

A Galway school has come up with a novel initiative to finance a much-needed teacher. 

Castlebar Educate Together school plans to be open in time

The new Educate Together School in Castlebar, which is due to open on Tuesday September 1, will hopefully still open despite not having a home sorted out just 12 days before it's due to open, according to the group's regional development officer. The new Educate Together school for the town was announced in February of this year and would be the county's second such school after the opening of one in Ballina last year. The school had been given the old Burren National School outside the town as a home, but the building was deemed not up to the required standard by the Educate Together.

Department levels devastating blow to Educate Together project — Chambers

Fianna Fáil Councillor Lisa Chambers has called on the Department of Education and Skills to reconsider opening Castlebar Educate Together National School (ETNS) this September. "I was extremely disappointed to learn that Educate Together was written to by the Department of Education and Skills suggesting that the option of location in the old Burren NS should be re-considered, or that the opening should be postponed," said Cllr Chambers


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