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Budding movie moguls scoop national honours

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A group of Mayo’s budding young movie moguls have been honoured for their excellence in filmmaking at a colourful awards ceremony in The Helix, Dublin.

Cloonakilla NS will have to await budget announcement - Naughten

Progress on the Cloonakilla NS project will be dependent on additional funds becoming available on Budget Day, according to Deputy Denis Naughten, who says he is disappointed with the news.

Education Minister urged to prioritise small schools

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Newly appointed Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan is being called on to prioritise small schools and reverse the punitive cuts to teacher numbers which are having a destabilising effect on rural communities, particularly in areas of South Galway and the Gaeltacht.

Students give mixed feedback after first State exam paper

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Some 55,000 Leaving Cert students began their State exams yesterday, with English being the first test in a series of exams lasting over two weeks.

Essential summer works funding announced for four Athlone schools

Four of Athlone’s schools are among 11 in Westmeath who will benefit from the Summer Works Programme funding announced this week by the Minister for Education.

Athlone’s Exams Commission jobs safe for now, says Dept of Education

The Department of Education says the new Junior Cert shouldn’t lead to the loss of permanent, part-time, or temporary jobs at the State Exams Commission in Athlone in the short to medium term.

Nolan must clarify Labour’s stance on religious education says Cheevers

Labour’s proposal to ditch religious education is more about ideology than a properly thought through policy to promote and improve science and mathematics education.

Chambers accuses Government of punishing schools with book rental schemes

Fianna Fáil representative in Castlebar Lisa Chambers has called on the Government to reconsider its decision to discriminate against schools that made sacrifices to start their own school book rental schemes. The local election candidate has accused the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn of punishing schools in Mayo that fundraised heavily, cut money from elsewhere and got into debt to establish book rental schemes to help parents out.

JobBridge teacher ad branded “exploitative”

A JobBridge ad for a primary school teacher in Athlone has been branded “exploitative” and “demeaning” by a local councillor.

JobBridge demeaning and exploitive to teachers — Ruane

Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane has said advertisements carried on the JobBridge website that seek to employ primary school teachers for €50 a week are “exploitive and demeaning to the teaching profession.”


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