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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.

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.

Fifteen schools to lose teachers

Fifteen schools across County Galway are set to lose at least one full teaching post in September and be expected to endure larger class sizes at the same time.

Taximan detective who located his stolen boat praised by judge

A man who investigated the theft, and then detected his stolen boat in an enclosed garage in a different county was rewarded with a compensation order worth €1,000 more than the damage done.

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Ballina Aware Support Group venue change

Government engaged in covert attack on Mayo small schools — Calleary

Mayo Fianna Fáil Deputy Dara Calleary has said there is a mounting threat to the future of small schools across Mayo as the Government continues to sit on a report which could determine their future. In response to questions from Fianna Fáil in the Dáil, the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn again refused to commit to a date for publishing the Value for Money review, which he has had since early this year.

Westmeath schools to benefit from new repair funds

Nearly 80 primary schools in Westmeath will receive grants for small-scale repairs before the end of the month, that is according to Labour’s Willie Penrose. The funding for the 78 schools is granted under the Minor Works Scheme which was announced earlier this week.

Clifden to get new post-primary school in latest round of funding

After many years of waiting Clifden is to finally get a new post-primary school following the allocation of funding which was announced yesterday. A number of other schools in the county will also benefit from extensive refurbishment works.

Cuts push Galway schools into ‘unmanageable debt’ says Kitt

Primary schools across County Galway are falling into “unmanageable debt” due to cuts introduced by Education Minister Ruairí Quinn, particularly the scrapping of the minor works grant.

Ballinasloe and Roscommon to be surveyed on school patronage

Parents of children in Ballinasloe and Roscommon are to be asked what patrons they would like operating their local primary schools.


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