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O’Rourke apprehensive over future of Junior Cert

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Athlone councillor Aengus O’Rourke said he is concerned about the Government’s approach to reform of the Junior Cert. According to the town councillor Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has cited cost as a major factor for abolishing independent State assessment.

Get set for the local elections - they are only three years away

The election is over! Bring on the next one! After the marathon counts in Galway East and Galway West, there cannot be many people who want another election too soon.

Grant time delays still putting pressure on cash-strapped students, says Healy Eames

Substantial time delays in the processing of student grants and other funds are continuing to cause huge difficulties and undue stress for students in Galway and across the country, according to Fine Gael Seanad Education spokesperson, Senator Fidelma Healy Eames.

Senator slams retired teachers returning while graduates are ‘on dole’

Fine Gael Seanad education spokesperson Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has slammed schools which employ retired teachers to provide substitute cover when hundreds of newly qualified teachers are jobless.

Networking event for unemployed teachers

Fine Gael Seanad education spokesperson Senator Fidelma Healy Eames is

Healy Eames questions maths/science college places after steep points rise

Fine Gael Seanad Education Spokesperson Fidelma Healy-Eames has questioned whether the number of college places for science and maths subjects has fallen, following steep rises in points for these subjects.

Government paying €450,000 for inaccurate on-line history lessons

The Government is paying out €450,000 a year to Encyclopedia Britannica and World Book for schools to access online material which contains farcical inaccuracies about the Irish Civil War, according to Fine Gael Seanad Education Spokesperson, Fidelma Healy Eames.

Teachers and parents to march against education cuts

Dismayed teachers and parents from all over Galway and the west are set to take part in a major protest march in Eyre Square on Saturday, November 8.

Early school leavers urged to reveal why school system failed them

Early school leavers who left without completing their Leaving Certificate are being urged to take part in research into how and why the Irish education system has failed them.

Mainstreaming one local special needs class will cost State €40k

Moving children with special needs into mainstream school classes is not only a bad move educationally, it will cost the State dearly, a local politician has warned.

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