Meet Our New Minister for Education

Source: Article by Patrick Lavelle from UniversityTimes.ie  | College Affairs Editor Jan O’Sullivan is a TD for the Limerick City Constituency. Born in Clonlara, Co. Clare in 1950, she was educated at Villiers Secondary School in Limerick, and subsequently at Trinity College Dublin. Following her graduation from Trinity, she took a Higher Diploma in Education at…









Updated Garda Vetting Forms

The Garda Central Vetting Bureau have issued an updated Declaration section on the back of the Vetting form. The older version of the form will not be accepted for applications submitted after the 24 June 2014.  The Teaching Council is the authorised body for administering Garda Vetting for teachers in Ireland. The Council undertakes the…









Ruairi Quinn Announces his Resignation

The Dublin South-East TD said he will not be running in the next general election. Mr Quinn has confirmed he will be standing down as a Cabinet minister and doesn’t want to be reconsidered for inclusion. The Education Minister was expected to be dropped in the reshuffle in the coming weeks after Joan Burton becomes Labour Party leader and…









Stand Up at Work Campaign from BelongTo

BelongTo have just kicked off their Stand Up at Work Campaign. This encourages everyone in the workplace to take a stand against homophobia & transphobia. Non-discrimination is a fundamental right at work as defined by the International Labour Organisation. The right to equal treatment in the workplace is reflected in Irish law.  The Equality Acts outlaw discrimination…









10 Apps for Math Fluency

There are so many ways to use mobile devices with students. You can createinteractive textbooks for children to read, ask them to explain their thinking through screencasting or help them access informational text using QR codes. Mobile devices can also be used to help students practice foundational math skills and build their math fluency. In order for students to…









Minister Ruairi Quinn

Quinn Welcomes Compulsory Registration for all Teachers

The Minister for Education & Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., has welcomed the official commencement of Section 30 of the Teaching Council Act 2001. As of Tuesday 28th January 2014, all teachers in recognised schools must be registered with the Teaching Council, the professional standards body for teachers, in order to be paid by the State.  A…









Our World Champion Josh Dillon

Josh Dillon is a first year student at The Donahies Community School, Dublin 13. During the mid term break Josh was a member of the Ireland wheelchair football team that took part in the World Championships in Paris. His selection and participation on this team is a source of great pride to everyone at the school. As…