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Divestment ‘not progressing as quickly as hoped’

Meán Fómhair 1, 2014

The Minister for Education has accepted that plans to divest primary schools from the Catholic Church to other patrons are not progressing as quickly as hoped. Today will see only the second change of patronage under the scheme when Newtownwhite National School outside Ballina, Co Mayo, transfers from the Church of Ireland to Educate Together […]

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Limerick’s Laurel Hill is Ireland’s top school

Meán Fómhair 1, 2014

Limerick’s Laurel Hill Colaiste FCJ is the first gaelcholaiste to be named the top secondary school in Ireland. With an average of 88.7% of its pupils gaining university places over the last three years, the 400-pupil girls’ school on South Circular Road, Limerick, has overtaken boys’ boarding school Glenstal Abbey, in Murroe, Limerick, to gain […]

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Limerick tops secondary-school league tables

Meán Fómhair 1, 2014

Gaelscoileanna have beaten off stiff competition to secure a place in the top 10 of this year’s Sunday Times Parent Power Survey. Irish-language schools represent 5% of secondary schools nationally. Limerick’s Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ is the first non-fee-paying school to top the secondary schools league table for 10 years, ousting Glenstal Abbey in Murroe, […]

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Coláiste Ailigh tops in Ulster

Meán Fómhair 1, 2014

Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny is the top school in Ulster, according to a survey in today’s Sunday Times. The paper ranked Ireland’s top 400 secondary schools based on the percentage of students admitted to university in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Coláiste Ailigh ranked 15th nationally, up from 43rd last year, with 77.3% of students at going […]

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Limerick tops secondary-school league tables

Meán Fómhair 1, 2014

Gaelscoileanna have beaten off stiff competition to secure a place in the top 10 of this year’s Sunday Times Parent Power Survey. Irish-language schools represent 5% of secondary schools nationally. Limerick’s Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ is the first non-fee-paying school to top the secondary schools league table for 10 years, ousting Glenstal Abbey in Murroe, […]

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Young gaelgóirí enjoy the Colaiste Lú summer camps

Meán Fómhair 1, 2014

Young gaelgóirí from all over the county descended on the gaelcholáiste this month for a fun-filled and worthwhile week at Coláiste Lú’s annual summer camp. In its second successful year, the summer camp offers an opportunity to students aged between 10 and 13 to practice their Irish and make new friends while engaging in a […]

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O’Dowd turns down Castlederg Irish language satellite unit

Lúnasa 29, 2014

Education Minister, John O’Dowd, has turned down a development proposal to expand Gaelscoil Uí Dhochartaigh, Strabane. The Western Education and Library Board, on behalf of the Board of Governors of Gaelscoil Uí Dhochartaigh, published a development proposal seeking to expand the school through the establishment of an ‘off-site unit’ in Castlederg. This unit was to […]

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Oideachas na hArdteiste – ceart agus cothrom?

Lúnasa 18, 2014

An bhfuil oideachas ceart á fháil ag na mic léinn a dhéanann scrúduithe na hArdteistiméireachta? Seo ceist a phléitear gach Lúnasa, nuair a chuirtear amach torthaí na hArdteiste, agus nuair a thugtar tairiscintí choláistí tríú leibhéil amach trí chóras an CAO. An bhfuil athchóiriú ag teastáil? Má tá, an dtabharfar faoin athchóiriú sin go luath? […]

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Irish in vogue as foreign languages fall out of favour

Lúnasa 13, 2014

More Leaving Cert students may be brushing up on their Irish, but foreign languages, in demand from employers, are losing favour. Growing numbers of candidates are opting for higher level Irish, up to 40pc this year, showing a steady rise from 37pc two years age. It is attributed to a change introduced some years ago […]

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More is more as number of students taking Irish and science increase

Lúnasa 13, 2014

During her term as minister for education, Mary Hanafin increased the percentage grade for the oral component of Irish to 40 per cent, aiming to increase the overall numbers taking Irish and the uptake at higher level. This change was flagged in advance over a five year period, so Hanafin was long gone from the […]

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