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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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Rothaíocht go Ráth Cairn ar son bhus meánscoile

Lúnasa 11, 2014

Tá baill Chumann Rothaíochta Loch Lao chun rothaíocht ón Cheathrú Ghaeltachta i mBéal Feirste go Ráth Cairn na Mí le hairgead a thiomsú ar son bhus meánscoile Choláiste Feirste. Cuirfear an t-airgead a bhailítear ón rothaíocht i gciste ‘Tuistí an Tuaiscirt’, tuismitheoirí ó cheantar Ard Eoin ar a bhfuil a gcuid páistí ag freastal ar […]

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£0.5 million for Gaelscoil plan

Lúnasa 8, 2014

Ballycastle’s Gaelic-medium nursery and primary school has been given a £0.5 million development boost. Gaelscoil an Chaistil was recently informed by the Department of Education that it will be undertaking half a million pounds of development work on the Kiln’s Road school. The school will receive a new multi-purpose hall and two new classrooms as […]

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The girls are home from the Gaeltacht

Lúnasa 1, 2014

The girls are home from the Gaeltacht. Iníon a hAon and Iníon a Dó got good weather, talked for Ireland, did a bit of surfing (there was no surfing in my day) and now are tweeting and texting people who, when I was young, would have sent you a postcard or a letter. (You remember […]

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McHugh’s rusty Irish not the biggest challenge facing him

Iúil 28, 2014

After a week of sustained criticism for his lack of Irish, the new Minister of State for the Gaeltach Joe McHugh has begun a refresher course in Irish with the highly-regarded Liam Ó Cuinneagáin at Oideas Gael in Glencolumbcille in Co Donegal. McHugh’s lack of fluency in Irish is not a reflection on him (he […]

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Junior minister stands over promise that suitable site chosen for gaelscoil

Iúil 23, 2014

A row over the building of a new gaelscoil has resulted in a junior minister stating he fully stands over his promise that a suitable site has been found for it. Councillors based in north Cork have written to the minister for education seeking clarity over pre-local election statements which suggested that a suitable site […]

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Agóid faoin Aire Stáit Gaeltachta gan líofacht sa Ghaeilge

Iúil 21, 2014

100 duine a bhailigh ag oifig na Roinne Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta i nGaoth Dobhair Dé hAoine seo caite lena gcuid míshástachta a léiriú faoi cheapachán Aire Stáit Gaeltachta nach bhfuil iomlán líofa sa Ghaeilge. Dúirt an lucht eagraithe nárbh agóid phearsanta i gcoinne an Aire Stáit nuacheaptha, Joe McHugh, a bhí ann ach léirsiú […]

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Kenny rejects fears over Ministers’ ability with Irish

Iúil 17, 2014

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has rejected a call to reconsider his appointment of two Ministers with responsibility for the Gaeltacht who are not fluent in Irish. Mr Kenny said in Irish that when the Dáil resumes after the summer Minister of State Joe McHugh, who has direct responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs, will be fluent in the […]

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