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#Education Minister

# education-minister - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Parents and students will be able to have their say on the use of smartphones in schools

The Education Minister said smartphone use by students “increasingly caused concern”.

# education-minister - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow

Minister for Education Richard Bruton announced on Twitter that schools will have to assess the damage done themselves.

# education-minister - Monday 25 May, 2015

'Time is fast running out for rogue operators': Crackdown on English language colleges

“Retaining the status quo is simply not an option,” Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said.

# education-minister - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Good news for teachers looking for work in Ireland in Budget 2015

There will be 1,700 new teaching posts offered next year.

# education-minister - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

New funding to encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to become teachers

Minister Quinn has allocated €19,500 to the programme.

# education-minister - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Radical shake-up on the cards for country's 10,000 special education teachers

Under the proposals, teachers would be allocated to schools “in line with each school’s educational need for such support”.

# education-minister - Monday 9 June, 2014

Education Minister backs Archbishop's call for mother-and-baby homes investigation

Diarmuid Martin has called for a “full-bodied investigation” into all mother-and-baby homes.

# education-minister - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Ruairí Quinn: Being booed and heckled by teachers 'certainly wasn't enjoyable'

Meanwhile, the Department of Education has denied that the Minister was trying to suggest a higher level maths requirement would get more men into the teaching profession.

Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher?

The Education Minister said he wants this to be the case, but is it necessary?

# education-minister - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Poll: Should children be allowed to go home early to avoid religion class? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should children be allowed to go home early to avoid religion class?

Reforms expected to be announced later today could make it easier for children to opt-out.

# education-minister - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

College fees to get cut for children of Irish emigrants

The new rates will be in place by this September.

# education-minister - Friday 14 February, 2014

Quinn ‘regrets’ teachers’ decision to ballot for industrial action

27,000 ASTI and TUI members are to be balloted on non-co-operation with the new Junior Cycle.

# education-minister - Thursday 30 January, 2014

English, Irish, Maths... Politics: The Leaving Cert to get a new subject

Future TDs will be able to get a head start on what they need to know, as part of new plans confirmed by the Education Minister.

# education-minister - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Poll: Should religion be taught at home and not in schools? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should religion be taught at home and not in schools?

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn indicated yesterday that families and parishes could take responsibility for religious education.

# education-minister - Monday 16 December, 2013

Reading and maths grades continue to improve in DEIS schools — report

Gains throughout the lifetime of the program are ‘consistent’, Education Minister Ruairi Quinn said.

# education-minister - Friday 8 November, 2013

# education-minister - Thursday 7 November, 2013

School repair grants worth €68m reintroduced

The grants were scrapped in 2012. They’ll allow schools to carry out minor works like fixing roofs and windows.

# education-minister - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Chief Inspector's Report highlights problems with Maths and Irish teaching

The teaching of Irish was found to be “problematic” in almost one in three lessons at post-primary, while Maths teaching was found to be “satisfactory or better” in just 77 per cent of schools monitored.

# education-minister - Monday 2 September, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# education-minister - Monday 12 August, 2013

Report for Quinn on Leaving Cert Maths paper errors "nearing completion"

The minister had ordered that the SEC take the errors into account when marking the exam. Results are due out on Wednesday.

# education-minister - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Education Minister quizzed over needs of schoolchildren with Down Syndrome

The group are looking for the Minister to recognise that children with Down Syndrome have complex and enduring needs.

# education-minister - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Boys ditch homework and mitch school (but still better at maths than girls)

An ESRI conference heard boys are more likely than girls to be absent from school and less likely to do homework.

# education-minister - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Column: We need to produce a generation of independent thinkers – history is the key

TV shows like ‘The Tudors’ and ‘Rome’ show that history is more popular than ever – yet, under proposed changes to the Junior Certificate, history could become an optional subject or short course. It makes no sense, writes teacher Christian O’Connor.

# education-minister - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Ruairí Quinn: School enrolment to be 'more structured, fair and transparent'

The minister is to publish a bill which will curtail the “over-use of preferential treatment” in the enrolment process.

# education-minister - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Nobel Prize winning writer to speak at free event in Dublin

Mario Vargas Llosa has been an important figure in world literature since the 1960s – and will speak to students and some lucky members of the public at Spanish institute in Dublin.

# education-minister - Sunday 6 May, 2012

VIDEO: Students make direct appeal to Education Minister to fix their school

Students at NewPark Comprehensive School in Dublin have been promised a new school building for years – but now it’s been delayed yet again. Now they’ve taken matters into their own hands.

# education-minister - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Quinn says no to 'narrow focus' on university performance

The Times Higher Education world reputation rankings failed to feature an Irish university – but the Education Minister indicated this is not a cause for concern.

# education-minister - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Silent protest held as Quinn speaks at INTO conference

The Education Minister was speaking to hundreds of primary school teachers at the INTO conference today when a group stood and held banners that included slogans like “save our schools”.

# education-minister - Monday 12 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Caption competition: Cold shoulder or shy boy? Picture This

Caption competition: Cold shoulder or shy boy?

This is how one junior infants student reacted to a visit from the Education Minister today…

# education-minister - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Cost of school books to be reduced to loan schemes

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn said today that education book publishers will reduce the cost of school books in schools that run book rental schemes by between 12 and 17.5 per cent.

# education-minister - Monday 19 September, 2011

O'Dowd named as McGuinness replacement

The Stormont Education Minister will be nominated as temporary deputy first minister today.

# education-minister - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Quinn says he is 'disappointed' at redress money offered by religious congregations

Minister Ruairí Quinn also said that a memorial will be created for the victims of institutional abuse in Ireland.

# education-minister - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Ruairi Quinn: Michael Noonan has a tougher job than Michael Collins...

The Education Minister warns secondary school teachers that budgets are tight as the State’s first Finance Minister Collins had “more room for manouevre” than his most recent successor.

# education-minister - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

Poll: Should schools be allowed to hire the unemployed to work for free? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should schools be allowed to hire the unemployed to work for free?

Under a new scheme, schools will be able to hire unemployed teachers, graduates and non-graduates to work for free. So is it a great opportunity for them to build their cv, or exploitation?