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#Ruairí Quinn

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Archbishop: 'Baptising children simply to be able to attend a specific school is an abuse of baptism'
# Pragmatic Baptism
# Pragmatic Baptism

Archbishop: 'Baptising children simply to be able to attend a specific school is an abuse of baptism'

Dec 8th 2015, 9:50 AM 15,013 Views 256 Comments

Former Minister for Education and current Labour TD Ruairí Quinn spoke this morning of the urgent need for reform in the area.

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 10 July, 2015

Here are all the Labour TDs stepping down at the next election (so far)
# Gonezo
# Gonezo

Here are all the Labour TDs stepping down at the next election (so far)

Jul 10th 2015, 8:06 PM 17,806 Views 80 Comments

Will there be any more?

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Meet the Hillary fundraiser who reckons she has a shot at the Dáil
# Going For It
# Going For It

Meet the Hillary fundraiser who reckons she has a shot at the Dáil

Apr 14th 2015, 8:30 PM 14,283 Views 31 Comments

Linda O’Shea Farren, who failed to get elected to Dublin City Council last year, is seeking the Fine Gael nomination in Dublin Bay South.

Quinn: 'There is NO alternative to a Fine Gael-Labour government'
# The Only Way Is Enda
# The Only Way Is Enda

Quinn: 'There is NO alternative to a Fine Gael-Labour government'

Apr 14th 2015, 3:12 PM 10,872 Views 62 Comments

The former minister has dismissed the idea that there is an alternative to the current government.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Here's why Jan O'Sullivan's schools plan could spark a BIG row in government
# Admissions
# Admissions

Here's why Jan O'Sullivan's schools plan could spark a BIG row in government

Apr 7th 2015, 3:00 PM 13,160 Views 33 Comments

Analysis: The politics behind today’s news on changes to schools’ admissions policy.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 1 February, 2015

9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist
# Most Unparliamentary
# Most Unparliamentary

9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist

Feb 1st 2015, 10:30 AM 27,836 Views 50 Comments

The debate about sexism in Irish politics has been reignited by Michael Lowry and his controversial note this week.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 29 December, 2014

"Putting the abortion laws into the Constitution was a mistake"
# Retrospect
# Retrospect

"Putting the abortion laws into the Constitution was a mistake"

Dec 29th 2014, 9:34 AM 9,299 Views 44 Comments

Labour TD Ruairi Quinn has said there is “no question” that Ireland’s abortion laws will change.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 18 December, 2014

13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night
# Absent
# Absent

13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night

Dec 18th 2014, 2:05 PM 11,731 Views 51 Comments

A large number of Labour deputies missed the vote on a bill to hold a referendum on repealing the 8th Amendment.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 1 December, 2014

Teachers are almost certainly going on strike tomorrow
# Deadlock
# Deadlock

Teachers are almost certainly going on strike tomorrow

Dec 1st 2014, 1:52 PM 18,804 Views 119 Comments

Neither the minister nor the unions will budge.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Jan O'Sullivan rules out any more compromise on her Junior Cycle reforms
# Collapsed Talks
# Collapsed Talks

Jan O'Sullivan rules out any more compromise on her Junior Cycle reforms

Nov 11th 2014, 7:25 PM 11,430 Views 47 Comments

Teaching unions rejected a revised set of proposals today.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Check out out these pictures of Michael Noonan on Budget Day... 23 years ago
# Flashback
# Flashback

Check out out these pictures of Michael Noonan on Budget Day... 23 years ago

Oct 14th 2014, 7:45 AM 16,154 Views 34 Comments

Ah the 90s were great…

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 11 July, 2014

Taoiseach thanks former ministers for service 'during difficult times'
# Reshuffle
# Reshuffle

Taoiseach thanks former ministers for service 'during difficult times'

Jul 11th 2014, 2:21 PM 5,089 Views 10 Comments

Announcing his new Cabinet today, Enda Kenny thanked outgoing ministers for their service to the Irish people.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

The Taoiseach thanked Eamon Gilmore for all his work during today's Cabinet meeting
# Cheers Eamo
# Cheers Eamo

The Taoiseach thanked Eamon Gilmore for all his work during today's Cabinet meeting

Jul 8th 2014, 5:15 PM 9,226 Views 22 Comments

But it didn’t get emotional, the Jobs Minister Richard Bruton insisted today.

Gone home early? Ruairí Quinn absent for his final questions as Education Minister
# Reshuffle
# Reshuffle

Gone home early? Ruairí Quinn absent for his final questions as Education Minister

Jul 8th 2014, 2:32 PM 7,219 Views 17 Comments

The Minister announced last week that he will be ending up his career in politics after almost four decades.

Will some people lose their free travel passes?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Will some people lose their free travel passes?

Jul 8th 2014, 9:00 AM 10,299 Views 22 Comments

That’s what Fianna Fáil will be asking the Government today, but what else is happening in Leinster House?

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 4 July, 2014

Here are 6 big challenges facing Joan Burton as the new Labour leader and Tánaiste
# Work To Be Done
# Work To Be Done

Here are 6 big challenges facing Joan Burton as the new Labour leader and Tánaiste

Jul 4th 2014, 8:30 PM 11,014 Views 57 Comments

She’s won the race to be leader but the hard work starts now for the new Tánaiste.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 3 July, 2014

'How's my hair?': Quinn brings smiles and a bit of emotion as he departs on his own terms
# Departure
# Departure

'How's my hair?': Quinn brings smiles and a bit of emotion as he departs on his own terms

Jul 3rd 2014, 8:15 AM 11,279 Views 47 Comments

The outgoing Education Minister pre-empted his likely demotion with his announcement yesterday.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Jul 3rd 2014, 12:21 AM 12,647 Views 10 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Ruairí Quinn, Arthur’s Day and Israel-Palestine tensions.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has resigned from Cabinet
# I'm Out
# I'm Out

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has resigned from Cabinet

Jul 2nd 2014, 10:50 PM 43,478 Views 195 Comments

The Labour TD will step down after the reshuffle, he confirmed today.

"A nice, decent gentleman" and the inventor of the Euro: Reaction to Ruairí Quinn's departure
# Reforming Zeal
# Reforming Zeal

"A nice, decent gentleman" and the inventor of the Euro: Reaction to Ruairí Quinn's departure

Jul 2nd 2014, 6:15 PM 33,680 Views 163 Comments

The Education Minister has confirmed he’s stepping down from Government, and won’t run again for a Dáil seat.

Here's one who left earlier: All smiles as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore takes his last Dáil questions
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

Here's one who left earlier: All smiles as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore takes his last Dáil questions

Jul 2nd 2014, 12:22 PM 7,881 Views 32 Comments

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett joked that nothing’s official yet but that ‘he reads the newspapers’.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Whistleblower says builders paid by State are defrauding the welfare system
# Dáil Claims
# Dáil Claims

Whistleblower says builders paid by State are defrauding the welfare system

Jun 26th 2014, 2:19 PM 9,523 Views 15 Comments

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn dealt with the claims raised by Fianna Fáil’s Robert Troy at Leaders’ Questions today.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

'I don't have to fight for more money from the government' - Education Minister
# The Educators
# The Educators

'I don't have to fight for more money from the government' - Education Minister

Jun 18th 2014, 1:58 PM 4,751 Views 19 Comments

Ruairi Quinn says that because three of the four members of the Economic Management Council are teachers, he never has to fight for funding.

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

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

Jun 18th 2014, 11:01 AM 8,700 Views 17 Comments

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

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Here's the form children will be asked to fill out about their abilities as they enter secondary school
# Educational Passport
# Educational Passport

Here's the form children will be asked to fill out about their abilities as they enter secondary school

Jun 17th 2014, 11:18 AM 16,789 Views 24 Comments

Parents will also be able to give their thoughts on where their child may need extra help.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 9 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 9th 2014, 9:02 AM 4,159 Views 29 Comments

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

# ruairi-quinn - Saturday 7 June, 2014

TD warns that children's lives are being put at risk during storms
# Red Alert
# Red Alert

TD warns that children's lives are being put at risk during storms

Jun 7th 2014, 9:00 AM 11,775 Views 14 Comments

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn admitted that the current advice system for schools may need to be updated.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Minister Quinn invites teachers unions to talk on junior cycle reform, ASTI welcome the invite
# Let The Talks Begin
# Let The Talks Begin

Minister Quinn invites teachers unions to talk on junior cycle reform, ASTI welcome the invite

May 29th 2014, 5:46 PM 6,640 Views 28 Comments

The new junior cert is being phased in from September to incoming first year students.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

The contenders: Labour's leadership battle is taking shape, but one minister has ruled himself out
# The Mourning After
# The Mourning After

The contenders: Labour's leadership battle is taking shape, but one minister has ruled himself out

May 27th 2014, 10:58 PM 33,608 Views 134 Comments

Brendan Howlin and Alan Kelly have both said they will decide on their intentions in the next 48 hours.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition
# TBT
# TBT

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition

May 22nd 2014, 1:05 PM 7,752 Views 8 Comments

From befriending Tom Cruise to stealing each other’s outfits, our politicians have done it all.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Quinn says DEIS schools now 'bearing fruit' as exam results improve
# Onwards And Upwards
# Onwards And Upwards

Quinn says DEIS schools now 'bearing fruit' as exam results improve

May 15th 2014, 3:05 PM 8,263 Views 20 Comments

Research from the Education and Skills Centre finds exam results since the DEIS school introduction have continually improved.

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity
# Resources
# Resources

Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity

May 13th 2014, 7:47 AM 4,194 Views 17 Comments

Minister Ruairi Quinn has stressed that there are currently no plans to reassess resource levels.

# ruairi-quinn - Monday 12 May, 2014

Quinn says days of apartheid in education are over as he launches €169m European programme
# Erasmus
# Erasmus

Quinn says days of apartheid in education are over as he launches €169m European programme

May 12th 2014, 6:07 PM 12,096 Views 48 Comments

The programme will draw together multiple previous European programmes into one.

# ruairi-quinn - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Ming: New garda whistleblower makes allegations about fake heroin dealing
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Ming: New garda whistleblower makes allegations about fake heroin dealing

May 8th 2014, 10:45 PM 50,876 Views 130 Comments

A stolen file, a garda threat, and allegations of heroin dealing were raised by the independent TD in the Dáil today.

# ruairi-quinn - Friday 2 May, 2014

Quinn gives €35 million to schools so they can have nicer toilets and roofs
# Grand Designs
# Grand Designs

Quinn gives €35 million to schools so they can have nicer toilets and roofs

May 2nd 2014, 1:39 PM 11,366 Views 39 Comments

In total, 386 schools all across the country will receive the funding.

# ruairi-quinn - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Teachers do, literally, run the country
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Teachers do, literally, run the country

Apr 27th 2014, 8:30 AM 238 Views 120 Comments

But it hasn’t helped them as those old-school types have made it next to impossible for young qualified types to get a permanent job.

# ruairi-quinn - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Minister: There'll be a reshuffle in September but 'nobody knows' what's going to happen
# Everyday I'm Shufflin
# Everyday I'm Shufflin

Minister: There'll be a reshuffle in September but 'nobody knows' what's going to happen

Apr 23rd 2014, 12:00 PM 7,071 Views 53 Comments

Ruairí Quinn has also admitted that the coalition has to “work better together”.

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

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

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:40 AM 14,660 Views 126 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Apr 23rd 2014, 9:08 AM 23,415 Views 238 Comments

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

# ruairi-quinn - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers
# Rumble For Ruairi
# Rumble For Ruairi

Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers

Apr 22nd 2014, 11:01 PM 22,450 Views 169 Comments

The minister had earlier today faced the ire of primary teachers.

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