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# solas - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Opinion: I want to change the way society sees ex-offenders so I organised a TEDx Talk in Mountjoy

Ex prisoners took to the stage to deliver talks to an audience of prisoners, senior policymakers, politicians, activists, education-providers, and employers, writes Nikki Gallagher.

# solas - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Behind the scenes with an Aer Lingus apprentice

The airline is doubling its normal intake of new recruits.

# solas - Friday 25 May, 2018

Charity behind Galway's arthouse cinema recorded no income after 2007, despite donations

Solas-Galway Picture Palace went into voluntary liquidation in July 2017.

# solas - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

"Employers are losing out" - why are less than 1% of state apprenticeships being taken by women?

Just 52 of them in fact. But is there more than just gender stereotypes behind the exclusion of women from so many established professions?

# solas - Monday 16 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge Here's the new bar replacing Solas on Dublin's Camden Mile Camden Mile

Here's the new bar replacing Solas on Dublin's Camden Mile

It’s called The Jar.

# solas - Saturday 27 December, 2014

# solas - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Government silent as Snowden docs reveal access to Ireland's internet cables

It has been revealed that UK authorities have access to one Irish submarine internet cable.

# solas - Friday 14 November, 2014

The number of people doing apprenticeships has nearly doubled since last year

There has been a steady increase in the number of people signing on to do apprenticeships.

# solas - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

OECD says JobBridge is leaving most disadvantaged behind

The international think tank also recommended that the role of the Community Employment Programme be reconsidered as it is not cost effective, especially in terms of getting people back to regular employment.

# solas - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Apprentices to pay higher fees as budget cuts kick in

The costs are associated with registration fees paid to the institutes of technology attended by those in SOLAS/FÁS programmes.

# solas - Sunday 29 December, 2013

More than 40 Intreo Centres to be active by February 2014

Jobseekers can receive payments and supports at the new centres.

# solas - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

FÁS is no more... say hello to SOLAS

The Education and Training Authority SOLAS has now officially replaced FÁS.

# solas - Monday 23 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Heartwarming flashmob proposal in a Dublin bar Will You?

Heartwarming flashmob proposal in a Dublin bar

Ronan and Sarah, we wish you all the best.

# solas - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Magdalenes, water charges and Coillte sales

The Environment sub-committee will today consider amending the legislation behind the new water charges regime.

# solas - Thursday 1 December, 2011

FÁS management to appear before Public Accounts Committee

Senior officials from the state agency are to face questions as the Dáil committe scrutinises its accounts for last year.

# solas - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Column: It’s a shame JobBridge is badly curated – there are some quality offers in there

Employer and online business MD Aaron McKenna says that while JobBridge is scattered with ads for unskilled, unpaid labour, internships – even unpaid – should not be written off as without merit.

# solas - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# solas - Friday 29 July, 2011

SOLAS is the new FÁS, but will the name cause confusion?

Concerns have been raised about confusion over the name of the new agency and the Solas cancer care centre in Waterford. What else do we know as solas?…

# solas - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

FÁS to be replaced with new agency 'SOLAS'

The Minister for Education has announced that the employment authority FÁS will be replaced with a new agency named SOLAS, which will respond to the requirements of “a changed and changing economy”.