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Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan announces Government approval of the Teaching Council Amendment Bill

22nd January 2015
The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan T.D., today announced that Government has, this week, approved the Teaching Council Amendment Bill. The Bill will be published by the Oireachtas... [read more]
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Minister Jan O’Sullivan announces 70 major school building projects as part of €2.2bn five year plan

23rd December 2014
Projects to provide over 27,800 permanent school places and 3,500 jobs The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, T.D., today announced the 70 school projects which are scheduled for... [read more]
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Minister O’Sullivan announces the first major review of education and training programmes for early years sector

5th September 2014
Advisory Group on Early Years Education issues to be established for the first time The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’ Sullivan TD, has announced the first major review of education... [read more]
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Ebola Virus: Guidance for Schools and other educational institutions

27th August 2014
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) of the HSE has prepared advice on the Ebola virus for those in childcare, school and college settings. The Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’... [read more]
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STAR AWARDS 2014 WINNERS!

27th August 2014
Once again, Primary Times readers have come up trumps and have voted for their favourite local family-friendly places and entertainment in the annual reader survey from our summer magazines.  We... [read more]
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Doctors in Ireland warn of fresh child health fears as reports of illness linked to obesity and mental health grow

16th July 2014
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) launch presence in Ireland as new survey reveals: Nearly two thirds of Irish paediatricians report increase in obesity related illnesses 90%... [read more]
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Minister Quinn welcomes the findings of the Focussed Policy Assessment of the Early Start Programme

2nd July 2014
The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn, T.D.., today published a Focussed Policy Assessment of the Early Start pre-school programme. Early Start is a one-year early intervention... [read more]
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Minister Sherlock Announces Over 500 Primary Schools in Ireland to be Honoured for Science and Maths Excellence

24th June 2014
Minister of State for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock has today announced that over 500 Irish primary schools will receive the esteemed Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) Award of Science... [read more]
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PRIMARY SCHOOLS GET MOO-VING: National Finalists & Primary School County Winners Announced!

11th June 2014
Moo Crew – The Primary Dairy Moovement, secured participation at varying levels from 833 primary schools in 2014.   The concept was first introduced to schools last year to help children... [read more]
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Minister Sherlock Welcomes New Report Placing Ireland’s Education System in 9th Place Globally

21st May 2014
Minister of State with responsibility for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock T.D., has welcomed "The Learning Curve - Education and Skills for Life" report which was recently published by... [read more]
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Plan on Bullying at launch of National Anti-Bullying Centre in DCU

21st May 2014
Minister Quinn announces €50,000 start-up funding for Centre The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, T.D. and the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí... [read more]
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Minister Quinn welcomes Committee Stage of the Employment Equality Bill

10th April 2014
The proposed amendment will safeguard the rights of LGBT and single parent teachers The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D. has warmly welcomed the taking of Committee Stage... [read more]
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Minister Quinn announces new multi-denominational schools to open

13th March 2014
The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., has announced that four primary schools are expected to open this September under the patronage of Educate Together. This development is... [read more]
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Give us a SMILE!

27th February 2014
HOW CAN CHILDREN PREVENT TOOTH DECAY? The main cause of tooth decay is not the amount of sugar in the diet, but how often it is eaten or drunk. Every time children eat or drink anything sugary, their teeth... [read more]
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Learn to Grow your own Produce with Michael Kelly

27th February 2014
Learn to grow your own produce with founder of the Waterford Food Producer’s Network, and author Michael Kelly. A new drive to help people grow their own food and eat their way to at healthier and... [read more]
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Ten Top Tips for Parents of Primary School Children

27th February 2014
by Patience Thomson, author of 101 Ways to get your Child to Read Teach children to love books right from the start. Enjoy reading to them. Make it a relaxed and happy time for both of you. One of... [read more]
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Top Tips for Young Writers By Sarah Webb

27th February 2014
Writer, Sarah Webb shares some of her writing tips. Sarah worked as a children’s bookseller for many years and now writes full time. Her books for children include Kids Can Cook and the Amy Green... [read more]
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Good Money Management Starts at Home

25th February 2014
For future financial stability it is useful for everyone to learn good money management skills. As essential as learning maths and English, getting a firm grip of the finances, even from a very young age... [read more]
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Staycation vs Vacation

25th February 2014
That’s it. You’ve booked time off from work, the children have broken up from school and now you find yourself in a privileged position of being able to decide how and where to spend this wonderfully... [read more]
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Patchwork Veg Raised Bed Planter Boxes

25th February 2014
With climate change, cost of food and the old credit crunch on our doorstep, there was never a better time to start thinking about growing your own vegetables. Children love sowing seeds and seeing the... [read more]
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Watching Children Mature in the Information Age

25th February 2014
Rits Security Group launches an Internet Safety & Security information site for concerned Parents and Teachers www.parentalcontrol.ie   To assist parents and teachers in assessing the risks... [read more]
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Orienteering for Children

25th February 2014
In an era where chilling out is regarded as ‘crucial’ and comfort is the key, where food is plentiful and where more and more people are following sedentary lifestyles, how can we help ourselves?... [read more]
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Puppy Love

25th February 2014
Emer Halpenny offers some tips on welcoming a new addition to the family. Since babyhood, my daughter has been begagging for a dog. I’d like to say it was her first word. It wasn’t. Her... [read more]
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Pukka Ayurveda heralds a new era of skincare for mums of all ages

25th February 2014
Pukka Ayurveda heralds a new era of skincare for mums of all ages A new age of skincare has arrived with Pukka Ayurveda, taking beauty to a new level, with the power of super natural, creating an advanced... [read more]
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