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Department finally complete detailed design stage for amalgamating Ennistymon schools

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Confirmation has been issued by the Minister for Education that the amalgamation of secondary schools in Ennistymon has been approved for tender.

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Crowe to meet with Minister Foley to progress amalgamation of Ennistymon schools

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Minister for Education Norma Foley (FF) will meet with Clare TD Cathal Crowe (FF) to discuss the finer details of amalgamating Ennistymon schools.

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Dept of Education guilty of ‘missing an open goal’ with planned Ennistymon school

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North Clare representatives have said the Department of Education missed “an open goal” by not including an astro-turf in their plans to build a new secondary school in Ennistymon.

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Government ‘washing its hands’ of responsibility & piling pressure on schools to complete reopening

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With schools set to reopen later this month, a Clare TD has cautioned that the timeframe to equip schools to conform to COVID-19 regulations is unrealistic and thus puts the upcoming academic term at risk.

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Knockanean get the green light for new school building

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Planning permission has been granted for the construction of a new school building for Knockanenan NS.

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Play pods for crèches with schools to reopen in August

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Schools are to reopen at the end of August while play pods are to separate children in childcare facilities from next month.

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Schools reopening crippled by ‘chronic under-investment’ as Dept of Education frustrate teachers

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“Chronic underinvestment” in education and childcare will “come home to roost” with the attempted reopening of schools and creches in the coming months according to a Clare principal.

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Leaving Cert officially cancelled

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For the first time since its introduction, the Leaving Certificate has been cancelled, the Minister for Education has confirmed.

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Department examining proposal to add driving & swimming lessons to curriculum

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*Shannon Leisure Centre. Photograph: John Mangan Minister of Education, Joe McHugh (FG) has been requested by Clare County Council to…

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Students to get full marks for practical & oral exams in Leaving & Junior Cert

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Oral and practical tests for the Leaving and Junior Certificate have been cancelled.

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