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From TheJournal.ie Building firm caught up in school structural defects controversy wins contract to build new hospital block Wbs

Building firm caught up in school structural defects controversy wins contract to build new hospital block

A total of 42 schools built by WBS were inspected over concerns about structural problems.

From TheJournal.ie Western Building Systems calls for 'independent expert answers' into schools structural issues Building Works

Western Building Systems calls for 'independent expert answers' into schools structural issues

Education Minister Joe McHugh gave an update on the remediation programme on the schools built by the firm.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised about whether legal fees will be paid to school abuse victim applicants Redress Scheme

Concerns raised about whether legal fees will be paid to school abuse victim applicants

Thirteen applicants to the scheme have been offered €84,000, but there are concerns over the associated legal costs.

From TheJournal.ie Abuse survivors report 'huge fear' of visits to hospitals and institutions Abuse Survivors

Abuse survivors report 'huge fear' of visits to hospitals and institutions

That’s according to a new report published today.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil apology from Taoiseach after judge's finding that abuse redress scheme is 'inherently illogical' Redress Scheme

Dáil apology from Taoiseach after judge's finding that abuse redress scheme is 'inherently illogical'

A retired judge said that the State’s approach showed an “inherent inversion of logic and a fundamental unfairness to applicants”.

From TheJournal.ie Remedial works on 22 schools with structural issues begin tomorrow, says minister Remedial Works

Remedial works on 22 schools with structural issues begin tomorrow, says minister

The remedial works will be carried out over the summer period with all schools expected to re-open as normal for the new term in September.

From TheJournal.ie Education minister's UAE 'fact-finding mission' on what will bring Irish teachers back home Joe McHugh

Education minister's UAE 'fact-finding mission' on what will bring Irish teachers back home

More than 2,000 Irish people are employed in the education sector in the UAE.

From TheJournal.ie Bereaved students will be allowed sit alternative Leaving Cert paper in July under new rules Leaving Cert

Bereaved students will be allowed sit alternative Leaving Cert paper in July under new rules

Earlier this year, a student spoke on the radio about having to sit her Leaving Cert a day after her mother died.

From TheJournal.ie PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation' Education

PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation'

A new scheme aimed at teaching pupils a second language was announced today.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers to be rotated among schools under new substitute panel plan Staff Shortages

Teachers to be rotated among schools under new substitute panel plan

Schools in North and South Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kildare and Meath are being targeted in the new initiative.

From TheJournal.ie Education minister on school patronage changes: 'Just to be clear - Christmas will not be cancelled' Joe McHugh

Education minister on school patronage changes: 'Just to be clear - Christmas will not be cancelled'

It was claimed that Christmas celebrations in schools could be curtailed where patronage was switched to multi-denominational.

From TheJournal.ie These 12 schools now have a patron but do not have permanent school buildings Education

These 12 schools now have a patron but do not have permanent school buildings

The patronage of the schools was recommended by the New Schools Establishment Group.

From TheJournal.ie External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul Overhaul

External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul

A report launching today calls for a radical overhaul of how sex education is taught in both primary and secondary schools.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin land prices with 'development potential' on the rise, as €23m price tag for stadium defended Harold's Cross

Dublin land prices with 'development potential' on the rise, as €23m price tag for stadium defended

The land has been rezoned to allow for the construction of schools in Harold’s Cross.

From TheJournal.ie Students 'pressured' by new Leaving Cert grade scheme as number sitting higher level exams rises Education

Students 'pressured' by new Leaving Cert grade scheme as number sitting higher level exams rises

The Economic and Social Research has carried out an early analysis of the grading scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Minister for Education suing Western Building Systems after concerns of structural defects at schools High Court

Minister for Education suing Western Building Systems after concerns of structural defects at schools

A total of 42 schools built by Western Building Systems were inspected over concerns about potential structural problems earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie There are now 2.19 million people employed in Ireland, new figures show Employment

There are now 2.19 million people employed in Ireland, new figures show

61,900 additional people entered employment in 2017, according to the latest National Skills Bulletin.

From TheJournal.ie Decision to make history optional for the Junior Cert to be reviewed Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Decision to make history optional for the Junior Cert to be reviewed

The minister said the government has a duty to make sure the next generation is informed.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblowers alleged to have raised school building concerns to Department of Education in 2012 School Closures

Whistleblowers alleged to have raised school building concerns to Department of Education in 2012

The Joint Committee on Education heard claims that industry officials met with former Minister Ruairi Quinn over the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Plans being drawn up for potential closure of more school buildings over structural defects Safety Concerns

Plans being drawn up for potential closure of more school buildings over structural defects

The results of some assessments are due to be released tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Schools shut due to structural defects are to partially reopen after midterm break Dublin

Schools shut due to structural defects are to partially reopen after midterm break

The Department of Education said its “overriding priority … remains the health and safety of the school pupils and staff”.

From TheJournal.ie HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns' Building Inspections

HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns'

The company was involved in the construction of the extension to Beaumont Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Attorney General consulted over awarding of school building contracts to WBS School Closures

Attorney General consulted over awarding of school building contracts to WBS

A total of 42 schools will be assessed over the next two weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Here's the full list of schools impacted by the building scandal School Closures

Here's the full list of schools impacted by the building scandal

Education Minister Joe McHugh said he expects a number of schools will be forced to close.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unfair divide between haves and have-nots' as teacher shortage forcing some students to turn to grind schools Napd

'Unfair divide between haves and have-nots' as teacher shortage forcing some students to turn to grind schools

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals wants Minister for Education Joe McHugh to address the shortage of teachers.

From TheJournal.ie Government to fund US and Canadian students to come here to learn Irish Ag Caint As Gaeilge

Government to fund US and Canadian students to come here to learn Irish

American and Canadian students will visit Ireland during the summer months to attend intensive Irish language courses in the Gaeltacht.

From TheJournal.ie These two ministers are heading to the Gaeltacht this summer for a crash course in Irish Ag Caint As Gaeilge

These two ministers are heading to the Gaeltacht this summer for a crash course in Irish

The government is today launching its five-year Irish Language plan which has a focus on early child education.

From TheJournal.ie Aer Árann to cease flights to the Aran Islands from December Trasna Na Dtonnta

Aer Árann to cease flights to the Aran Islands from December

The department says it will be putting the routes out to tender.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fast ferry' service for Tory Island ends long-running row Delegating Responsibility

'Fast ferry' service for Tory Island ends long-running row

Meanwhile, a retired surveyor who inspected the Queen of Aran vessel multiple times argues it’s “perfectly seaworthy”.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's heartbreaking' - locals 'completely' reject latest state proposals to end Tory Island ferry impasse On The Cliff Edge

'It's heartbreaking' - locals 'completely' reject latest state proposals to end Tory Island ferry impasse

“We were expecting proposals, not conditions,” says manager of the Tory Co Op Marjorie Uí Chearbhaill.

From TheJournal.ie 'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods Flooding

'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for five counties.

From TheJournal.ie This TD has been tasked with helping the 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US Illegal Immigrants

This TD has been tasked with helping the 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US

John Deasy’s new role comes amid Donald Trump’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants.

From TheJournal.ie Government to give Goal almost €4m following investigation into financial irregularities Foreign Aid

Government to give Goal almost €4m following investigation into financial irregularities

Money had been withheld while the charity’s operations in Turkey and Syria were investigated.

From TheJournal.ie Boost for unemployment blackspot as over 100 new jobs announced Gweedore

Boost for unemployment blackspot as over 100 new jobs announced

A UK telemarketing company is coming to Donegal.

From TheJournal.ie No permission given yet for Star Wars filming in Donegal The North Awakens

No permission given yet for Star Wars filming in Donegal

This time it’s said to be heading to Malin Head.

From TheJournal.ie Aran Islands helicopter contract on hold (for now), but residents are still concerned Aer Arann

Aran Islands helicopter contract on hold (for now), but residents are still concerned

Locals say their objections have not yet been addressed.

From TheJournal.ie "An incredible inspiration": Gaeltacht minister Joe McHugh on learning Irish from a New Yorker Native New Yorker

"An incredible inspiration": Gaeltacht minister Joe McHugh on learning Irish from a New Yorker

Joe McHugh’s language skills were “ar an úrlár” when he took over the job. Here’s how he’s been getting on…

From TheJournal.ie What will become of the Aran Islands now that their airplane service is gone? Forgotten Islands?

What will become of the Aran Islands now that their airplane service is gone?

A new tender for the commuter service to the islands has been given to a Galway helicopter firm at the expense of Aer Arann Islands, the holder of the tender for the last 45 years.

From TheJournal.ie Irish speakers are angry that Enda Kenny doesn't think the Gaeltacht is in crisis Teanga Tied

Irish speakers are angry that Enda Kenny doesn't think the Gaeltacht is in crisis

Enda Kenny made his statement in an RTÉ Radio documentary.

From TheJournal.ie Houses are crumbling in Donegal and we should soon know why Mica

Houses are crumbling in Donegal and we should soon know why

A campaign group said the issue affects both private and council homes.

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