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#Ruairí Quinn

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here are all the Labour TDs stepping down at the next election (so far) Gonezo
From TheJournal.ie Meet the Hillary fundraiser who reckons she has a shot at the Dáil Going For It

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn: 'There is NO alternative to a Fine Gael-Labour government' The Only Way Is Enda

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's why Jan O'Sullivan's schools plan could spark a BIG row in government Admissions

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist Most Unparliamentary This post contains videos

9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist

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

From TheJournal.ie "Putting the abortion laws into the Constitution was a mistake" Retrospect

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night Absent

13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night

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

From TheJournal.ie Teachers are almost certainly going on strike tomorrow Deadlock

Teachers are almost certainly going on strike tomorrow

Neither the minister nor the unions will budge.

From TheJournal.ie Jan O'Sullivan rules out any more compromise on her Junior Cycle reforms Collapsed Talks

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

Teaching unions rejected a revised set of proposals today.

From TheJournal.ie Check out out these pictures of Michael Noonan on Budget Day... 23 years ago Flashback
From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach thanks former ministers for service 'during difficult times' Reshuffle

Taoiseach thanks former ministers for service 'during difficult times'

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

From TheJournal.ie The Taoiseach thanked Eamon Gilmore for all his work during today's Cabinet meeting Cheers Eamo

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Gone home early? Ruairí Quinn absent for his final questions as Education Minister Reshuffle

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Will some people lose their free travel passes? Oireachtas Agenda

Will some people lose their free travel passes?

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

From TheJournal.ie Here are 6 big challenges facing Joan Burton as the new Labour leader and Tánaiste Work To Be Done

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'How's my hair?': Quinn brings smiles and a bit of emotion as he departs on his own terms Departure This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

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

From TheJournal.ie Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has resigned from Cabinet I'm Out This post contains videos

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has resigned from Cabinet

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's one who left earlier: All smiles as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore takes his last Dáil questions Stepping Down This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblower says builders paid by State are defrauding the welfare system Dáil Claims

Whistleblower says builders paid by State are defrauding the welfare system

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't have to fight for more money from the government' - Education Minister The Educators

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Radical shake-up on the cards for country's 10,000 special education teachers Changes

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Education Minister backs Archbishop's call for mother-and-baby homes investigation Full Inquiry

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

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

From TheJournal.ie TD warns that children's lives are being put at risk during storms Red Alert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Throwback Thursday: Politics edition TBT

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition

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

From TheJournal.ie Quinn says DEIS schools now 'bearing fruit' as exam results improve Onwards And Upwards

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity Resources

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Quinn says days of apartheid in education are over as he launches €169m European programme Erasmus

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ming: New garda whistleblower makes allegations about fake heroin dealing Leaders' Questions

Ming: New garda whistleblower makes allegations about fake heroin dealing

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

From TheJournal.ie Quinn gives €35 million to schools so they can have nicer toilets and roofs Grand Designs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: Teachers do, literally, run the country Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Teachers do, literally, run the country

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ruairí Quinn: Being booed and heckled by teachers 'certainly wasn't enjoyable' Under Fire

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers Rumble For Ruairi

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

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

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