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Chief Scientific Adviser's dual role to be 'decoupled' following concerns over independence
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Chief Scientific Adviser's dual role to be 'decoupled' following concerns over independence

Nov 10th 2021, 3:22 PM 10,899 Views 0 Comments

Minister Simon Harris announced a public consultation on science advice will take place early next year.

Campaign to raise awareness around spiking to be launched, says minister
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Campaign to raise awareness around spiking to be launched, says minister

Nov 5th 2021, 2:16 PM 11,431 Views 26 Comments

Minister Simon Harris says there have been a number of cases in the UK that are concerning.

There's a 'national obsession' with the points race, says Harris highlighting CAO changes
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There's a 'national obsession' with the points race, says Harris highlighting CAO changes

Nov 5th 2021, 1:02 PM 14,274 Views 30 Comments

The new enhanced CAO website now includes Further Education and Apprenticeship options.

Uncertain future of Dublin's Science Gallery to be discussed next week
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Uncertain future of Dublin's Science Gallery to be discussed next week

Oct 29th 2021, 10:54 PM 17,303 Views 14 Comments

News emerged this week that the gallery is set to close its doors for good in February.

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New technological university announced for the north west

Oct 28th 2021, 3:58 PM 21,269 Views 23 Comments

Galway-Mayo, Sligo and Letterkenny institutes of technology are to combine to become a Technical University.

New tool allows higher education students to anonymously report sexual harassment and violence
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New tool allows higher education students to anonymously report sexual harassment and violence

Oct 19th 2021, 6:15 AM 6,267 Views 4 Comments

The Speak Out tool will be launched across 18 universities this academic year.

Pop-up vaccination centres to be extended on college campuses
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Pop-up vaccination centres to be extended on college campuses

Oct 16th 2021, 12:35 PM 11,396 Views 5 Comments

The pop-up centres were established across 15 higher education sites two weeks ago as part of Vaccination Week.

Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'
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Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'

Updated Oct 15th 2021, 8:33 PM 73,558 Views 166 Comments

It follow concerns from NPHET about the spread of Covid-19.

Families and children of public figures are 'not fair game', says minister
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Families and children of public figures are 'not fair game', says minister

Sep 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 20,878 Views 18 Comments

Coveney said he was not sure whether legislation to tackle protests at the homes of politicians would be possible.

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris and wife announce birth of baby boy
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Higher Education Minister Simon Harris and wife announce birth of baby boy

Sep 22nd 2021, 10:37 PM 29,008 Views 1 Comment

The Taoiseach congratulated Harris and his wife Caoimhe on the arrival of their second child.

Varadkar says SF TD who named Harris as leaker has no evidence and was just repeating a rumour
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Varadkar says SF TD who named Harris as leaker has no evidence and was just repeating a rumour

Updated Sep 16th 2021, 2:14 PM 32,221 Views 63 Comments
  • TD Matt Carthy claims a junior Fine Gael minister operated a 'sting operation' to uncover the leaker
  • Minister Simon Harris says Carthy's claims are untrue
  • Harris says he will 'consider very strongly" reporting the Carthy to the Oireachtas Committee on Procedure and Privileges
Opinion: If the way we live and work after Covid can be reformed, why not education too?
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Opinion: If the way we live and work after Covid can be reformed, why not education too?

Updated Sep 10th 2021, 10:15 AM 15,763 Views 22 Comments

It’s an ideal time to reform the Irish educational system, writes Emma DeSouza.

Higher education minister questions if Leaving Cert is ‘right way to go’
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Higher education minister questions if Leaving Cert is ‘right way to go’

Sep 8th 2021, 7:31 PM 16,821 Views 41 Comments

Simon Harris said the points race for third level places is ‘not the international norm’.

Harris to seek government approval for 4,600 extra college places for upcoming semester
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Harris to seek government approval for 4,600 extra college places for upcoming semester

Jul 13th 2021, 7:56 AM 13,963 Views 18 Comments

There has been a significant increase in demand for college places this year.

Staff and students urged to sign up for pilot antigen testing project on four college campuses
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Staff and students urged to sign up for pilot antigen testing project on four college campuses

Jul 12th 2021, 9:01 AM 19,561 Views 14 Comments

Testing will involve volunteers providing saliva samples twice weekly.

Simon Harris says the pandemic has been particularly hard for college students - but next year will be different
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Simon Harris says the pandemic has been particularly hard for college students - but next year will be different

Jun 15th 2021, 4:21 PM 9,652 Views 5 Comments

CMO Dr Tony Holohan has endorsed the return to college campuses in the coming academic year.

Landlords will not be allowed to demand in excess of two months’ rent upfront under new rules, including from student renters
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Landlords will not be allowed to demand in excess of two months’ rent upfront under new rules, including from student renters

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 1:43 PM 64,194 Views 101 Comments
  • Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien brought a memo to Cabinet today that will restrict upfront payment demands made by landlords, reports Political Correspondent Christina Finn
  • The new rules, which will be in place before the next academic year, will ensure that students only have to pay one months' rent at a time.
  • Cabinet has also extended the current Covid-19 protections for renters until January 2022.
Limerick IT and Athlone IT merge to form new technological university
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Limerick IT and Athlone IT merge to form new technological university

May 5th 2021, 12:46 PM 17,027 Views 18 Comments

AIT President Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin described today’s announcement as a “historic day” for the region.

Employers will be paid more to take on women or lone parents as apprentices
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Employers will be paid more to take on women or lone parents as apprentices

Apr 19th 2021, 11:43 AM 21,179 Views 38 Comments

Additional money will also be given to businesses that take on people with a disability, or are from direct provision as apprentices.

Hotel quarantine bookings 'paused' by Department of Health in order to ramp up capacity
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Hotel quarantine bookings 'paused' by Department of Health in order to ramp up capacity

Updated Apr 13th 2021, 9:20 PM 61,045 Views 129 Comments

No bookings are available on the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine site until next Monday.

Rapid testing to be piloted in four universities, says minister
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Rapid testing to be piloted in four universities, says minister

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:43 PM 25,573 Views 27 Comments

Antigen testing on construction sites will begin in a matter of weeks, say sources.

Reform needed on Leaving Certificate and CAO application, says higher education minister
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Reform needed on Leaving Certificate and CAO application, says higher education minister

Mar 20th 2021, 10:52 AM 16,719 Views 9 Comments

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris said he intends to “overhaul” the CAO application form next year.

Harris says Ireland will continue 'to look everywhere and anywhere' to ramp up vaccine supply
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Harris says Ireland will continue 'to look everywhere and anywhere' to ramp up vaccine supply

Updated Mar 8th 2021, 3:56 PM 31,532 Views 106 Comments

Separately, there were were 420 patients in hospital with Covid-19 last night.

CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers
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CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers

Mar 8th 2021, 11:51 AM 13,595 Views 10 Comments

At present the CAO doesn’t include applications for apprenticeships, or some further education traineeships.

Varadkar tells gardaí he is willing to meet with them over GP contract leak
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Varadkar tells gardaí he is willing to meet with them over GP contract leak

Updated Feb 14th 2021, 6:31 PM 41,020 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are currently assessing correspondence that has been received over the leaking of the contract.

Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers
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Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers

Updated Jan 18th 2021, 8:49 PM 102,399 Views 118 Comments

Talks are continuing with unions about the reopening of schools for students with special educational needs.

Harris says it's 'important' Oireachtas gets opportunity to scrutinise salary hike for new Dept of Health Sec Gen
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Harris says it's 'important' Oireachtas gets opportunity to scrutinise salary hike for new Dept of Health Sec Gen

Jan 18th 2021, 6:21 PM 22,533 Views 46 Comments

Questions have been raised about the government’s decision to sanction a pay rise of €81,000 for the post.

Looking to upskill or retrain? New online portal launched for the unemployed, businesses and employees
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Looking to upskill or retrain? New online portal launched for the unemployed, businesses and employees

Jan 18th 2021, 2:34 PM 19,621 Views 6 Comments

Those on the PUP can sign up to courses without losing their payment.

Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly
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Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly

Jan 13th 2021, 5:11 PM 38,071 Views 84 Comments

Varadkar says between 50,000 and 55,000 people will be vaccinated this week.

Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF
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Department of Health can't give timeline for rollout of publicly-funded IVF

Jan 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 31,032 Views 27 Comments

Expert says linking IVF funding with the commencement of legislation is a ‘way of putting it off’.

Creation of new Munster Technological University an 'important milestone' for south west
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Creation of new Munster Technological University an 'important milestone' for south west

Jan 1st 2021, 1:37 PM 33,193 Views 24 Comments

Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee have joined together to become the Munster Technological University (MTU).

Simon Harris warns universities over sexual harassment cases as he speaks of increased funding
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Simon Harris warns universities over sexual harassment cases as he speaks of increased funding

Dec 30th 2020, 11:48 AM 12,932 Views 22 Comments

Harris said Irish institutions needed to do more to tackle sexual harassment.

Government monitoring case numbers but no restrictions on the cards this side of Christmas
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Government monitoring case numbers but no restrictions on the cards this side of Christmas

Dec 14th 2020, 5:57 PM 13,983 Views 17 Comments

Those in government circles are looking at the rise in cases in Europe, stating that Germany is a worrying example.

Cabinet agrees to purchase 875,000 doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine
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Cabinet agrees to purchase 875,000 doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine

Dec 1st 2020, 6:10 AM 28,222 Views 40 Comments

The Cabinet is also due to be updated on the progress to date of the Government’s new task force on the delivery of vaccines.

Bullying and harassment survey to be carried out at higher education institutions
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Bullying and harassment survey to be carried out at higher education institutions

Nov 26th 2020, 12:21 PM 14,312 Views 7 Comments

Colleges will be required to report annual bullying and sexual harassment statistics.

Simon Harris awarded by Trinity College Law Society for role in response to Covid-19
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Simon Harris awarded by Trinity College Law Society for role in response to Covid-19

Nov 9th 2020, 10:40 PM 32,155 Views 78 Comments

The minister said he was ‘humbled’ by his work during the pandemic.

Government to take 'decisive action' tomorrow, says Harris
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Government to take 'decisive action' tomorrow, says Harris

Oct 18th 2020, 12:48 PM 89,127 Views 193 Comments

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has said that any new restrictions will be implemented nationwide.

Harris says tradespeople such as plumbers and electricians can work in your home despite new restrictions
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Harris says tradespeople such as plumbers and electricians can work in your home despite new restrictions

Oct 15th 2020, 11:00 AM 122,530 Views 117 Comments

From tonight until 10 November, a nationwide restriction on household visitors will be imposed.

Scheme offering employers €3,000 to take on apprentices extended into next year
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Scheme offering employers €3,000 to take on apprentices extended into next year

Oct 15th 2020, 6:45 AM 16,898 Views 6 Comments

Minister Simon Harris is due to announce 10,000 places for upskilling today.

Third-level students: €50 million fund created to help students switch to online learning
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Third-level students: €50 million fund created to help students switch to online learning

Oct 13th 2020, 3:25 PM 18,850 Views 10 Comments

SUSI grant to be increased for post-graduate students.

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