Interesting Dates for your Diary

Here are some interesting dates for your diary, compiled by Ciara Brennan (@PrimEdTeacher on Twitter), to help teachers create interesting themes for their lesson plans. Who knew there was a “Talk Like a Pirate Day”? September 1. All-Ireland Hurling Finals, Sunday 4th September – 2. All-Ireland Camogie Finals, Sunday 11th September – 3. Roald[…]

Downsizing of school buses now on hold

Previous government commitments to downsize school buses will now not be carried out this September. Such was the public backlash to the announcement that the decision has now been referred to an all-party committee for review.  The government has committed to reviewing the decision before the Budget, but not in time for September. The state currently pays[…]

Castlebar gets first non-Catholic primary school

Mayo County Council announced yesterday that Castlebar Educate Together, Castlebar’s first non-Catholic school, could use a council-owned building to house the new school. Attempts to negotiate a divestment of an existing Catholic school with the Bishop had failed, despite a 2012 survey showing viable demand for an alternative to Catholic schooling. Educate Together were offered[…]