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Community Constituency Education Government Portadown Stormont Upper Bann

Planning Approval for Presentation Primary School in Portadown Welcomed

An Alliance party MLA has welcomed planning approval for Presentation Primary School in Portadown. The approved application includes a two storey extension to the rear of the primary school and internal refurbishment of the existing building. Commenting on the approval Eóin Tennyson MLA has said, “The approval of this planning application for Presentation Primary School […]

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Community Education Government Stormont

Allister Highlights Legal Duty on Schools Relating to Religious Education

Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister: “Last week the University of Ulster published an Integrated Education Fund funded report calling for the repeal of legislation requiring “Christian focused” RE lessons and worship in schools. This anti-God agenda amounts to a direct assault on the established ethos of schools throughout Northern Ireland. An important fact which […]

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Community Council Education Government Lifestyle Louth Louth County Council

Sustainable Fashion Competition is Open for Applications From Co. Louth Secondary School Students

Louth County Council is delighted to announce its involvement with the Relove Fashion Competition 2022. Fast Fashion has a significant negative impact on our environment, producing clothes uses a lot of our natural resources, like water and energy and creates greenhouse gas emissions which are responsible for climate change. The competition, open to students across […]

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Community Dáil Éireann Education Government Louth

First Year Students Facing Discrimination – Ó Murchú

First year students who are facing commutes from Louth to colleges outside Louth are being discriminated against because the youth travel fare reductions do not apply to them if they are not 19, according to Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú. The Sinn Féin TD spoke to Transport Minister Eamon Ryan at an event in Greenore on […]

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Community Education Government Stormont

Education Minister Saddened at Queens Passing

Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has spoken of her sadness following news of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Minister McIlveen said: “I was profoundly saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. This is a deeply distressing day for our nation as we come to terms with the loss of our […]

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Community Education Government Politics Stormont

22.5 Hours of Funded Pre-School For All Children Announced

All children aged 3-4 should have access to a minimum of 22.5 hours of funded pre-school education per week, Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has said. The move towards an expanded pre-school provision for all children in Northern Ireland forms part of the ongoing work to develop an Executive Childcare Strategy. Minister McIlveen said: “I want to […]

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Community Dáil Éireann Education Government Louth

School Transport Service Continues to be ‘a nightmare’ in Louth

The school transport service continues to be ‘a nightmare’ in Louth as students face into the second week of school, according to Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú. The Dundalk TD said the situation, particularly in parts of Louth like Annagassan, remains ‘hugely stressful’ for parents who are now faced with finding alternative transport for their teenagers. […]

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Armagh Community Constituency Education Government Newry Newry and Armagh Politics South Armagh Stormont

McNulty – McIlveen Should Focus on Resolving Teachers’ Pay Dispute!

SDLP MLA for Newry & Armagh Justin McNulty has called on Minister Michelle McIlveen to focus her attentions on ensuring teaching staff receive a fair pay increase. He was speaking after the Minister confirmed striking teachers could face pay deductions. A number of teaching unions in the North are considering strike action over the failure […]

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St Vincent De Paul Appeal for Donations of School Uniforms

Many local families will already be thinking about the cost of sending their children back to school in September with expensive school uniforms top of the list. In a bid to support local families, St Vincent De Paul is appealing for donations of money or school uniform clothing which is no longer needed and still […]

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Education Government Stormont

“The Education Minister’s Threats To School Staff Over Pay Is An Absolute Disgrace!” – Brolly

Aontú Education Spokeswoman, Gemma Brolly, has criticised the Minister for Education after she said that teachers could suffer pay cuts in the event they strike. Speaking today, Gemma Brolly said “There is a crisis in education in the North of Ireland. Classroom staff have worked relentlessly through the global pandemic. They have risked and sacrificed […]