ABC Council Armagh Community Constituency Council Education Election 2023 Elections Government Newry and Armagh

Haughey Supports Delivery of Key Works at Darkley Primary School

Sinn Féin councillor has welcomed confirmation that a number of key works will now go ahead at Darkley Primary School. The Cusher Councillor said: “A number of key works are now confirmed to go ahead for Darkley Primary School. “The school contacted me with concerns over safety issues with access to their playground and releasing […]

Armagh Banbridge Community Constituency Downpatrick Education Kilkeel Newry Newry and Armagh Portadown South Down Upper Bann

Southern Regional College Leading the Way With Accreditation Status!

Southern Regional College are the proud recipients of a formal accreditation status from The Royal Society of Chemistry. The College is the only Further Education College within Northern Ireland to achieve this accolade, and one of six Further Education providers in the UK with permission to use The Royal Society of Chemistry’s crest! The College […]

Community Education Government Politics Stormont Westminster

Education Cuts “Catastrophic” for Children

Proposed further cuts to funding would have a “catastrophic” effect on schools and young people, the NI Children’s Commissioner has said, following news that the Education Authority (EA) have been directed to bridge a £110m funding gap. “Meeting with the EA recently I was alarmed to discover the scale and depth of cuts being asked […]

Community Constituency Education Government Lurgan Stormont Upper Bann

Clarity Needed on Support for Lurgan Campus Pupils

Alliance MLA Eóin Tennyson has called for greater clarity on arrangements for the pupils of the Lurgan campus of Craigavon Senior High School. It follows a recent announcement from the Department of Education’s permanent secretary Dr Mark Browne that the Kitchen Hill campus in Lurgan will move to operate on the Portadown campus site from […]

ABC Council Armagh Community Constituency Council Education Election 2023 Elections Government Newry and Armagh Politics Stormont

TUV Raises Neglect of Markethill High in Capital Programme

“In many ways, Markethill High highlights the neglect of the controlled sector going back generations. Markethill High was built in 1959 with the intention of accommodating 200 pupils. There are currently 503 pupils on the roll books and no less than eight mobiles are being employed to house the children. Some of the mobiles are […]

Banbridge Community Constituency Education Government Politics Stormont Upper Bann

Political Courage Needed to Fix Education Crisis – Tennyson

Alliance Upper Bann MLA Eóin Tennyson has said political courage is needed to form an Executive so the current crisis in education can be fixed. He was speaking after the board of the Education Authority (EA) refused to back a draft savings plan. Eóin Tennyson said: “The board of the EA considered, but refused to […]

Community Constituency Education Government Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

Christianity Should Not Be Cancelled in Schools – Lockhart

Speaking in Westminster during a debate on Religious Education in schools, Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has called for efforts from certain lobby groups to cancel Christianity from Religious Education in schools to be resisted. During the debate, the DUP MP said: “In Northern Ireland we recently had an outrageous court judgment that declared that […]

Education Government Politics Stormont

“We Must Stand Up To Protect Parental Choice in Education.” – Aontu

Aontú Deputy Leader and Education Spokeswoman, Gemma Brolly, has criticised a recent UNESCO report for bias promotion of the Single Integrated Education system. Speaking today, Gemma Brolly said “There’s a worrying push against the pluralist education model currently in place. We’ve seen attempts by lobby groups in recent years to erode parental choice in education. […]

Community Dáil Éireann Education Government Louth

Young People with Disabilities in Dundalk Who Attend training at National Learning Network Will Not €500 Disability Support

Young people with disabilities in Dundalk who attend training and education courses at the National Learning Network will not get the €500 disability support that was due to be paid on Monday, it has been revealed. The situation was revealed in Leinster House last Thursday by Louth TD Ruairí Ó Murchú who said he had […]

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Additional Student Support Will Make a Real Difference – Lockhart

Local DUP MP Carla Lockhart has commended her colleague, the Economy Minister Gordon Lyons MLA, for bringing forward an increase of 40% to student maintenance loans from the 2023/24 academic year. Welcoming the move, the Upper Bann representative said: “Student days are meant to be the best days of your life, but if you are […]