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O’Dowd Welcomes Increased Investment in Third-Level Education

Local Fine Gael TD, Fergus O’Dowd, has welcomed the new landmark policy on the Future of Higher Education announced this morning by his colleague the Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD. O’Dowd said “As part of the overall announcement the Government has decided that income contingent loans for fees will not […]

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Education, Education, Education – Grant

Previous Executives have presided over a serious lack of investment and a serious decline in our education system – Workers Party candidate Nicola Grant has said “The first five years of a child’s life are the most formative, yet we have no comprehensive early years education strategy in place to ensure that every child gets […]

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Education Authority Challenged by Unite to End ‘Poverty Pay’ As Strike Action Recommences

As education workers return to picket-lines this morning, Unite the union called on the Education Authority to engage in talks to end poverty pay in Northern Ireland’s school services. The union emphasized that, despite Education Authority’s claims its hands are tied, it does have the power to make education workers an increase that betters the […]

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Brady Says Teachers Must be Supported

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said that teaching staff must be supported with fair pay as teachers and other workers struggle with the cost-of-living crisis. The Newry and Armagh MP said: “Last night I attended a meeting hosted by teachers unions in Newry, calling for fair pay for their members. “The cost of living […]

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Lockhart Provides Update on Birches Footpath Scheme

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has welcomed confirmation that extensive works to extend a footpath around Birches Primary School will go ahead on 11th April, for a period of 7 weeks. The MP, who has lobbied successfully for this scheme, said: “This significant investment to extend the footpath around Birches Primary School was due to […]

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‘Road Safety’ and ‘Stranger Danger’ Message Delivered to Primary Schools

P3 primary school pupils across the Borough recently had a visit from representatives of the PCSP and PSNI for an interactive chat about ‘Road Safety’ and ‘Stranger Danger’. Gwen Bartley, PCSP Project Coordinator, was joined by the local PSNI – Road Education Officer and Neighbourhood Officers – as they spoke to Primary 3 pupils about […]

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Talon Security and Services Offering Fully Accredited Courses

Newry based business Talon Security and Services are now offering an array of accredited courses.  The Newry business has expanded its portfolio further and along with its incredible reputation each course is accredited with the relevant regulator. Speaking to Clanrye News and Sport a spokesperson for the company said: “We are very proud at Talon […]

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Kimmins Welcomes Safety Measures for St. Joseph’s Primary School

Sinn Féin MLA, Liz Kimmins has welcomed the new road safety measures outside St. Joseph’s Primary school in Newry The Newry and Armagh MLA said:  “In November last year I, along with my Sinn Féin colleagues met with local residents, the principal of St. Joseph’s and DFI officials regarding serious road safety issues on Catherine […]

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“Sectarianism Was Hardwired into the North, Not by Schools, But By the State!” – Aontu

Responding to allegations that our local schools are segregating children, Aontú Education Spokesperson on Education and Derry East Rep Gemma Brolly stated;   “A little like the “Integrated Education Bill” President Higgins remarks at the National Women’s Council Peacebuilding Conference were rather biased and insulting. As someone who came through the current system and now […]

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Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd Has Welcomed Progress on Legislation for a Flexible School Starting Age

The Upper Bann representative and former Education Minister said: ‘’I welcome the progress this week on legislation going through the Assembly which will give families of year young children a choice to delay their school starting year. “This will benefit many children and families. ‘’Not every child that is young for their year will need to […]