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Government fulfils pre-election pledge to deal with literacy problems

“I warmly welcome the launch today by Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn of the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy. During the General Election campaign, the now Government parties both identified the need to effectively address literacy problems in Ireland. It is therefore no surprise that in Government

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Students should apply for grants early to avoid delays

“The Higher Education Grant Scheme for 2011/2012 has now been launched. I would like to encourage third level students to apply for the Student Grant scheme. For eligible students, the Student Grant is a wonderful way to help cover the various costs of their education” said Kildare

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New schools announced for Maynooth, Naas and Celbridge

“I was delighted to learn this morning of three new proposed schools for Kildare North in Maynooth, Naas and Celbridge. The provision for new second level schools in Naas and Maynooth had previously been announced, but Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn also identified Celbridge as a further

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Work on the new school in Kill coming to a halt discussed on Today with Pat Kenny

Construction work on the new school for Kill came to a halt last week. The building site was closed down after the contractor went into liquidation. Principal of Scoil Bhríde, Tom Cunnane, and I were invited to air our views on Today with Pat Kenny on RTÉ

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