Coalition’s testing times amid schools return and Leaving Cert stand-off
The closure of 4,000 schools around the country looks likely to continue for at least another month, and the exams situation is still uncertain for Leaving Cert students
Colman Noctor has been on the frontline of the country’s mass home schooling experiment for the last five weeks. He has been teaching his three children, Harry, Ódhran and Layla, at home in Wicklow while juggling his main job as a child psychotherapist.
His verdict so far is that parents are being “asked to do the impossible” in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“You end up feeling like a...
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HSE to recruit healthcare apprentices as part of new strategy
Move comes as part of broader shake-up of apprenticeship system amid concerns of too much focus on university courses
Ibec plans move into third-level education with new food master’s degree
The organisation’s food and drink association will launch a full master’s degree in food sustainability by January 2022
Linda Doyle elected first-ever female provost of TCD
Doyle defeated fellow academics Linda Hogan and Jane Ohlmeyer to the ten-year position
Trinity could survive without state funding, provost says
Outgoing head of college, which gets 40 per cent of its revenue from government, says independence and autonomy of universities must be maintained