Máirtín Tom Sheáinín ar a lá deireanach ag cur Ardtráthnóna i láthair ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, Dé Céadaoin 4 Samhain 2020

Cailliúint do na haerthonnta é an craoltóir Máirtín Tom Sheáinín. Labhair Tuarascáil leis ar ócáid a scoir ó RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltac(...)

The universities, colleges and institutions attending Higher Options 2020 will have staff on their stands who should be able to answer questions about specific courses.

We asked Janet Stafford of Higher Options what the expo will look like this year

 Niamh and Sarah Kidd from Kinvara, Co Galway, with the new Concise English-Irish Dictionary, the first of its kind in over sixty years. Photograph:Andrew Downes

A challenge faced by lexicographers is determining a word’s primary meaning

NUI Galway. Photograph: Nevan McCartin

When is open day? What will it look like? Key information about 2020-2021 open days

Third-level institutions are still as invested in attracting prospective students as they were before the virus hit.

Online events give students a taste of the lifestyle and study opportunities on offer

Is ar éigean a chuimhnítear anois ar an bPúca ach i logainmneacha - Poll a Phúca, Cloch a’Phúca agus a leithéidí. Pictiúr: Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You le Holly Black agus Tony DiTerlizzi.

Sa tseanaimsir ba mhór fhéile í Oíche Shamhna

De réir Conradh na Gaeilge tá “éagóir” déanta ar lucht na Gaeilge agus na Gaeltachta ó aimsir an bhriseadh eacnamaíochta i 2008 i leith agus tá sé ríthábhachtach go ndéanfaí infheistiú san earnáil. Grianghraf: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

In am do na páirtithe rialtais beart a dhéanamh de réir a mbriathar agus a ngealltanais a chomhlíonadh - Julian de Spáinn

The Bill will also require public bodies to recognise the correct spelling of names and addresses which use the síneadh fada.

Cabinet strengthens language legislation to include target dates for compliance

Siún Ní Dhuinn: “Tá tionchar ag cúrsaí timpeallachta, ag athrú aeráide agus ag tógáil clainne ar gach uile dhuine againn”.

Sraith cainteanna de chuid Glór na nGael le craoladh ar líne gach Luain ar feadh míosa

Aengus Ó Snodaigh (clé) ag seoladh ócáid ‘Cruinnithe stocaireachta ar Zoom le Teachtaí Dála agus Séanadóirí eagraithe ag Conradh na Gaeilge’ an tseachtain seo caite.

Cathaoirleach nua-cheaptha an Comhchoiste Gaeilge agus Gaeltachta ar an obair atá amach roimhe

Investing in people is critical for building resilience in companies

CAO Round Two: Students have until midday on Friday, 25 September, to accept if they receive an offer.

Almost 3,000 offers for college places issued in latest round with a deadline of noon on Friday

Slán leis an mBunscoil curtha i gcló ag Tuismitheoirí na Gaeltachta agus Clódóirí CL

Tá leabhar foilsithe le daltaí sa Ghaeltacht faoin deireadh obann a cuireadh lena dtréimhse sa bhunscoil

It is  worth availing of college-based career services, particularly as they have the expertise and contacts that can be crucial in the hunt for employment.

How can this year’s graduates boost their employment prospects

If you are accepting a place in college, you should visit the campus to get a feel for itsteps to take as you prepare for the next stage of your education

Steps you can take ahead of the next stage of your education

Round One CAO offers will be available to view online from 2pm today.

Round One: The wait is almost over for thousands of applicants

Ciara Ramsbottom: ‘Engage and get involved in college life – it is doable even when it’s done virtually’

A graduate explains what students might expect from blended learning when they start this autumn

The end of secondary school marks the beginning of a journey into further education for many as new paths are opened up towards eventually entering the labour market. Photograph: Getty

This year’s school leavers are entering the ‘real world’ amid the most extraordinary circumstances

Tá na scoileanna ar fud na tíre ar oscailt arís ach tá ar na mic léinn i nDún Dealgan  suas le 10 n-uair an chloig a chaitheamh ag taisteal in aghaidh na seachtaine. Photograph: Getty

Bhí súil ann go dtiocfaí ar réiteach le linn an tsamhraidh. Ach anois faoi Mheán Fómhair, tá an fhadhb fós gan réiteach.

Today’s results will mark the first step in a move to third level education for some and will be quickly followed by the first release of this year’s CAO offers in a few days time.

Tens of thousands receive Leaving Cert results based on new calculated grades process

Mary Flood: ‘Keeping a routine, minimising distractions at home and maintaining motivation are skills that are continuously being developed.’

What will college look like? A final year student tells us about her Accelerated Masters in Physiotherapy at UCC

Brian Howard and Deirdre Garrett will operate The Irish Times Results and CAO helpdesk from midday on September 7th.

A higher than usual volume of queries from Leaving Cert students expected today by Irish Times Results Helpdesk

Accountancy: Multiple entry routes are available to Leaving Cert students, graduates and to workers seeking a mid-stream career change.

From graduates to school leavers, the profession is open to people from all backgrounds

Ruby Porter: ‘It’s important to remember that everyone is in the exact same boat.’

What will college look like? A third-year student tells us about Law and Business at Trinity College Dublin

Ní beag an duaischiste ach an oiread: roinnfear €17,000 idir an trí ghradam foilsitheoireachta agus fógrófar na buaiteoirí ag tús mhí Dheireadh Fómhair.

Gearrliostaí na nGradam Foilsitheoireachta 2020 fógartha

Tá taighde ceannródaíoch DNA ag cur athrú ó bhun ar an eolas atá againn maidir le stair na hÉireann.

Léargais nua eolaíoch ar an saol mar a bhí sé in Éirinn anallód

Tugtar comhairle saor in aisce d’aon chuideacht atá ag iarraidh an Ghaeilge a úsáid. Grianghraf é seo de chomhartha atá san Harbour Hotel. Grianghrafadóir: Seán Lydon

Eiseamláir mhaith do chathracha eile?

An Coimisinéir Teanga, Rónán Ó Domhnaill. Grianghraph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Laigí móra fós le brath beagnach 20 bliain ó tháinig Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla isteach

‘I would estimate that I have more dealings with An Garda Síochána than with any other public body as regards the implementation of recommendations.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Insufficient number of gardaí in Gaeltacht stations with language skills, watchdog finds

Deirdre Ní Mhurchú (sa lár) le mic léinn as Ollscoil Gonzaga - Grace Madden (ar chlé) agus Courtney Brown.

Ghlac Deirdre Ní Mhurchú páirt i scoláireacht Fulbright i Spokane i dtuaisceart Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá

Catherine Martin TD - An tAire Meán, Turasóireachta, Ealaíon, Cultúir, Spóirt agus Gaeltachta.

Tá an rialtas nua ag gníomhú le roinnt seachtainí anois. Cén tionchar a bheas aige ar an nGaeilge agus ar an nGaeltacht?

Dara Calleary: ag tnúth go mór le tús a chur leis an obair. Grianghraf: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Tá sean-taithí ag lucht na Gaeilge ar ghealltanais toghchánaíochta nach gcomhlíontar

Scottish Gaelic is rarely used by younger generations following its accelerated decline as the community vernacular since the early 1980s. Photograph: iStock

Radical community-based revitalisation programme required to avert demise

Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary: ‘I feel passionately about the protection and preservation of Gaeltacht areas’. Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Catherine Martin says she intends to visit the Gaeltacht ‘without delay’ with the Minister of State

De réir foilseacháin de chuid an Roinn Gnóthaí Eachtracha bunaíodh feachtas na hÉireann ar thrí mhórthéama: ‘Ionbhá’ nó Comhbhá, Comhpháirtíocht agus Neamhspleáchas. Grianghraf: Getty

Na Náisiún Aontaithe: Céard is fiú an bua is déanaí agus cén chumhacht a thagann leis?

Tionól Gaeilge UCD 2019: Papili Mahooana ó Ollscoil Johannesburg taobh amuigh de Theach Laighean. Grianghraf le caoinchead Tionól Gaeilge UCD/Rachel Crimes

Scoil Samhraidh UCD dírithe ar dhaoine fásta ar spéis leo an Ghaeilge agus an cultúr Gaelach

Once the marks have been provided by all schools they will be subject to a process of national standardisation. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

Deadline extended last week to facilitate small number of schools who had not completed process

The  Department of Education said the deadline was being extended to facilitate a “small number” of schools who have yet to fully complete the process.

Secondary schools now have until Monday evening to provide grades to Department of Education

Submission to council seeks wider footpaths and more cycle lanes on key routes in Dublin

The survey found that 74% of children were spending more time engaged in outdoor play than they were before schools closed. Photograph: Alexander Becher

Survey shows children spending more time playing outdoors than before pandemic

Most third-level institutions have said they will offer a blended approach to course delivery in the autumn. Photograph: Getty

Financial uncertainty as a result of unemployment crisis caused by Covid-19 impacts

Thuirling na mílte ar shráideanna na hArdcathrach agus ar shráideanna cathracha eile in Éirinn.  Grianghraf: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Tá gá le cur-chuige ilghnéitheach eolaíoch agus dlíthiúil chun dul i ngleic leis an gciníochas

Some of the key areas students should be mindful of when learning online

“The use of smaller, bite-sized chunks of information for all alternative formats used makes it easier for learners to engage with the content.”

Consider live settings as a learning opportunity where you can also encourage discussion

As colleges and universities shut their doors, in came  video conferencing, online quizzes, virtual learning platforms, specialised simulations, asynchronous and synchronous teaching.  Photograph: iStock

The new student experience is likely to be substantially different from previous years as colleges adapt to social distancing meas(...)

Do you know what terms such as 'asynchronous learning' or 'blended learning' mean?

The coronavirus pandemic has already changed how we think about higher education. Photograph: iStock

Can digital courses match the traditional face-to-face classroom model?

The new MA in Art and the Environment, which will be run from Sherkin Island from September, will be taught using Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset. Photograph: Catch Keeley.Salvage x.Sherkin Island 2018

A Cork-based programme shows how art can be taught at a time of social distancing

Máire Zepf: ‘Bhí suim agam i gcónaí sa scríbhneoireacht, ach thosaigh mé ag scríobh ‘do dhaoine eile’ thart faoi deich mbliana ó shin.’

Bhain an leabhar Nóinín gradam ‘Leabhar na Bliana’ amach ag na mórghradaim litríochta ‘KPMG Leabhair Pháistí Éireann’ le gairid. L(...)

Third-level institutions will plan for the day they can increase student presence on campus again. File photograph: Getty

Flexibility will be key as many college programmes shift to ‘blended’ delivery model

Students will have to familiarise themselves with using the virtual learning environment  this year  due to  the increasing emphasis on  social distancing caused by the Covid-19 virus.

Approach set to become the new norm for many courses as social restrictions disrupt traditional teaching model

 The council failed to implement a linguistic provision which was attached to An Bord Pleanála’s planning permission for a housing development, an inquiry found. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Significant increase in number of complaints received by office of An Coimisinéir Teanga

Reáchtáladh agóid i mBaile Átha Cliath anuraidh chun aird  a tharraingt ar chás Choláiste Lú. Grianghraf: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Éileamh ar scolaíocht lán-Ghaeilge ar an mbaile

Más fíor a rá go bhfuil fonn comhaontaithe ar cheannairí na trí pháirtí, ní gá go bhfuil an scéal céanna fíor faoina mbaill. Grianghraf: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Moltaí nach ndéanann ach aguisín de chúrsaí teanga agus Gaeltachta

The 2020 Leaving Cert exams are set to be cancelled and replaced with a “Plan B” in which students will be awarded grades based on their classwork Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Readers share their views on plans to cancel the 2020 Leaving Certificate in favour of predictive grading

The Government must consult with colleges, staff and students in order to avoid  the threat of “enrolment chaos” in the autumn, according to tthe Irish Federation of University Teachers. Photograph: iStock

Federation says staff left in ‘limbo’ over plans for next academic year

Cuireann Eibhlín Ní Chonghaile ‘Gaeltacht 2020’, sraith nua at léirithe ag Aniar TV do TG4, i láthair. Craolfar an dara cuid den chlár oíche Céadaoin na seachtaine seo.

An bhfuil gathanna dóchais le feiceáil?

Students improve their language fluency by engaging in sports and cultural activities.

Decision to close Coláistí Gaeilge will have ’far-reaching effect’ on Gaeltacht areas

Michel Thomas (1914-2005): cheap sé a chóras foghlama teanga féin.

Ar cheann de na seirbhísí is nua dá bhfuil ann tá sraith ranganna Ghaeilge ar ardán ‘Michel Thomas’

Worries over family, friends and mental health feature prominently in survey results

Trinity College Dublin and not-for-profit charity Camara Education Ireland have called on the public to donate laptops

Campaign by Camara Education Ireland and TCD aims to help Deis students during pandemic

A range of measures are being introduced by third level institutions to address problems faced by students as a result of the pandemic. Photograph: Getty

‘Safety net’ policy supported by thousands of university students via online petitions

The Government is expected to give some indication on Friday on the status of both sets of State examinations. Photograph: Eric Luke

Government should be ‘clear and honest’ with pupils over status of Junior and Leaving Cert exams

In a recent online survey, 49 per cent of Leaving Cert students were in favour of cancelling the June exams and using their coursework to decide their final grades. Photograph: Eric Luke

Government considers options as Covid-19 restrictions unlikely to be lifted by June 3rd

One proposal under consideration is that results would be awarded based on predicted grades which could also take into account past-exam performance. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Senior officials have been meeting in recent weeks to examine contingency measures

Beagnach folamh: Sráid Grafton i lár chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath. Grianghraf: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Nuair a tharlaíonn athrú sa tsochaí, go hiondúil is go mall réidh a tharlaíonn sé

The Institute of Technology Carlow has cancelled examinations and other face-to-face assessments. Image: Google Maps

Alternative online assessments and exams are planned ‘where feasible’

Tháinig Gaeilgeoirí ar champas Ollscoil Mhá Nuad, idir mhic léinn agus baill fhoirne, le chéile chun athinsint a dhéanamh ar úrscéal iomráiteach Uí Laoghaire, Séadna.

Séadna: Athinsint déanta ar úrscéal iomráiteach Pheadair Uí Laoghaire

Ar chúl an ghairdín agus gan ach balla eadrainn, tá páirc bhreá ghlas, timpeallaithe ag crainn arda.

Ní raibh gá mórán a dhéanamh chun oifig fheidhmiúil a chruthú as an nua

Clúdach úrscéal nua le Liam Mac Cóil. Tá Bealach na Spáinneach ar an tríú leabhar i sraith úrscéalta atá suite in Éirinn agus ar Mhór-Roinn na hEorpa sna blianta corraitheacha tar éis Imeacht na hIarlaí. Foilsitheoir: Leabhar Breac

Chun tuiscint a fháil ar shláinte earnáil na leabhar Ghaeilge, labhair Tuarascáil le beirt fhoilsitheoir

Tá ról iontach tábhachtach ag an státchóras agus ag an gcóras polaitiúil i ngach tír sa chath seo. Grianghraf: Getty

Is iomaí plé atá déanta ar bhealaí leis an ngalar scriosta coróinvíreas a smachtú agus a chosc

Tháinig aoichainteoirí le chéile chun plé a dhéanamh an tseachtain seo caite ar Raidió na Life sa todhchaí. Grianghraf: Getty

Cruinniú de fhóram nua neamhbhrabúsach do lucht ghnó i mBaile Átha Cliath an tseachtain seo

Ambasadóirí Sheachtain na Gaeilge le Energia:   Eimear Considine, imreoir rugbaí,  James Kavanagh, láithreoir agus scríobhneoir agus  Gráinne McElwain, láithreoir teilifíse.  Grianghraf: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Seoladh an fhéile i gcathair na Gaillimhe mar chuid d’Ard-Fheis Chonradh na Gaeilge

Eimear Considine, Irish international rugby player, James Kavanagh, writer and presenter and TV presenter Gráinne McElwain were presented as ambassadors for Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia, which takes place from March 1st to 17th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Public encouraged to participate in annual two-week festival celebrating Irish language

Seán de Fréine. Grianghraf: Seán Ó Mainnín

Foilsíodh eagrán nua de ‘Croí Cine’, saothar clúiteach an scríbhneora Seán de Fréine ar na mallaibh

Conradh na Gaeilge activists and members of the public at a recent meeting  in Dublin.

Crowded political landscape leads activists to adopt new approach to promoting issue

’Sé seo aimsir na ngealltanas: Is féidir athruithe a éileamh trí vóta a ghealladh nó a dhiúltú dóibh siúd a bhuaileann cnag ar an doras. Grianghraf: Niall Carson

Tá slat tomhais eile ar dháiríreacht na ngealltanais a dhéantar roimh an toghchán.

Tá an t-olltoghchán fógartha agus ní fada anois go mbeidh lá na vótála buailte linn.  Grianghraf: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

B’fhiú go mór ceist bheo a dhéanamh den Ghaeilge san olltoghchán

Fórsaí cúltaca: Póilíní Cúnta i mbun cuardaithe i mBaile Átha Cliath. Grianghraf: Walshe/Getty Images

Mhúscail an chonspóid freagairt bhorb ón bpobal

The Irish rebel song Come Out Ye Black And Tans topped the iTunes charts in the UK and Ireland on Thursday. Photograph: Walshe/Getty Images

News, views and opinions from Student Hub contributors and Irish Times writers

Costed proposals from Conradh na Gaeilge show an act would cost £2 million (€2.35 million) per annum with a once-off initial set-up cost of £9 million (€10.58 million).

Promised legislation would provide legislative protection for the language in Northern Ireland

An tAire Oideachais agus Scileanna, Joe McHugh. Grianghraph: Alan Betson

Plean fógraithe chun líon na scoláirí san oideachas trí mheán na Gaeilge a dhúbailt

Body will have to operate with a reduced board as a result of the Stormont impasse, it has emerged. Photograph: Getty

Work will continue under reduced board until resolution found to North deadlock

An Coimisinéir Teanga, Rónán Ó Domhnaill. Grianghraph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Language Commissioner says Bill publication an important step but warns more action is needed

Cliodhna Ní Dhufaigh, Union of Students in Ireland, Julian de Spáinn, general secetary, Conradh na Gaeilge, Joe McHugh, Minister for Education, Antoine Ó Coileáin, Gael Linn, and Aodhán Ó Deá, Conradh na Gaeilge. Photograph: Damien Eagers/Irish Times

Petition of more than 12,000 names delivered to Minister for Education, Joe McHugh

Minister for State for the Irish Language Seán Kyne: people have the right to ‘simple things’ such as the síneadh fada in a person’s name and their address spelled correctly. Photograph: Éanna Ó Caollaí

New legislation includes 20% civil service recruitment target for Irish speakers

Príomhfheidhmeannach Fhoras na Gaeilge Seán Ó Coinn. Grianghraf: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

B’fhiú seasamh siar agus amharc ar an ghaol atá againn leis an teanga, dar le príomhfheidhmeannach Fhoras na Gaeilge

Half of the 25 schools which sent the highest proportion of their students to third level this year were fee-paying schools

Feeder Schools list: Dominance of fee-paying sector likely to spark debate on €90m in State subsidies

Photograph: iStock

There is a significant shortage of post-primary schools that teach through Irish

Cuireadh fearadh na fáilte roimhe nuair a fógraíodh i 2005 go ndéanfaí teanga oifigiúil agus oibre de chuid an Aontas Eorpaigh den Ghaeilge ó 2007 ar aghaidh.

Tuaradh ón tús gur dúshlán a bheadh ann soláthar maith daoine cáilithe a chur ar fáil

Subject association for post-primary teachers seeking meeting to discuss sample papers

Increased focus on literature at the expense of the spoken language will drive pupils away from Irish, teachers warn

Louise Ní Dháibhéad, Oifigeach Imeachtaí agus Foilseachán leis an Oireachtas i mbun ullmhúcháin roimh féile na bliana seo. Grianghraf: Nick Bradshaw

Baileoidh lucht cathrach agus tuaithe, lucht féachana agus iomaitheoirí le chéile d’fhéile mhór chultúrtha na Gaeilge

Nick Drake Grianghraf: Keith Morris/Redferns/Getty Images

Amhráin tochtmhara agus corraitheach Nick Drake le cloisteáil as Gaeilge

Have your say: We asked nine transition year student to share their views about online privacy

A protester holds a sign in support of an Irish Language Act in Northern Ireland in this  photograph of a 2018 protest on Dublin’s Merrion Square. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

‘We should pay attention because assimilation and language-loss is present’

An ginearál Mícheál Ó Coileáin. Grianghraf: An Chartlann Mhíleata

Socraíodh go gcuirfí na coistí ar bun chun gníomhaíochtaí an IRA agus grúpaí eile a thaifead go cruinn

Students have been funding the mandatory placement themselves at a cost of up to €1,500 per student.

In the region of 2,400 student teachers to benefit from the measure in first year

Students from Coláiste Lú in Dundalk, including (front frow from left) Dorota Kaminska, Éimear Kinsella and Erin O’Connor protesting outside Leinster House over the provision of Irish language education at their school. Photo : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Students at Coláiste Lú unit say reduction in teaching through Irish has affected exam preparation

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