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Conor Dillon, 21, from Dublin is calling for the reinstatement of the training allowance

For Conor Dillon, removing the training allowance for school leavers with disabilities will prevent him from “learning basic skills”. The 21-year-old(...)

Príomh Aire Shasana Boris Johnson. Grianghraf:  Grianghraf: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Ar thug tú an t-athrú diaidh ar ndiaidh faoi deara?An bogadh beag ar gcúl? Ó thosnaigh na comhráití baotha maidir le himeacht nó le díbirt na Banríoch(...)

D’fhéadfadh scata bríonna a bheith le ‘Broidimeacht’ arb é an ceann is ansa liom ná go bhfuil siad á mbroideadh amach ag eite ghealtach an pháirtí Tóraí, ach gur cosúla gur ‘Bródimeacht’ is mó a thug ar Shasanaigh a nguth a chaitheamh ar son fágála sa chéad áit.   Grianghraf:  Georgia O’Callaghan/Getty

Ní foláir nó tá tú tinn tuirseach de faoi seo. Nó sa chás is nach bhfuil, tá tú bréan bailithe. Agus muran leor sin, ráineodh go bhfuil tú dú dóite. N(...)

Many workers have started to actively seek education and retraining as they hit a plateau in their careers, or move into new life stages. Photograph: iStock

A new calendar year can often seem like a good time for a change of job, but that doesn’t always mean cutting ties with your current employer. Recent (...)

Avril Hannifin, a graduate of An Cosán,  at Goodbody Stockbroker’s office in  Ballsbridge, where she’s doing a  paid apprenticeship. Photograph:   Cyril Byrne

Avril Hannifin was a bright spark at school in the Dublin suburb of Clondalkin. Her parents expected her to go to college. Instead, she fell into po(...)

A file image of Sylvia Meehan. A  funeral service for her in Dublin was told on Monday of her belief in ‘equality and human rights’. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sylvia Meehan, rights activist and the first chair of the Employment Equality Agency (EEA), “believed in equality and human rights that left nobody be(...)

 Anna Dowley, Piltown Co. Kilkenny; Kara Fitzherbert, Carlow; Nicola Pratt, Carlow; Sara Deacon, Carlow; Holly Moynan, Ballacolla Co.Laois; Vicky Woods, Tinahely Co. Wicklow and Hanah Condell, Abbeyleix Co. Laois pictured getting the Leaving Certificate results at Kilkenny College in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said officials will examine whether there are “lessons to be learned” from the volume of students who failed(...)

Adult learners are a diverse group and every student brings their unique perspective to the learning environment. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

Education no longer ends with secondary school, college or even a postgraduate degree. Increasingly, people learn throughout their lives, both for p(...)

Solas: Caroline Shally, Ann Marie Hogan, Nora Condon, Ivica Milicevic, Joan McNaboe, John McGrath and Jasmina Behan, economists and labour-market researchers on the organisation’s  skills and labour market team

Adult and further education, for so long the neglected orphan of Ireland’s education system, was once higgledy-piggledy at best. There were 33 VECs, o(...)

Whatever your reason for going back to education, there’s a course to suit you: Project Futsal, winner of an Aontas Star Award

The Leaving Cert is easy enough to follow. Most teens do it, although some opt for Youthreach or the Leaving Cert Applied programme. Third-level or fu(...)

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