Liz Waters

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Minister for Children and  An Cosán co-founder Katherine Zappone will officially launch the new course in ICT on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Intelligence is classless, a leading education rights advocate has said, announcing details of a new course aimed at helping single mothers who left s(...)

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(...)

Kerrie Prendergast, a graduate from An Cosan’s Virtual Community College,  with her husband, Martin, and children Oisin, Odhran, Fionn, Fiadh and Muira. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

In some of most disadvantaged parts of the country, the journey to higher education can involve crossing some of the deepest ravines of the social di(...)

Liz Waters: ‘It just takes one generation to lift a family out of poverty and then that poverty never returns.’

Liz Waters never wanted to be a chief executive. At heart she is an educator; it’s something about the “hands-on” aspect of teaching that fires her up(...)