Pick of the week: The future of higher education, an address by Ruairi Quinn

AHEAD in the News: College points system could be replaced by 2020


Higher Education

The future of higher education, an address by Ruairi Quinn

Minister to outline strategy for third level

Quinn moves on college restructuring

Further student fees considered as Minister refuses to rule out options

Quinn’s U-turn on college fees

‘Cloud’ postgrad course a world first

Quinn playing for time as hard decisions on funding remain

College points system could be replaced by 2020

Labour faces backlash in refusal to rule out fees

Students will pay €500 more after fees U-turn

Inclusive Third Level Education for People with Intellectual Disabilities – Pilot Project


General Disability

Cystic fibrosis unit at CUH a dream come true for Joe

Disabled parents’ children removed with ‘no support’

Tanni Grey-Thompson asks, is Paralympic sport losing focus?

Autism school faces closure over funding

Top Ipad Apps for Autism and Expressive Language

Review to decide disability priority

Munster rugby to raise motor neurone funds.

New laws on disabled parking permits come into effect


Mental Health in the Media

Lynch to visit psychiatric unit earmarked for closure

Suicide research body funds run out

Mental health sufferers struggle to access rights

Mental health experts warn against pace of incapacity benefit cuts (UK)

Major staff shortages hit mentally ill patients

‘Psychopaths rule the world’

Mental health nurses ‘going unreplaced’


General Education News

Quinn says special needs pupils will get resources they require

Teaching supports for special needs cut by 10%

Exams body contradicts OECD finding on decline in standards

Why Mandarin must be a target for our post-primary schools

Guidelines for schools on gay bullying

CAO system needs to be reviewed – Quinn

School patronage – A welcome development

School replaces books with iPads

Educate Together granted formal approval to run secondary schools

Quinn: many more schools must be built

Quinn order on qualified teachers

Schools group wins right to operate at second level

Give me a crash course in . . . foreign languages in schools

Educate Together urged members to support minister

Educate Together gets go-ahead to open second-level schools

Exams will be slashed under plans to reform the Junior Cert

The student’s view: Don’t scrap it, but make it count!

Educate Together considers opening another Cork school