Minister for Education and Skills announces €7m in grants to 450 post-primary schools

12 May, 2015 - Minister for Education and Skills announces €7m in grants to 450 post-primary schools to support implementation of Design and Communication Graphics programme The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has today announced that she is making available €7 million in grants for schools to help implement the Design and [...]

2015-05-19T11:24:06+00:00May 19th, 2015|News|

PACCS AGM

PACCS AGM will take place on Saturday March 7th, 2015. Please put this date in your diary as it promises to be a great opportunity for parents to be updated on current issues affecting students. For further information on place, venue and details of the format of the AGM please check out our website over [...]

2017-02-06T21:41:58+00:00December 1st, 2014|News|

Weight Of Schoolbags

National Parents Council post primary are concerned about the weight of school bags. Health and safety are of paramount importance, yet the Minister stated in a recent debate that he refuses to legislate. Workers are not expected to lift heavy weights yet our children lug overloaded school bags on one strap, as research suggests most [...]

2017-02-06T21:41:58+00:00August 2nd, 2014|News|

Quinn: Unions Cannot Be Allowed To Block Junior Cycle Changes

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has said that he cannot allow teachers' unions to block proposed changes to the Junior Certificate cycle. Minister Quinn said the two unions - the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) and Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) - are trying to take over his job by determining what exams they will [...]

2014-08-02T19:51:06+00:00August 2nd, 2014|News|

New Minister For Education & Skills

Jan O'Sullivan, Labour TD for Limerick City, was appointed Minister for Education & Skills as part of the Cabinet reshuffle announced on Friday, 11 June. A native of Clonlara, Co. Clare, she got her secondary education At Villiers School, Limerick. After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, she obtained a H.Dip.Ed at University College, Cork, and [...]

2017-02-06T21:41:58+00:00August 2nd, 2014|News|