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A Government TD says the Mica redress scheme can have no ‘last minute inserts or obstacles’ that will deem it ‘unworkable’. Speaking in the Dail with Minister of State with Responsibility for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, Donegal Deputy, Joe McHugh, says homeowners need to be at the centre…

A Donegal TD says the owners of crumbling mica homes deserve a bailout as urgent as the banks got during the financial crash. The government’s set to outline an updated defective building block scheme in the coming weeks, and homeowners are demanding 100 percent redress. The total cost has been…

The former Minister for Education, Joe McHugh, has claimed that the talks which will take place between the teachers unions and the Department of Education over the next 48 hours will be vital when it comes to the staging of this year’s leaving Cert exams. The Donegal TD says the…

A Donegal TD and former Minister for Education has firmly dismissed reports claiming that some primary school teachers are tutoring students in their homes during Level 5 restrictions. It has also been claimed that primary school teachers have placed ads on an online forum saying they’re available for one-on-one tuition,…

Letterkenny IT has received funding for a large extension to the campus. As part of the National Plans for Institutes of Technology, it includes the construction of a new 5100sqm library and General Education Building which will have a learning resource centre, IT and innovation labs, online learning rooms and…

Gifts for teachers will be considered as a serious attempt to influence Leaving Cert grades under new guidelines being issued to schools today.   It will include a section on what constitutes trying to influence a teacher with gifts ahead of the exams, saying that will be treated as a…