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A new initiative to strengthen small schools ahead of an expected fall in primary pupil numbers is being headed up by the Minister of Education and Donegal TD Joe McHugh and the Rural Development Minister, Michael Ring. The new is initiative is seeking ideas on how best to sustain small…

Twenty-seven schools across the counties of Sligo and Donegal will receive part of a 40 million euro investment in the summer works project for 2019. In Donegal 16 Primary Schools and 4 Secondary schools will receive funding while in Sligo 7 Primary Schools and 3 secondary schools have been included.…

A new study shows on average 64% of students from Sligo are likely to go to college. The Irish Times Feeder supplement shows Sligo Grammar School had the highest number of students progressing on to third level from the county, with 89% attending college or university. In Donegal, 76% of…

New grants are being allocated for schools in County Donegal that will be offering new Leaving Certificate courses in computer science and physical education. However, no school in either Sligo or Leitrim is getting any of the grants. The six schools in Donegal which will benefit from grants for the…

A Catholic bishop in the north west says part of the Catholic ethos is one of respect and inclusivity for all. Bishop of Elphin Diocese Kevin Doran was speaking to Ocean FM News following an agreement by the cabinet yesterday on changes that would make it illegal for Catholic primary…

Parents and students are being urged to look at ways they can reduce their back to school and back to college costs. Buying second hand books, considering ‘digs’ for accommodation and other measures can be used to try and ease the financial burden.   It’s emerged today that parents of…