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A North West Secondary School vice-principal has warned against teachers and students rushing to avail of Covid-19 vaccines.   The INTO’s John Boyle had called for them to be prioritised when the vaccine becomes available.   Sean Wynne is the Vice-Principal of Drumshanbo Vocational School.   He says he was…

A secondary school vice principal says decision’s such as to remove Catholic symbols and phase out graduation masses should only be made by the schools Board of management.   The move is to create a more balanced and multi-denominational ethos, according to recent media reports.  The new rules will apply…

  Leaving cert students across the North West are celebrating today after achieving record high results in the first ever calculated grades system.   Across all subjects and levels, grades are up an average of 4.4 percentage points on last year.   Around 8 in 10 students received a grade…

  A short video clip that appears during the Angelus broadcast on RTÉ has been criticised. The issue is around one of the many short video clips that are interspersed during the broadcast of two puppets that jump out of a box during the ringing of the bell. The Angelus…

A dispute over the legal cover for Leaving Cert teachers has been resolved between the Department of Education and ASTI. The union had concerns the state indemnity being offered didn’t go far enough in protecting teachers from potential claims by students. They’ve received clarification that if a pupil, unhappy with…

The HSE have been encouraged to designate hospitals as covid-19 treating and non covid-19 treating in order to provide people with more confidence to attend accident and emergency departments with other illness and injuries.   That’s according to the former general and local election candidate Sean Wynne.   Mr Wynne…

A North West based Secondary school vice-Principal says the leaving cert examinations should could go ahead in the local region this summer.   There are reports today suggesting the examinations could be staged at the tail-end of the summer or in the autumn as the government believes it’s unlikely the…