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Tipperary ETB student Gerard Maher took part in last year's awareness videos

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Students' corner

Adult literacy students guide and inform our work. Here you can learn about how you can get involved as well as our latest news, events and services for students.

14 Jun 2019
Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI) and NALA are offering a number of professional devel Read »
17 May 2019
This year’s 'Take the first step' awareness campaign will kick off with a special conference cele Read »
16 May 2019
NALA is currently co-ordinating a research and development project on the inclusion of people wit Read »
18 Sep 2019
An introduction to Plain EnglishWednesday 18 September, 9:30am to 3:30pmVenue: Carmelite Community... Read »
16 Oct 2019
An introduction to Plain EnglishWednesday 16 October, 9:30am to 3:30pmVenue: Carmelite Community... Read »
10 May 2018

There are four letters guaranteed to kill almost all conversations and make normally cheerful...

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11 Apr 2017

At our AGM John Walshe talked about how we need to change the way we look at further...

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10 Jun 2015

by Catherine Byrne, City of Dublin Education Service to Prisons


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