News from March 2009

1 Apr 2009
Alice Leahy, Director of TRUST, was the first ‘Overall Winner’ at the Crystal Clear MSD Health Literacy Awards 2009 today for her life’s work in combating social exclusion and providing medical related services for people who are homeless. Alice, who was appointed to the Irish Human Rights...
1 Apr 2009
For most of us, reading and writing comes easily, but for some, it can be a constant struggle all their lives, until, that is, they decide to do something about it. Mother and son, Ann and Peter Trinder from Laytown, Co. Meath are two of these people and they will be featured in a fascinating new...
1 Mar 2009
In the current economic climate businesses and other organisations face particular challenges in ensuring that the public can fully understand their services and that staff can contribute effectively. One step in the right direction is to use plain English. Plain English can help organisations...
1 Mar 2009
These findings are based on the results achieved by the Intensive Tuition in Adult Basic Education (ITABE) programme currently being implemented by the country’s VECs and international research. For those not at work, training improves the chances of gaining employment. In the typical ITABE class...
1 Mar 2009
As overall winners, Galway’s ‘A B Sea’ project was today given €10,000 to further develop and publish their research which identifies the specific literacy-based needs of the fishing community. Findings from the project will be shared with other adult literacy practitioners and will help to...