News from September 2012

28 Sep 2012
Thanks to everyone who made this a great National Adult Literacy Awareness Week. Our closing event saw us back in Tallaght this morning at Sean Walsh Park where 65 children from Holy Child School in Killinarden took part in a Maths trail. A Maths trail is a bit like a treasure hunt, but all the...
27 Sep 2012
the new Mayor for South Dublin, Cathál King launched a short report outlining the approach and lessons from South Dublin County Council’s (SDCC) Literacy Audit.
Tallaght has taken centre stage this week as they host a number of events to celebrate National Adult Literacy Awareness Week. Tallaght was chosen by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) to highlight how integrating literacy-friendly policies can positively affect local communities by...
25 Sep 2012
"You'll never look back," says students Kevin, Olive, Michael and Bridie who are attending the National Ploughing Championships in Wexford this week. They come here every year to meet and speak with the public about the benefits of brushing up on reading, writing and maths skills. They can be found...
24 Sep 2012
Dr Marie Griffin, CEO, County Dublin VEC, Minister Ciaran Cannon, Dr Elish Regan, ESRI and Inez Bailey, Director, NALA
On Monday 24 September 2012, at the start of National Adult Literacy Awareness Week, Mr Ciaran Cannon, T.D., Minister of State for Training and Skills, launched a comprehensive study investigating the experiences of people with literacy and numeracy difficulties in the workplace. In particular, the...
21 Sep 2012
National Adult Literacy Awareness Week will be celebrated nationwide between the 24 and 28 of September. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of the literacy issue in Ireland and inform people about all the free courses to improve their reading, writing and maths skills that are available...
7 Sep 2012
 New website shows parents how to help their kids learn everyday A new website for parents called Help My Kid Learn was launched today by the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., on the eve of International Literacy Day. The purpose of the website is to provide fun activities that...