News from September 2015

23 Sep 2015
Liz Corkish from Wicklow and Tony Moloney from Cork are just some of the students who will be talking to the public about the benefits of returning to education, at the National Adult Literacy Agency’s stand at the National Ploughing Championships. Both Liz and Tony returned to education to improve...
23 Sep 2015
Today Wednesday 23 September, Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands met Irish politicians for a briefing in Leinster House, Dublin. The early morning briefing was on the topic of literacy and was organised by Senator Jillian van Turnhoutas part of National Adult Literacy...
21 Sep 2015

NALA - Keynote speech by President Michael D Higgins

It is a great pleasure to be here this morning for the commencement of National Adult Literacy Awareness week.  I would like to thank Inez Bailey for inviting me to join you here today and all of you for that generous welcome. This important week commences with today’s public seminar entitled   ‘...
17 Sep 2015
On Monday 21 September, Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland will deliver a keynote address marking the launch of National Adult Literacy Awareness Week 2015 at an event in Dublin. The event is a public seminar called, ‘Learning and life chances: promoting equality through basic education’. The...
14 Sep 2015
International plain language conference
This Friday 18 and Saturday 19 September over 250 delegates from around the world will attend PLAIN 2015 – an international plain language conference in Dublin Castle. Its theme is ‘Clearer language, greater efficiency and effectiveness’. At this conference, 60 top international speakers will share...
7 Sep 2015
International Literacy Day 2015
Tuesday 8 September marks the UN’s 50th International Literacy Day and there are hundreds of events planned all over the world. In Ireland, the National Adult Literacy Agency is hosting a conference in Dublin to celebrate International Literacy Day. At this conference, there will be talks from...
4 Sep 2015
NALA invites you to save Wednesday 7 October to attend the launch of a report providing an in-depth analysis of PIACC with participants at or below level 2.   This full day seminar is funded through the European Agenda for Adult Learning (EAAL) and is hosted jointly by AONTAS and the National Adult...
4 Sep 2015
NALA invites you to save Tuesday 22 September to attend the launch of a framework on the professional development needs of tutors of adult numeracy in the Irish Further Education and Training Sector. The focus of our seminar will be to: Present the Framework and discuss the professional...