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4 06, 2015

Statement from Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell on the closure announcement from Corinthian Colleges, Inc.

By | 2015-06-04T19:52:55+00:00 June 4th, 2015|Education|0 Comments

Students seeking better life options should be assured that their investments will pay off in increased knowledge, skills, and opportunity. Today, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., announced it was effectively ending operations, following the company's failure to find a buyer for its remaining campuses willing to abide by conditions put in place by [...]

3 06, 2015

141 Students from Across the Country Named 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars

By | 2015-06-03T21:43:29+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|Education|0 Comments

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the 51st class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 141 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics or the arts. Press Releases

3 06, 2015

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on 2015 Building a Grad Nation Report

By | 2015-06-03T21:42:48+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|Education|0 Comments

More young people are graduating from high school today than ever before—and gaps in graduation rates are closing—even as standards are rising. The credit for these gains goes to educators, students, parents and community partners. Yet we know that, in today’s knowledge-based economy, a high school diploma isn’t enough. So while [...]

3 06, 2015

College Students to Benefit from Proposed Regulations Targeting Troubling Practices in Rapidly Expanding College Debit, Prepaid Card Marketplace

By | 2015-06-03T21:42:42+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|Education|0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Education announced proposed regulations, available for public inspection today in the Federal Register, aimed at protecting as many as 9 million college students receiving $ 25 billion in federal student aid by providing tougher standards and greater transparency surrounding agreements between colleges and companies in the rapidly [...]

15 12, 2014

Hostages seen running from café in Sydney

By | 2014-12-15T06:13:19+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

A number of hostages have been seen running out of a Sydney café at the centre of a siege, according to Channel 7 live news footage. An armed assailant was holding an unknown number of hostages inside the café, police said, with local television showing some being forced to hold up a [...]

9 10, 2014

Plan to create 93,000 extra jobs from start-ups

By | 2014-10-09T23:49:48+00:00 October 9th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

The Government has announced a new plan aimed at creating an extra 93,000 jobs from start-ups over the next five years. The National Policy Statement on Entrepreneurship in Ireland aims to increase the number of start-ups by a quarter or 3,000 per year. It plans to increase the survival rate of [...]

9 10, 2014

Women return from UK to deliver stillborn babies

By | 2014-10-09T23:07:25+00:00 October 9th, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

Some women travel to the UK for first stage of abortion procedure and return to give birth to stillborn babies A growing number of women who travel to the UK for terminations following a diagnosis of a fatal foetal abnormality are returning to Ireland after the first part of the procedure [...]

2 10, 2014

Hogan facing questions from EU committee

By | 2014-10-02T08:25:54+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

Ireland's EU commissioner designate Phil Hogan is attending a three-hour hearing at the European Parliament this morning during which his suitability to become the next Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development will be assessed. Mr Hogan will face questions from 45 members of the Agriculture Committee on a range of issues [...]

30 09, 2014

McNulty withdraws name from Seanad by-election

By | 2014-09-30T18:23:46+00:00 September 30th, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

Donegal businessman John McNulty has withdrawn his candidacy from the upcoming Seanad by-election. The leader of the Seanad, Maurice Cummins, this afternoon formally told the upper house that Mr McNulty had withdrawn and asked Oireachtas members not to vote for him. In a statement, Mr McNulty said: "I am taking this decision [...]

25 09, 2014

John McNulty steps down from IMMA board

By | 2014-09-25T16:33:09+00:00 September 25th, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

1 of 2 Tánaiste Joan Burton said the practice was that the party from which the Seanad vacancy arose had the right to fill that vacancy John Deasy said people were disgusted at how Fine Gael was being run Fine Gael TD John Deasy has said the appointment process regarding John [...]