Careers & Education News


  1. yfermot College of Further Education Updates
  2. National campaign to recruit Horticulture workers
  3. Coláiste Dhúlaigh Animations to feature on RTE
  4. Athlone IT to hold Q&A on Business Management
  5. Pitman Training  Swords Distance Learning Options
  6. Youth work in the Covid-19 Crisis
  7. New PLC Courses in Portlaoise College
  8. News from the Botanic Gardens
  9. IGC Protocols and Guidelines for Remote Working
  10. FET Sector Responding in the Crisis
  11. Vacancies
  12. Upcoming Training and Events in Fingal
  13. Cabinteely Community School Enrolments

Careers & Education News


  1. Explorers Education Programme engages with pre-service teachers at Mary Immaculate College for the first time
  2. Counselling & Psychotherapy – Free Online Taster Evening
  3. Variety of opportunities for second-chance learners at MIC
  4. IICP Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies
  5. IT Sligo staff climb Mount Everest from home for local charity
  6. Have you unused laptops?
  7. Accounting Technician Apprenticeship – Online Application Open
  8. Mobile Apps in Education
  9. Tusla seeks Youth Workers for deployment to residential centres
  10. Goethe April Newsletter
  11. Clár na nÓg Updates
  12. Gardening to Relieve Stress

Poem – Pandemic 2020 – Isolation, in community

To all people working  together to fight this battle of COVID-19  –   thank you for your time, commitment, energy, dedication and professionalism during this time of crises.  Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter.

I wrote the following poem Pandemic 2020 giving hope in this challenging times.

Pandemic 2020

There is no welcome for you

to knock on the door of our home,

yet you pervade like darkness of night

creating a shadow over our land.


You are like the unwelcome thief,

who uses the dark of night

stealing what is not theirs to take.


You are no knight

but your weapon is swift,

creating sickness and suffering,

your sword the final sting



The cries of our people can be heard across the land,

the tears of a mother’s grief can never be wiped away,

even children weep for the loss of grandparents.


In love we keep distance longing for a hug,

the streets are empty,

playgrounds are silent,

funeral homes full, but no wake allowed.


You will not destroy our love,

you will not destroy our faith,

our destiny is one  of survival,

we are all in this together.


Brothers and sisters stand apart, together,

Isolation, in community,

the battle will be fought with courage and strength,

Victory will be ours.



Guidance-related learning websites


Guidance-related learning websites has launched free classes for Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate. For further information please visit:  education, training and career information education, training and career information, REACH+ programme   The CAO have opened a dedicated page with FAQ to support applicants  and also offer an email service for any query

Access college  (DARE and HEAR applications)

Student Universal Support Ireland [SUSI] grant applications


Individual colleges and Higher Education Institutions are providing applicants with online support and advice including helplines and 1:1 support. See websites for more information.

General learning resources:


Beyond the Classroom. The PDST Primary PE team will release new videos and activities each week for pupils to practice their fundamental movement skills at home.

Daily Maths. The PDST Maths team is uploading daily resource banks for Post-Primary students. A different maths topic is covered each day during the school closure period

Britannica LaunchPacks. Britannica has kindly offered FREE access to their Science and Humanities LaunchPacks. Access is available to all Scoilnet users during the school closure period.

World Book online. All students in the Republic of Ireland have open and free home access to World Book Online. World Book is a trusted encyclopedia containing thousands of informational articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities. During the duration of school closures, World Book Online has kindly made available a collection of all their eBooks. There are about 700 proprietary World Book titles for ages 4-18 and over 2,500 Project Gutenberg titles.

State Examinations

PDST Distance Learning

Home Tuition

Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate – Virtual classroom launched has launched a new initiative for Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate students.  FREE online classes are now available for all students covering the following subjects:





Home Economics
Health and Nutrition

The classes operate from 9.20am to 4.20pm each weekday with a break in the morning and a break for lunch. Students can attend virtual lessons for the day by booking their place ‘in’ the classroom via Zoho Showtime – which is similar to Zoom. Classes are scheduled to start from 10th April and will run until the 21st of May.
For further information please visit:

News for students


  1. Maynooth University – Virtual Open Day
  2. “How To” Videos from DCU Students
  3. Free Study Skills E-Book!
  4. Free Training in Virtual Classrooms and Remote Learning
  5. Opportunity For International Sharing And Learning
  6. Easter Arrangements for Maths at Home
  7. Oceans of learning resources online at
  8. Could Working from Home soon be the new Normal?
  9. DCYA funded youth services and organisations advice
  10. Education after COVID-19
  11. SME Open Days Rescheduled
  12. Alert List from IT Tralee
  13. New President in GMIT
  14. NCGE Update on Guidance