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Minister Ruairi Quinn to Address Irish Second-Level Students’ Union AGM

Minister Ruairi Quinn to Address Irish Second-Level Students’ Union AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union is taking place this Wednesday March 27th; from 11am until 4pm, in the Clocktower Building, Dept. Of Education and Skills, Marlborough Street, Dublin1.

 

Second-level students from across the country will meet together to discuss issue which affect them, with a particular focus this year on bullying in schools.

 

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn will deliver the keynote address at 3pm, and former governor of Mountjoy will address delegates about tackling bullying in schools at 2:40pm.

ISSU President and Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh student, Dylan Grace said; ‘When students are consulted on matters affecting them, the conversation changes. We have seen over the past year, that nodding to student voice is ineffective and is a barrier to real change, and engaging with the student voice leads to a better education system for everyone. The ISSU has now proven than we can and should be trusted as a partner in education and achieving this is a key goal for our organisation.  I am delighted that Minister Ruairi Quinn will address today’s AGM, and hope that he recognises the importance of engaging with students in a meaningful way in all aspects of second-level education reform.’

 

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