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Minister David Stanton T.D. Launches the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union’s Charter for Inclusive Schools

DATE: 22.3.17 – 12pm Minister David Stanton T.D. Launches the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union’s Charter for Inclusive Schools The Minister with special responsibility for Equality, Integration and Immigration, David Stanton TD was on hand today to launch the ISSU Students’ Charter For Inclusive Schools. The launch took place in the Clock Tower Building in the Department of […]

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Best of luck in your exams

The Irish Second-Level Student’s Union wishes all those sitting Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied exams starting today the very best of luck! Speaking this morning regarding those taking their final exams, Education Officer David Boyce said “The Leaving Certificate is just one component of the Irish education system, but there are many […]

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Press Statement: Re-introduction of guidance counsellors

The National Student Executive of the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) expresses their concern following reports that in over half of second-level schools nationwide, 1 in 6 are using unqualified guidance counsellors. Particularly of concern is the drop in guidance counselling hours being offered in public schools versus the slight increase in fee-paying schools since […]

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Press Statement: Education Reform must be a key focus under Minister Richard Bruton

PRESS STATEMENT 6th May 2016 Education reform at second-level must continue to be a key focus under Minister Richard Bruton. The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) welcomes the appointment of Richard Bruton as Minister for Education and Skills and calls on the Minister to ensure that education reform continues to be the key focus of […]

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Press Statement: Mental Health Funds

PRESS STATEMENT 20th April 2016 The National Student Executive of the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) is highly concerned in relation to the proposed reallocation of €12 million mental health funds. They are advocating for the reintroduction of guidance counsellors to all second-level schools. Speaking this morning, Rob O’Donnell (President) said; “All efforts should be […]

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Irish organisations back new second-level education initiative.

PRESS RELEASE Representatives from Spunout.ie, Schooldays.ie, ISSU and the Digital Youth  Council came together today to launch Student Slingshot Academy, a new  approach to education and careers for transition year students – Student Slingshot Academy was launched today at its future home in Filmbase,  Temple Bar. It is a new initiative developed to change how […]

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CLOSING OF SCHOOLS MUST STOP

PRESS STATEMENT The National Student Executive (NSE) of the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) regretfully confirms again that second-level schools will be closed today (January 22nd) due to industrial action by the ASTI and TUI. This is the second day of industrial action to be taken in relation to the proposed Junior Certificate Reforms (JCSA) […]

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Vote at 16

PRESS STATEMENT The National Student Executive of the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) regrets the decision that has been made to disregard holding a referendum for the lowering of our voting age. Despite previous recommendations from the constitutional convention and Government promises made in 2013, a referendum on this matter will not take place in conjunction with the two referenda […]

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Students Locked Out

PRESS STATEMENT The National Student Executive of the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) regretfully confirms that second-level schools will close tomorrow (December 2nd) due to industrial action by the ASTI and TUI. The ISSU is very supportive of the proposed reforms to the Junior Cycle, and believes that this is in the best interest of […]

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STUDENTS SCAPEGOATED… again

Press Statement ISSU speaks out in opposition to using students as pawns in industrial dispute Teachers are often too slow to embrace significant change, and on this occasion they have brought reasonable talks to a deadlock due to a failure to adapt. Teachers correct hundreds of school-based assessments for individual subject exams or indeed for […]

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