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This week’s The Big Picture provides an overview of the recently launched National Rural Development Policy: Our Rural Future which aims to provide a framework to achieve social and economic develop

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Garda Vetting Applications are being processed as normal by post while we prepare for Online E-vetting.

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In Scéalta this week, Infant Class teacher, Mark O’Connell, outlines how he uses the Aistear framework and play-based activity to support learning in his classroom.

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A final reminder that School Age Childcare registration deadline for existing services is 16 April 2021. The team also look at recent changes to Parent’s and Adoptive Leave.

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All School Age Childcare services must be registered by 16 April 2021. Applications can be made on the Tusla Portal.
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