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Month: September 2023

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Inclement Weather Warning 27 September 2023

Weather Advisory Category Status Orange – Wind warning Met Éireann Weather Warning Very strong and gusty southerly winds, with some severe and damaging gusts. Potential impacts: • Coastal flooding • Difficult travel conditions • Power outages • Fallen trees Affected areas Wind warning for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary, Waterford Valid: 09:00 Wednesday

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Policy Brief: OECD Education at a Glance 2023

The OECD has recently released Education at a Glance 2023, the latest edition in its informative series on the state of education around the world.  The series addresses a range of issues, providing key data for analysis by governments, academics and organisations seeking policy change for children and young people. It covers all levels of

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Policy Brief: EECERA Conference: Children’s Curiosity, Agency and Participation

From 30 August until 2 September, a group from Early Childhood Ireland attended the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) conference in Estoril, Portugal. The 31st iteration of the conference, it focussed on ‘Children’s Curiosity, Agency and Participation’ and the challenges for professional action and development. EECERA takes place annually and this year the

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Policy Brief: Census 2022

The Central Statistics Office has released detailed results from Census 2022 about the ‘childcare’ options availed of by families, including Early Years and School Age Care (EY and SAC) settings. It reveals new information about the most prevalent type of care, hours spent, and information regarding children with disabilities. The Census 2022 release also includes

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Policy Brief: European Commission report highlights Ireland’s efforts to improve quality in EY and SAC

Ireland’s efforts to improve the coordination of its Early Years (EY) and School Age Care (SAC) quality assurance and development processes were highlighted as a case study of “inspiring practices” in the second report of the European Commission’s Working Group of Early Childhood Education and Care.   The Working Group, whose main focus for this

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