Donegal adult educators demand equal pay during Dublin protest

Those delivering adult education programmes in Donegal are demanding more pay and yesterday joined a national protest outside Dáil Éireann calling for the same conditions as their post-primary counterparts. The protest moved from Leinster House to the Department of Further and Higher Education on St Stephen’s Green where teachers from across the country, including Donegal, […]

Tributes paid at ETB meeting to friends who died in collision

By Diarmaid Doherty MEMBERS of the board of Donegal ETB have paid tribute to the two teenagers who lost their lives in a single vehicle collision in Inishowen last month. Thomas Gallagher and Alana Harkin, both aged 18, died in the collision near Gleneely on the main R238 road to Culdaff. Advertisement A third occupant […]

Pupil numbers at ETB schools rise by almost 1,000 in five years

By Diarmaid Doherty THE number of pupils choosing to attend Donegal ETB’s 15 post primary schools has risen by almost 1,000 in just five years, new figures have revealed. And the new chairman of Donegal ETB, Cllr. Donal Coyle, said the statistics are proof of a changing attitude towards ETB schools when families are deciding […]

Coyle proud and privileged to be elected Donegal ETB chair

By Diarmaid Doherty THE newly elected chairperson of Donegal ETB, Cllr Donal Coyle, said it’s an honour and a privilege to hold the chain of office on the board. Cllr Coyle was elected at Monday’s meeting of Donegal ETB in Letterkenny and replaces outgoing chairperson Cllr. Michael McBride whose term has come to an end. […]

Concern at lack of apprenticeship programmes

A DONEGAL councillor has highlighted the lack of apprenticeship courses for certain aspects of the construction industry and says that with the demand for new housing growing all the time, it’s an issue that needs immediate addressing. Cllr. Ciaran Brogan said he was surprised to discover that there are no apprentice programmes available in Donegal […]

Cllr Donal Coyle elected new chair of Donegal ETB

Fianna Fáil councillor Donal Coyle is the new chairperson of Donegal ETB.   He was elected at today’s meeting of the board in Letterkenny, and replaces Cllr. Michael McBride who has served his year in the chair. Advertisement   Cllr Coyle’s party colleague Cllr Rena Donaghey is the new vice-chairperson, replacing outgoing vice-chairperson, Patsy McVicar. […]

Over 29,000 students availed of Donegal ETB Courses in 2022

Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB) has published its 2022 Annual Report, outlining the wide range of services and activities it delivered throughout the last year. Despite the ongoing pandemic restrictions that continued into part of 2022, over 29,200 students availed of its post-primary, Further Education and Training (FET), outdoor education and training and music […]

New Principal appointed to Finn Valley College

Donegal ETB has announced the appointment of Mr Séan McFadden as the new Principal of Finn Valley College in Stranorlar, effective from 1 January 2024. Séan replaces Mr Alan Thompson who is taking up the position of Principal of the Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town, also in January 2024. Originally from Gaoth Dobhair, Séan […]

Leaving cert results will be released tomorrow

TOMORROW is a big day for thousands of pupils across the county who are waiting patiently on their Leaving Certificate results. The Leaving Certificate 2023 results will be available on the Candidate Self Service Portal (CCSP) at 10am tomorrow morning, Friday, August 25. Principal of Deele College, Raphoe Mr Joe Boyle said students will get their results on the online […]

School principals say they will prioritise vaping concerns

By Diarmaid Doherty SECONDARY schools in Donegal will aim to prioritise the growing problem of vaping among pupils once the new school year resumes in September, a meeting of Donegal ETB has been told. It comes after principals of Donegal ETB secondary schools were consulted on the worrying trends of vaping among young people in […]