Difficulties of Leaving Cert maths highlighted

By Diarmaid Doherty THE difficulty of this year’s Leaving Certificate higher-level maths paper one was highlighted at this week’s meeting of Donegal ETB. Martin Gormley, Director of Schools at Donegal ETB, said the state exams had gone well and most pupils and staff members seemed happy. However, maths paper one, which was sat by students on […]

Donegal County Council and Donegal ETB Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Donegal County Council and Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB) have signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) to further develop their capacities to achieve their respective missions through enhanced cooperation. It is significant for the development of Donegal and the broader North West region as it leverages the existing close working relationship between Donegal County […]

Cross-border option to be considered for new Lifford Youthreach facility

By Diarmaid Doherty TALKS are underway to find new cross-border accommodation for the Youthreach programme in Lifford as efforts get underway to keep the much needed facility in the local area. The training centre which is located on Lifford’s Diamond is to close after more than 20 years. Advertisement The current building is no longer […]

Vaping a massive problem in Donegal schools – claim

SECONDARY school principals in Donegal are to be asked to have their say in a discussion on the growing trend of ‘vaping’ among young people in the county. The practice is now widespread among teenagers all over the country and at a meeting in Donegal this week, it was claimed that more and more young […]

Major plans for €15 million school campus

BY DIARMAID DOHERTY HE principal of Errigal College in Letterkenny has said exciting plans to develop a new €15m state-of-the-art school campus are a massive boost for education in the town. Mr Danny McFadden said the development could be completed by 2026 and when finished, will completely transform school life at Errigal College. Advertisement “It’s […]

Michael McBride Elected Chairperson of Donegal ETB

Cllr Michael McBride was elected Chairperson of Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB) at a board meeting this morning while Patsy McVicar was elected Deputy Chairperson. They replace outgoing Chairperson Cllr Barry Sweeny and outgoing Deputy Chairperson Cllr Martin Harley. Speaking about his election as Chairperson, Cllr Michael McBride said, “I would like to thank […]

Donegal apprentices graduate at first in-person ceremony since 2019 

Thirty-seven apprentices from Donegal recently graduated at the first in-person ceremony in the North West region since 2019. Donegal Education and Training presented the graduates with their certificates at a graduation ceremony in Carrick-on-Shannon on Friday last, November 18. The graduates qualified in the following apprenticeships: Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry and Joinery, Mechanical Automotive Maintenance Fitter, […]

A service that reaches into every ‘nook and cranny’

THE pandemic has forever changed the way we think about education and a blended approach to learning should be embraced for the benefit of everyone, says Cróna Gallagher. Ms Gallagher is Director of Further Education and Training (FET) with Donegal Education and Training Board. With many people in ‘back to school’ mode and school leavers […]

Donegal ETB launches FET Fortnight

Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service has today launched its FET Fortnight online event which starts next week. As the largest education and training provider in the county, each year its FET Service hosts a huge FET Fair to showcase its wide range of education and training opportunities. This event is usually attended […]