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It was with great regret that we heard of the death of Dóirín Creamer on June 16th. Dóirín had been a great friend to the Centre during her years as a teacher in Loreto Abbey Dalkey and continued to serve on the Centre's Management Committee well into her retirement.
She served as chairperson from 1992 to 1994 and represented the Centre with characteristic style and competence on many an occasion. Charming and courteous with everyone, it was Dóirín who introduced the University of the Third Age (U3A) to the Centre and it was she who presided over it as chair for a number of years.
There was added poignancy to Doirin’s death when her husband Sean died eight days after her. Sean, too, was...

The National Induction Programme for Teachers (NIPT), a cross-sectoral support service for newly qualified teachers (NQTs) under the remit of the Teacher Education Section of the Department of Education and Skills, has a number of opportunities for the position of associate 2016/17.
An associate is a registered teacher, who is engaged to work in a part-time capacity (20 days) with NIPT to complement and extend the capacity of the service.  
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On Friday, 20th and Saturday, 21st May the third EXCITED Digital Learning Festival will take place in Dublin Castle, with a theme of “Celebrating Success and Sharing Innovation”.  Register your free place here
 The structure for the 2016 festival moves the initial emphasis from a discussion based forum primarily aimed at educators to that of a showcase for excellence in Irish schools. This year, we celebrate the innovative and inspirational work of both students and teachers.
·            EXCITED, in partnership with CESI, are providing Ireland’s first Digital MegaMeet for educators. Over 150 guests...

The Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills is recruiting Primary District Inspectors this summer. If you are interested in these positions, log on to for further details. Closing date for receipt of applications is May 26.