NUI Galway Supports Publication of the Seventh Edition of the Education Matters Yearbook

Pictured marking the publication of the Education Matters Yearbook 2013 are (l-r): Dr Mary Fleming, Head of the School of Education, NUI Galway; Dr Jim Browne, President, NUI Galway; and Dr Tony Hall, School of Education, NUI Galway and Editor of the Education Matters Yearbook 2013.
Sep 30 2013 Posted: 12:46 IST

Supported by NUI Galway, the Education Matters Yearbook 2013 - The Professional Handbook of Educators in Ireland is now available.

Now in its seventh edition, and this year featuring both a foreword and afterword from the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., the Education Matters Yearbook 2013 is an indispensable guide to Irish education in 2013. Designed as an attractive, easily accessible and portable digest, the Yearbook provides a comprehensive and concise account of the key developments and issues in Irish education over the course of the year.

Relevant media content and critical, informative commentary from key stakeholders in Irish education help to tell the story of the Irish educational system during the year. Supported by NUI Galway and an editorial board of educators representing all sectors of the Irish educational system, the Yearbook provides a critical and engaging analysis of the main developments across all sectors: early childhood education and early years care; primary and post-primary education; further education and lifelong learning; third-level education; and fourth-level research and innovation.

Dr Tony Hall, Lecturer with NUI Galway’s School of Education and Editor of the Education Matters Yearbook 2013, said: “This is a unique reference work which aims to make available the full range of educational developments in Ireland in any given year. It is an easily accessible, comprehensive, and informative resource for all with an interest in Irish education.”

Education Matters began as a newsprint publication in 1987. Over the years it was carried as a supplement by various national newspapers, including The Sunday Timesand The Sunday Tribune. Contributors included Dr Anthony Clare, Gemma Hussey, Cynthia Ní Mhurchú, Vivian Cassells, Louis O’Flaherty, Dr Eileen Doyle and other well-known and respected writers. The first Education Matters Yearbook was published in 2006.

The Education Matters Yearbook 2013 is available to buy online, in both print and pdf formats, at The whole book, 248 pages including index, or the individual sections can be purchased.

The Yearbook can also be ordered by email: or by phone/text: 086 0809969. The Yearbook is also available to purchase in store in Easons, Galway.


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