For thousands of students across Northern Ireland the got their A-Levels/AS Levels results today (15 August) and GCSEs results will be out next week (22 August) and important decisions will need to be made.

National Parents Council

The Leaving Certificate results for 2013 were released on Wednesday 14th August. A Helpline has been set up by the National Parents' Council in association with the Irish Independent, Eircom and supported by the Dept. of Education & Skills.

Website Launch

Edyth Dunlop (NIUSE) with Minister for Environment, Mr Phil Hogan, TD and Anne Marie Ward HSE and Chair of Citizenship Board launching at the 11th EUSE Conference in Dublin (11 – 13 June 2013)

Irish Water

Minister Burton welcomes allocation of Irish Water jobs for persons on the Live Register.

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., has welcomed the commitment by Irish Water to reserve a significant portion of jobs on its nationwide metering programme for persons who are unemployed.

JobsPlus Incentive Scheme

New scheme launched to incentivise employers to hire persons who are long-term unemployed

JobsPlus is a new employer incentive scheme operated by the Department of Social Protection which will incentivise businesses to hire jobseekers from the Live Register, boost job creation and reduce long-term unemployment.

EUSE Minister Burton

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD has said people with disabilities must have the right to equal access to the world of work and financial independence.

Adult Learners Week

Adult Learners' Week (ALW) 2013 will run from 18th to 24th May and is an opportunity for individuals and organisations to celebrate the many and diverse benefits of lifelong learning.

Social Farming offers opportunities to people to engage and become part of farming and rural life using ‘ordinary farm families’ as key community partners. Social Farming supports marginalised groups of people to fulfil a personal choice or preference for involvement in farming and rural life.

Minister of State with the Department of Transport, Sport and Tourism, Mr. Michael Ring, was pitch side at the iconic Croke Park Stadium in the heart of Dublin for the launch of the European Union of Supported Employment conference.