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25 May 2016
IPH Conference hears 40% of Irish population have low health literacy levels – low literacy linked with poor health outcomes A conference hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has heard today that more equal access to health information is vital in tackling health inequalities....
21 Apr 2016
NALA and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) are hosting a Numeracy conference in TCD on Wednesday 1 June. The theme of the conference is ‘supporting mathematical understanding and using informal methods in everyday maths’. Each participant will also be able to choose two numeracy workshops. For more...
18 Apr 2016
NALA received 74 applications for the Fund and will be letting centres know if they were sucessful or not shortly. The closing date for the NALA Student Development Fund was 22 April 2016.   Last year 1,619 students were involved in events that were funded under the NALA Student Development Fund...
8 Apr 2016
In December 2015, NALA published a set of case studies describing financial numeracy teaching practice in Ireland. It was called, 'A wealth of practice: case studies of financial numeracy practice in Ireland' and it has been welcomed by ALOs, tutors and by international colleagues as a useful, much...
19 Feb 2016
We've got promises from four political parties
After meeting all the political parties and asking them to include adult literacy development in their manifestos, we are delighted to tell you that our work has paid off. Four political parties have prioritised adult literacy in their manifestos. They are Fine Gael, Labour, Sinn Fein and Social...
8 Feb 2016
NALA AGM
This year our AGM will take place on Saturday 16 April 2016 in the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny from 10.30am to 3pm. Once the meeting agenda has been confirmed we will confirm the exact times. Our AGM is the most important event for you as a member as you will: hear about our work in 2015; get the...
3 Feb 2016
A Plain English Guide to Political Terms
Brush up your political vocabulary ahead of the general election Ever wanted to know what ‘front runner’ really meant but were too afraid to ask? Check out the National Adult Literacy Agency’s free...
1 Feb 2016
The National Adult Literacy Agency is asking all candidates and political parties to guarantee everyone a basic education, if they are voted into government in the general election. In Ireland, we pride ourselves on education. Yet one in six Irish adults (520,000) has very low literacy levels and...
27 Jan 2016
National Skills Strategy 2025
The new Strategy is a key pillar in the Government’s plan to keep the recovery going and build sustainable economic growth. The Taoiseach and Tánaiste today (Wednesday) launched the new National Skills Strategy 2025 – Ireland’s Future, along with Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan, TD...
12 Jan 2016
5,000 people sign petition for plain English
Today, Tuesday 11 January, the National Adult Literacy presented a petition to Minister Brendan Howlin at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. The petition asks that all public information produced by Government and its agencies is written in plain English. 5,000 people signed the...

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