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15 Sep 2016
NALA and the ETBs are hosting a series of half-day numeracy workshops at different locations around the country: If you are interested in improving your numeracy teaching skills, why not book in to one or more of these workshops. For more information and registration see...
7 Sep 2016
Eamon Delaney - Take the first step campaign
A major new awareness campaign that encourages adults to ‘Take the first step’ to improve their reading, writing, maths and computers skills was launched on Thursday 8 September, to mark International Literacy Day. SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority, has funded the campaign on...
31 Aug 2016
The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) has announced details of its 2016 Plain English Awards which is now open for entries. The aim of the awards, which are sponsored by leading law firm Mason Hayes & Curran, is to reward organisations that communicate clearly and to offer free plain...
8 Jun 2016
What:  International Literacy Day ConferenceWhen:  9.30am - 2.00pm, Thursday 8 September 2016Where:  Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 The National Adult Literacy Agency is celebrating International Literacy Day by hosting a conference at the Wood Quay venue at the Dublin Civic...
8 Jun 2016
A newly published guide on the rights of older people is a great resource and features NALA's Plain English Mark. Know Your Rights is a public information project of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), designed to inform people in clear and accessible language about their rights under...
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...

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