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9 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...
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...
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...
11 Jan 2016
Plain English training
Learn how to write in plain English this year.   What is plain English? Plain English is a style of writing and layout that the intended reader can understand after a single reading. It will help you clarify what you’re trying to say and, as a result, help your reader get your message exactly as...
4 Jan 2016
This course is only open to charity and voluntary sector participants. This is a condition of the funders.   PEN Plain English Writing for the Web Training Thurs 10 March 9.30am-4.00pm Wed 23 March: 9.30am-4.00pm Venue: Cluid, 63-66 Amiens Street, Dublin 1   Who is this course for? This course is...
4 Dec 2015
NALA’s 2016 annual National Tutors’ Forum is on Saturday 30 January in The Ashling Hotel in Dublin. The theme of January’s conference is ‘integrating technology into adult literacy and numeracy work’. The event is free for tutors. To see the programme and register click...
20 Nov 2015
Introduction In the Irish Cancer Society’s Strategy Statement, they state that The Irish Cancer Society will develop and deliver evidence-based, high-impact cancer risk reduction programmes targeted at individuals, specific communities and the population as a whole.’’  In 2014, the National Adult...
19 Oct 2015
Request for tenders (RFT) to design and implement a national literacy and numeracy public information and awareness campaign. Title: National literacy and numeracy public information and awareness campaign.   Request for tenders: To design...

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