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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...
14 Oct 2015
NALA is hosting a family learning conference on Thursday 26 November in The Ashling Hotel. The conference will focus on strengthening relationships between home and community. There will be a range of speakers in the morning focusing on making maths more appealing and relevant to parents, helping...
23 Sep 2015
Liz Corkish from Wicklow and Tony Moloney from Cork are just some of the students who will be talking to the public about the benefits of returning to education, at the National Adult Literacy Agency’s stand at the National Ploughing Championships. Both Liz and Tony returned to education to improve...
23 Sep 2015
Today Wednesday 23 September, Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands met Irish politicians for a briefing in Leinster House, Dublin. The early morning briefing was on the topic of literacy and was organised by Senator Jillian van Turnhoutas part of National Adult Literacy...
21 Sep 2015

NALA - Keynote speech by President Michael D Higgins

It is a great pleasure to be here this morning for the commencement of National Adult Literacy Awareness week.  I would like to thank Inez Bailey for inviting me to join you here today and all of you for that generous welcome. This important week commences with today’s public seminar entitled   ‘...

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