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Literacy Matters Summer 2019 - Issue 23

First things first, we would love to hear what you think about this magazine. Please see our survey on page seven to find out how you can give us your feedback and suggestions. Everybody who completes our survey will also have the chance to win a €100 National Book Token.

We were delighted to welcome so many of our members to our AGM in April. Mairead McGuinness, MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament, was guest speaker at the event. On page four you can read why Mairead thinks that literacy and numeracy can help us become better citizens of Ireland and Europe.

Literacy Matters Winter 2018 - Issue 22

Welcome to our latest edition of Literacy Matters.

We were delighted to have journalist Charlie Bird and author Sinead Moriarty launch the third phase of the ‘Take the first step’ campaign in September.

This year we produced five new videos promoting local learners and ETBs in Tipperary, Carlow, Waterford, Cavan and Dublin. You can read more about the campaign on page four.

Literacy Matters Summer 2018 - Issue 21

Welcome to our latest edition of Literacy Matters.

One of the best things about working in NALA is that we get to meet so many interesting students and hear their stories about returning to education.

On page four, Michael Duffy, a student from Cavan, talks about how getting a laptop as a present changed his life forever.

Literacy Matters Winter 2017 - Issue 20

Welcome to our latest edition of Literacy Matters.

In September, NALA managed the second phase of the ‘Take the first step’ awareness campaign. New elements in this year’s campaign included regional radio ads to emphasise the availability of local Education and Training Board (ETB) adult education services. You can read more about the campaign on page four.

Literacy Matters Summer 2017 - Issue 19

Welcome to our latest edition of Literacy Matters.

It is always a great pleasure to share the inspiring stories of the people we meet and this issue kicks off with one such story. On page four, Ann Nicholas talks about the drive and determination that saw her return to education so she could improve her literacy skills and get a healthcare qualification.

Literacy Matters Summer 2016 - Issue 17

Welcome to our latest edition of Literacy Matters.

We started the year discussing the benefits of using technology at our Tutors Forum and much of this edition expands on this important theme.

Literacy Matters Winter 2015 - Issue 16

Welcome to our winter edition of Literacy Matters.

As you will see in the following pages, it’s been a busy time for us. It all kicked off in September when we hosted PLAIN 2015, an international plain language conference, in Dublin Castle. It was the first time the conference had been held in Ireland and it was hugely successful event. Over 250 delegates and 70 speakers attended the conference, providing a unique opportunity to share knowledge and promote plain language.

Literacy Matters Winter 2014 - Issue 14

In this edition of Literacy Matters we talk to Liz Corkish, a student at Bray Adult Learning Centre, about her journey back to education. She knows when someone has literacy difficulties because she hid her own for so many years. Thankfully those days are behind her and Liz has some good advice for people providing information to the public. You can read her story on page four.

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