Upcoming Events

National | Education

no events match your query!

User Preferences

  • Language - en | ga
  • text size >>
  • make this your indymedia front page make this your indymedia front page

Blog Feeds

forward

Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Michael Gaughan, Clann na hÉireann and an ?independent? ASU in England in the 1970s 13:53 Mon Sep 22, 2014 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Sports Special ? what you want to say? September 22nd, 2014 12:53 Mon Sep 22, 2014 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Left Archive: Northern Ireland: A Marxist Analysis ? Militant (Dublin) [then part of the Irish Labou... 03:03 Mon Sep 22, 2014 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Speaking of that unwanted gift? 16:40 Sun Sep 21, 2014 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Ireland and independence 12:43 Sun Sep 21, 2014 | WorldbyStorm

Cedar Lounge >>

Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link KENNY MAGIC TRICKS 08:39 Thu Sep 18, 2014

offsite link Global Finance, Money and Power: Lecture Two - The Development of Money and Banking 06:19 Thu Sep 18, 2014

offsite link Global Finance, Money and Power: Lecture One - The Nature of Money and Credit 10:21 Thu Sep 11, 2014

offsite link MANDATE TRADE UNION TRAINING - IRELAND AND FINANCE (SEP 2014) 08:58 Tue Sep 09, 2014

offsite link I SEE THE CLICHÉ CHICKENS ARE BACK AGAIN TED 10:02 Sat Aug 30, 2014

Dublin Opinion >>

Irish Left Review
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left

offsite link Wittgenstein in Exile Thu Sep 18, 2014 18:04 | Seán Sheehan

offsite link China?s Economic Growth in the Light of the Findings of Modern Western Economic ... Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:24 | John Ross

offsite link Appreciating Facts Tue Sep 16, 2014 13:48 | Michael Taft

offsite link The September Socialist Voice Out Now Tue Sep 16, 2014 13:36 | Irish Left Review

offsite link The Rising Tide ? LookLeft 19 in Shops Now Fri Sep 12, 2014 17:17 | Irish Left Review

Irish Left Review >>

Human Rights in Ireland
www.humanrights.ie

offsite link Understanding Children?s Rights: A Training Programme on Children?s Rights and Effective Internati... Mon Sep 22, 2014 17:44 | Edel Quinn

offsite link Conference on EU Counter-Terrorism, Dublin, 13 October Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:36 | Fiona de Londras

offsite link Rooney on Hassan v UK: ?symbiotic approaches?, ?subsequent practices? and amicus curiae Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:13 | GuestPost

offsite link Ireland to ratify complaints mechanism under UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Thu Sep 18, 2014 13:51 | Edel Quinn

offsite link Invitation to Tender: ECHR Act & ECFR in Irish Courts Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:14 | GuestPost

Human Rights in Ireland >>

How to find a school for your children?

category national | education | press release author Wednesday February 27, 2013 13:14author by Jack Wieczorek - Ireland Statsauthor email jw at irelandstats dot com Report this post to the editors

There is a new website that might be of help to anyone, with a particular interest in how to find primary schools in Ireland by County. It is called irelandstats.com and has just launched in the beginning of 2013. The innovative formula, as well as clarity of data presentation might boost its position in search engines. Other than that, it is greatly suited to the needs of anyone, who wants to find out more about Irish schools.

What's the innovation?

The builders of the site took a completely new route and decided to give up lengthy texts for the sake of graphical elements. Hence, we get school-specific pages that are full of graphs and tables, presenting information in a transparent way. In addition, the innovation in case of Ireland Stats is all about presenting not only present-day information, but also historical data. There is a pile of elements that let the user compare the state of things at a certain school throughout the years. For instance, it is possible to check on the school's popularity among students, as every single school page includes a table showing annual enrollment data, starting from the year the given educational facility was established. Furthermore, it is also possible, whether a given institution admitted more boys or girls, which might also be an important factor influencing the final decision about the choice of the school.

How is it structured?

The schools are divided on the basis of their type and location. In order to find out more about a certain school, one needs to indicate the province, as well as school district, then, choose the type of school. In the future, the list of schools will be further expanded, so as to include preschool institutions (like kindergartens,) or some later educational tiers (like college, for instance.) At the moment, one can easily check information on Irish primary, post-primary or special schools.

Putting the user in the centre

Browsing through the site proves to be really intuitive, which is probably due to the fact that the people behind the site went for brevity of information. Each school page contains only the most essential data, like contact details (both phone number and e-mail address,) or the name of the principal. In case anyone wants to see the educational institution themselves, there are GPS coordinates that will provide directions.

More is yet to come

Despite the fact that the website is really easy to navigate on, some new modules for improving the user experience will soon be introduced. For instance, there are plans to launch a new dynamic search engine.

In terms of content, there are some big plans as well. Soon, the site is going to include data on medical care services in Ireland, with a complete list of practitioners from all around the country.

Related Link: http://www.irelandstats.com
© 2001-2014 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy