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Blue Star Update, January 2016

Happy New Year and we hope you had a great Christmas break and are back in the full swing of things. We have seen tremendous work in 2015 and we can’t wait to see what you all come up with in 2016. For each year of the Blue Star programme, we identify a civic society […]

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Blue Star Update, November 2015

Yesterday pupils from St Mary’s NS, Donnybrook joined the Taoiseach, Minister Murphy and representatives from EM Ireland, the European Commission and the European Parliament Offices in Ireland to launch the Blue Star Programme 2015-2016.  Have a look at the fab photos here or register your school to take part by reading on… Registration To all […]

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Press Release: Blue Star Programme teachers win major European award

Joint winners of European Citizen’s Prize Dublin, 21 November 2014: Following their nomination by Ireland South MEP Sean Kelly, hundreds of Irish national school teachers are joint winners of the prestigious European Parliament’s European Citizen’s Prize.  The Citizen’s Prize medal is given in recognition of exceptional achievements in promoting better mutual understanding and closer integration […]

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Press Release: Minister Dara Murphy launches Blue Star Website

The Blue Star programme goes ‘live’! Cork, 11 November 2014: Minister of State for European Affairs and Data Protection, Dara Murphy TD visits Gaelscoil Uí Drisceoil in Glanmire, Cork this morning to kick off the school’s participation in the Blue Star programme and to officially launch a brand new website: The objective of the […]

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Press Release: Blue Star Programme Registration Deadline extended!

Calling All National Schools! The Blue Star Programme 2014/2015 registration deadline has been extended! 31 October, 2014: National schools across the country are being urged to sign up by next Friday, 7 November for the Blue Star Programme.  Blue Star is an exciting education initiative for primary school students across Ireland.  The Programme aims to introduce pupils, […]

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