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Department of Education & Skills

The Department of Education and Skills is a department of the Irish state with responsibility for education and training.

The mission of the Department is to provide high-quality education, which will 

  • Enable individuals to achieve their full potential and to participate fully as members of society, and 
  • Contribute to Ireland's social, cultural and economic development. 

In pursuit of this mission, the Department has the following high-level goals: 

  • To promote equity and inclusion
  • To promote quality outcomes
  • To promote lifelong learning
  • To plan for education that is relevant to personal, social, cultural and economic need
  • To enhance the capacity of the Department of Education and Skills for service delivery, policy formulation, research and evaluation. 

In support of these high-level goals, the Department is engaged in a wide range of activities covering the key elements of policy planning, quality assurance, resourcing, regulation and evaluation, as well as providing a broad range of support services for the education sector. 

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