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School of Science and Computing New Degree Programmes

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Posted / Updated on: April 24, 2017

 


Department of Engineering New Degree Programmes

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Posted / Updated on: April 24, 2017

 


Late applications currently being accepted for mature students

Mary Immaculate College

 

Posted / Updated on: April 21, 2017

 


SciFest at LIT

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Posted / Updated on: April 21, 2017

 


*NEW Course* Hairdressing and Barbering Techniques

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Posted / Updated on: April 21, 2017

 


Disability Equality Studies

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Posted / Updated on: April 21, 2017

 


NEW BA Performing Arts (Acting)

IT Sligo

  Entertainment & Performing Arts

Posted / Updated on: April 21, 2017

 


NEW Level 7 Degree in Performing Arts (Theatre Design)

IT Sligo

  Entertainment & Performing Arts

Posted / Updated on: April 21, 2017

 


NEW BA Writing and Literature

IT Sligo

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Posted / Updated on: April 21, 2017

 


NEW Level 8 Degree in Sociology and Politics

IT Sligo

 

Posted / Updated on: April 21, 2017

 


NEW Level 8 Degree in English and Psychology

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Posted / Updated on: April 21, 2017

 


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Posted / Updated on: April 20, 2017

 


SNAPCHAT Fridays

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University College Dublin - UCD

 

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University College Dublin - UCD

 

Posted / Updated on: April 20, 2017

 


Summer School 2017

University College Dublin - UCD

 

Posted / Updated on: April 20, 2017

 


Crumlin College Students Win Medals at Catex Chef Ireland Competitions

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  Tourism & Hospitality

Posted / Updated on: April 4, 2017

 


Nursing and Midwifery Summer Camp 2017

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  Medical & Healthcare

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Radio and Safety Training

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Success for MA Student at Sundance Film Festival

Dundalk IT - DKIT

  Entertainment & Performing Arts Media & Publishing

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Take the DFEi route to college

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

 

Posted / Updated on: March 22, 2017

 


DkIT Student Crowned Top Student Chef in Ireland

Dundalk IT - DKIT

  Tourism & Hospitality

Posted / Updated on: March 21, 2017

 


Crumlin College Updates

Crumlin College of Further Education

 

Posted / Updated on: March 21, 2017

 


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