Department of Education and Skills

The mission of the Department is to provide high-quality education which will (a) enable individuals to achieve their full potential and to participate fully as members of society; and (b) contribute to Ireland’s social, cultural and economic development.

Chief among the Department’s priorities are the promotion of equity and inclusion, quality outcomes and lifelong learning; planning for education that is relevant to personal, social, cultural and economic needs; and enhancement of the capacity of the Department for service delivery, policy formulation, research and evaluation.

The Department of Education acts the National Authority for the Erasmus+ programme in Ireland.

Department of Education and Skills

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