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“Controversial water protests only tell a small part of the story of Jobstown in West Tallaght. At its heart lies An Cosán, the eductation centre co-founded by the late Ann Louise Gilligan, which supports 1,000 local families each year. Our reporter visits for a lesson in community empowerment.”
Irish Independent – July 2017




“With the help of Three Ireland, An Cosán Virtual Community College has developed an easy online model of education that suits the students they work with.”
Irish Times – November 2016




“An Cosán’s new online initative aims to give disadvantaged students a second chance .”
Irish Times – October 2016




“Support for An Cosán Virtual Community College enables VCC to turn on the light of education in communities across Ireland.”
BizPlus  – August 2016




“EdTech flies under the radar in the technology industry. But with a global market worth $250 billion and a hiring boom in Ireland, that is set to change The Irish educational technology sector is in the middle of a hiring boom, according to Martyn Farrows, director of the Learnovate Centre at Trinity College Dublin.”
The Sunday Business Post – August 2015




“In recent years, Ireland has begun to evolve as an incubator for innovative thinking, and in many ways, taking the lead in social entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurs are people who look at societal problems from new angles. By utilizing business skills they implement creative approaches to address pressing issues and seek to create change on a systemic level.”
The Culture-ist – June 2015




“An Cosán is flipping the paradigm. Last month this community education centre in west Tallaght in Dublin broadcast its first virtual lecture to students in Limerick’s South Hill and Longford’s Women’s Link Centre. Virtual lectures are nothing new. What is new is that An Cosán is taking community learning, an intrinsically local activity, and making it available nationwide.”
The Irish Times – June 2015