Vibrant Apprenticeship Schemes Keep Youth Unemployment Down

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In recent weeks we have witnessed the joy and pain experienced by young people (and their families) when the results of the Leaving Certificate and CAO points were published. The heavy emphasis that Irish people place on third-level education was highlighted yet again and those left behind have to struggle with identifying alternative plans. Ireland is quite rightly proud of its high participation rates in third-level education. Indeed, an EU report earlier this year highlighted that Ireland had the highest rate ...

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Risk/Reward Balance Does Not entice Us To Start A Business

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Although Ireland has been experiencing challenging economic conditions, 37 per cent of Irish people stated that if they could choose between different kinds of jobs, they would prefer to be self-employed rather than be employed by a company (similar to the EU average). The survey, carried out by the European Commission in 2012, revealed that Irish people had a more positive view of entrepreneurs than their EU counterparts as 89 per cent of the population (compared with ...

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