Results gathered by The Irish Independent show that one quarter of fee paying school leavers went to a NUI (National University of Ireland) while only 7% went to a Technical Institute. We don’t think it’s particularly rocket science, that these figures occur. The only thing we are interested to find out is what happened the other 2/3 of the students ?
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With results released today, there has been a 4.2% rise in employment year on year. This comes along with a surprising increase of 4.5% in the unemployment rate in Ireland too. These can be attributed to the influx of immigrants into Ireland, which reached over 80,000 people in 2006 (Results from the CSO, Ireland). Foreign nationals accounted for almost half of the increase in these figures.
This still leaves Ireland as one of the fastest growing countries in the European Union, and shows that in the coming year this strength is expect to grow.
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