The scores recorded in the HPat assessment for medical school entry have fallen for the second year in a row. Photograph: Getty Images.

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UCD Open Day: Deciding what you want to do with the rest of your life at 18 is a totally false dilemma. Photograph: Jason Clarke

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  Some 77,977 people applied for a place in one of Ireland’s 45 third level institutions in 2014. Photograph: Eric Luke

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Open day at DIT’s Grangegorman campus
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