Student nurses, 70% rent hike, 100-year old bread recipe

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INMO says 57% of soon to be graduates offered work abroad, while HSE has approached 18%. Photograph: iStockphoto

INMO says 57% of soon to be graduates offered work abroad, while HSE has approached 18%. Photograph: iStockphoto

 

More than 70 per cent of those who are training and will soon qualify as nurses are considering leaving the State, according to a survey by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). Barry Roche reports.

Things are going from bad to worse for student renters it seems as latest figures indicate that tenants are now paying €232 more than they did per month back in 2008. Charlie Taylor reports.

Over 150,000 young people are not on the electoral register and will be ineligible to vote, a campaign meeting for Youth for Yes, an umbrella group for a number of youth organisations advocating for a Yes vote was told this week. Pat Leahy reports.

Tens of thousands of recent Irish emigrants could potentially legally vote during the referendum on the Eighth Amendment on Friday, May 25th. But, in an ironic turn of events, our voting system will only accommodate those with the means to travel, write David Burns and Joey Kavanagh in this opinion piece.

The next generation of budding entrepreneurs battled against each other in Dublin on Wednesday in the annual student enterprise national finals with a new hydraulic arm for tractors, and a bread mix inspired by a 100-year old recipe, among the winners. Charlie Taylor reports.

There has been a marked decline in the numbers of young Irish people smoking, according to a new study. Áine McMahon reports.

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