I’m drawn to teaching, but some say it’s not lucrative. Can you offer any advice?
- September 17, 2019, 00:00
I’m a sixth-year student and thinking of becoming a second-level teacher. Some of my friends and family believe other career options are more financia(...)
My son no longer wants to take a gap year. Is it too late to apply to the CAO?
- April 30, 2019, 00:00
My son, who is sitting the Leaving Cert in June, was planning to take a gap year and apply for a college course next year. But he recently saw a brand(...)
My daughter has no guidance counsellor. Where can she get expert career advice?
- March 12, 2019, 00:00
My daughter is sitting the Leaving Cert in June but has had no career guidance since the school guidance counsellor left two years ago. She can’t make(...)
‘I want to work in the fitness sector. What’s the best course to do?’
- February 12, 2019, 00:00
I’d like to study a course that will get me work in the health and fitness sector which is recognised by the industry. I’m based in south Dublin and s(...)
CAO 2018: ‘Available places’ is an option for unhappy students
- August 22, 2018, 00:54
Click here to download a PDF of the CAO’s 2018 round two offers: https://iti.ms/2LE2MH0 Click here to download a PDF of the CAO’s 2018 round one offe(...)
Should I take a hairdressing job without doing a PLC course?
- May 23, 2017, 00:00
Question: My daughter is sitting the Leaving Cert soon and has always wanted to become a hairdresser. She has an interview for a hairdressing course i(...)
Brian Mooney’s Q&A: Everything you need to know about the CAO
- May 23, 2017, 00:00
If you have decided to make specific changes to the courses, or the order in which you have listed them on your CAO application, you can do so online (...)
Ask Brian: My son has no idea of what he wants to study in college. Can you help?
- May 2, 2017, 00:00
Question: My 21-year-old son is returning home soon having spent the past two years working and travelling in Australia. We want him to get on with hi(...)
Ask Brian: Should my children drop their weak subjects?
- April 25, 2017, 00:00
Question: Two of my children are currently selecting subjects for both the Junior and Leaving Cert. My daughter, who’s in transition year, is consider(...)