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Tom Cronin of Rye River Brewing Company on how Brexit might impact on the business: ‘The possible import tax that would be levied is of grave concern to us.’

Having gained more than 25 years’ experience working for drinks giants including Heineken and Molson Coors, Tom Cronin moved in 2013 to become a direc(...)

Research shows recruitment firms are struggling to fill vacancies in rapidly growing areas such as IT, science/engineering and business. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

More than 100,000 “economically inactive” homemakers, retirees and jobless people could be encouraged into the labour force with flexible working hou(...)

The study says engagement with employers at a local level is crucial, especially for smaller PLCs. Photograph: Getty Images

Students see post-Leaving Cert (PLC) courses as a low-status option for school-leavers who do not get enough points to go to college, according to a m(...)

Guidance counsellors Brian Howard and Deirdre Garrett answer questions about the Leaving Cert and CAO process. Photograph: Getty Images
Leaving Cert helpdesk: FAQs

What if my daughter does not receive any offers from the Cao, because she doesn’t have enough points for the chosen courses. What can she apply for? (...)

Whatever your reason for going back to education, there’s a course to suit you: Project Futsal, winner of an Aontas Star Award

The Leaving Cert is easy enough to follow. Most teens do it, although some opt for Youthreach or the Leaving Cert Applied programme. Third-level or fu(...)

Courses in the further education and training (FET) sector are to be measured against “performance-based outcomes” under a new funding model to be pil(...)

Learning the ropes: graduates from the Open Training College (above), which offers adult learning in human services and the non-profit sector
The A to Z of adult education

Access: Not everyone got the Leaving Cert they wanted. Mature students missed the chance to attend college. Students with disabilities and students fr(...)