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Encouraging students to think big
Sarah McIntosh
Students from Carlow, Offaly and Kilkenny have won the top prizes in Ireland’s national creative thinking programme, The Big Idea, writes Sarah McIntosh.
24 May 2023 Features
Education: Under pressure? Parenting through exam season
It’s exam season and parents around the country are walking on eggshells. But how can we best support our children - and ourselves - through the stress, asks Rebecca Lenehan.
24 May 2023 Education
Rural youth unemployment is causing concern
The increasing number of youths not in education, employment or training was the key takeaway from the ESRI’s conference on employment opportunities for young people, writes Sarah McIntosh.
Meath school chosen as Ireland's fittest
Gilson National School has been chosen as Ireland’s fittest school as part of the Fyffes primary school competition, writes Sarah McIntosh.
20 May 2023 Education
We all get imposter syndrome - here’s how to deal with it
Have you ever heard of imposter syndrome? It is something that affects many people, writes Caroline Murphy.
17 May 2023 Careers
Young innovators impress at Student Enterprise Final
Secondary school students led the way with their agriculture entrepreneurship ideas at the student enterprise final in Croke Park.
17 May 2023 News
Have you checked your CAO application?
CAO applicants are urged to check and confirm their account information before it’s too late, writes Sarah McIntosh.
13 May 2023 News
Agri careers: How to attract and retain employees
In the final part of our employment obligations series, head of HR and payroll services with ifac, Mary McDonagh, addresses the area of attracting and retaining employees, Sarah McIntosh writes.
10 May 2023 Recruitment
Young Economist of The Year finals take place
Sarah McIntosh caught up with some of the Young Economist of the Year (YEOTY) finalists at the national awards held in UCD as they celebrated ten years of the programme.
10 May 2023 Education
Turn2Me launches free support groups for Leaving Certificate
Turn2Me, a national mental health charity, will begin free online support groups, starting next week, for students and parents feeling stressed about the Leaving Cert, writes Sarah McIntosh.
6 May 2023 News
Agri careers: What to consider before signing up for a post-graduate degree
If you are thinking of undertaking a master’s or PhD programme, it is important to get the right advice. Sarah McIntosh speaks to two students about why they decided to further their studies.
3 May 2023 Careers
Farm employer obligations: payroll focus
In part three of our employment obligations series, Mary McDonagh looks at payroll-related areas and the importance of gross pay, writes Sarah McIntosh.
3 May 2023 News