Over 15,000 people employed in Ireland didn’t complete primary school

More than 15,000 people in the Irish labour force over the age of 15 have had no formal education, according to the 2016 census. 12,827 of these are Irish Nationals, which equates to 84% of the total figure. Of those who have had ‘no formal education’ (meaning that they never completed Primary School) the top

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Number of children in foster care falls by almost 200

An amendment to the Adoption Act 2017 now recognises foster children, who were born to married parents, as eligible for adoption. The new legislation, which was implemented in mid-October, opens a new door for children in foster care to be adopted. Before this, they were not permitted to be adopted, even if they had spent

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Chaotic Christmas lights event in Dublin leaves thousands disappointed

The annual Dublin Christmas lighting ceremony took place last Sunday on O’Connell Street, but not everything went to plan. Thousands of excited children, adults and grandparents lined the streets of Dublin to watch two festive parades, while hundreds more clustered around the forty-foot tree in the centre of O’Connell Street. This is the first time

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Dalymount development still in consultancy phase

Dublin City Council’s proposed redevelopment of Dalymount Park is currently in the process of procuring a consultant to appraise the redevelopment project. Following a Freedom of Information request, Dublin City Council Administrative Officer Jackie O’Reilly has said that the appraisal will “examine all aspects of the project and will guide Dublin City Council on the

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