EU-wide, Ireland’s record in education and training stands up to favourable comparison in certain categories, but in the area of adult participation in lifelong learning (age 25-64) we fall well short of the EU average. According to Eurostat, in 2015 the participation rate in Ireland was 6.5 per cent, whereas the EU average was 10.7 per cent.
The European Commission’s Education and Training Monitor 2016 reported emerging skills shortages in certain sectors of the Irish economy,...
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