What do you say when English is not enough?

Ireland will be exposed to Brexit because of our physical distance from the continent – but a bigger problem is our linguistic distance from our friends in Europe

1st July, 2018
It’s clear that children need to be introduced to foreign language learning at much younger ages

A few years after I stepped down from the board of An Post, I was asked to chair the working group which had been established to oversee the implementation of the Leaving Cert Applied. The exam is a two-year Leaving Certificate available to students who wish to follow a programme with a strong practical and vocational emphasis.

Though the numbers of people availing of the Leaving Cert Applied remains low, it provides an opportunity for...

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