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EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM OF THE COUNTRY

Ireland has a long and honourable tradition in education.  As a result of a sustained investment in this area Ireland now has one of the highest educational participation rates in the world - 81% of Irish students complete second-level and approx 60% go on to higher education. This dynamic, educated population has made its mark at home and abroad with international companies looking to Ireland again and again when hiring graduates for top class positions.

Responsibility for education lies within the government Department of Education and Science.  It administers all aspects of education policy including curricula, syllabi and national examinations.  Attendance at full time education is compulsory in Ireland from six to fifteen years of age and is free in the majority of schools, and at undergraduate third-level.  Education is considered a fundamental right under Ireland's constitution.

 

This is the main information site for receiving an education in Ireland

http://www.education.ie

 

For higher / third level / college education in Ireland

http://www.cao.ie

 

For co-operation with other countries in language skills

http://www.leargas.ie

 

For further information about learning English please see

http://www.iilt.ie

 

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