Tag Archives | Noelle O Connell

Executive Director’s Blog – The Irish Abroad – A Good News Story

One of the great but perhaps as yet untold success stories of Ireland has been the fantastic achievements of Irish people who work for the various EU institutions.  The more well-known names who might come to mind are Pat Cox who was President of the European Parliament or Catherine Day […]

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Executive Director’s Blog – Education in the EU

As back-to-school season rolls around, it’s closely followed by the start or return to college for thousands of 3rd level students here.  So it’s a good time to look at the studying abroad opportunities which are provided and supported by the European Union (EU).  Studying or training abroad gives people […]

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Executive Director’s Blog – Youth Unemployment: An EU Challenge

One of the worst aspects of the recession has been growing youth unemployment across the European Union, with an estimated 5 million young people, or 1 in every 5, now out of work in the 28 Member States. In fact, 7.5 million young Europeans between the ages of 12-24 are […]

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Executive Director’s Blog – The straight Banana?

It’s the so-called silly season, so this seems like a good time to look at some of the more entertaining European myths.  Like the childhood game of Chinese whispers, if we were to trace the journey of European Union (EU) directives across the Irish Sea what would arrive into Cork […]

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