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9460: Ireland records high rate of female teachers
Friday 18 October 2019
Ireland has the 6th highest rate of female schoolteachers in the European Union. 79 per cent of teachers in Irish primary...
9461: EU to introduce new whistleblower legislation
Thursday 17 October 2019
New updated rules to protect whistleblowers are to be introduced across the European Union by 2021. The rules, which will be...
9459: One in five Irish schoolteachers are over 50
Tuesday 15 October 2019
New figures from Eurostat show that Ireland has the fourth lowest rate in the EU of schoolteachers aged 50 and over...
9458: One in five Irish say they cannot access a full-time job
Friday 11 October 2019
Almost one in five Irish people work part-time because they cannot access a full-time job. A new Eurostat survey shows that childcare...
9457: Dublin is best city in Europe for cultural development
Thursday 10 October 2019
Dublin is the best city in the European Union for its culture-enabling environment. A new EU Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor places Dublin...
9456: Galway, Cork & Limerick among the best cultural cities in Europe
Thursday 10 October 2019
The cities of Galway, Cork and Limerick have been ranked in the top 10 small and medium sized cities in Europe...

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9460: IRELAND RECORDS HIGH RATE OF FEMALE TEACHERS
Friday 18 October 2019
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Ireland has the 6th highest rate of female schoolteachers in the European Union.

79 per cent of teachers in Irish primary and secondary schools are female according to a new Eurostat survey.

The trend is similar right across the 28 member-States of the EU.

Grace Bolton of the European Commission says the rate in Latvia is almost nine females for every male.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 16 seconds | Outwords: five per cent

9461: EU TO INTRODUCE NEW WHISTLEBLOWER LEGISLATION
Thursday 17 October 2019
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New updated rules to protect whistleblowers are to be introduced across the European Union by 2021.

The rules, which will be applied in private and public companies, will protect employees from retaliation where wrong-doing is exposed.

Ireland is one of only ten EU States that already has whistleblowing legislation aimed at protecting vigilant employees.

Grace Bolton of the European Commission office in Dublin says these new proposals will go a step further in that they will protect relatives as well.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds | Outwords: to support whistleblowers

9459: ONE IN FIVE IRISH SCHOOLTEACHERS ARE OVER 50
Tuesday 15 October 2019
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New figures from Eurostat show that Ireland has the fourth lowest rate in the EU of schoolteachers aged 50 and over - just 23 per cent. In Italy, 55 per cent of teachers are over 50, and the country also has the highest rate of teachers aged 60 and over.

Grace Bolton of the European Commission office in Dublin says the figures suggest more and more teachers here are leaving the profession early.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 17 seconds | Outwords: cent in Malta

9458: ONE IN FIVE IRISH SAY THEY CANNOT ACCESS A FULL-TIME JOB
Friday 11 October 2019
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Almost one in five Irish people work part-time because they cannot access a full-time job.

A new Eurostat survey shows that childcare or looking after incapacitated adults are the biggest barriers to working full-time.

Grace Bolton of the European Commission office in Ireland says the figures for this country are below the EU average.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds | Outwords: is the case

9457: DUBLIN IS BEST CITY IN EUROPE FOR CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
Thursday 10 October 2019
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Dublin is the best city in the European Union for its culture-enabling environment.

A new EU Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor places Dublin top out of 40 European urban centres with a population between 500,000 and one million.

Grace Bolton of the European Commission office in Ireland says Dublin leads the way for cultural activity across a range of areas. 
 

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 17 seconds | Outwords: quality of Governance

9456: GALWAY, CORK & LIMERICK AMONG THE BEST CULTURAL CITIES IN EUROPE
Thursday 10 October 2019
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The cities of Galway, Cork and Limerick have been ranked in the top 10 small and medium sized cities in Europe when it comes to overall culture and creativity.

The annual EU Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor puts Galway and Cork cities in first and second place in the specific category of developing a cultural environment through education and awareness, with Limerick in fourth place just behind Leuven in Belgium.

Grace Bolton of the European Commission office in Dublin says the results mean these three Irish cities are at the forefront of cultural development in Europe.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 21 seconds | Outwords: higher level education

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