Archive - October 2019

9460: IRELAND RECORDS HIGH RATE OF FEMALE TEACHERS
Friday 18 October 2019
Download this report

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
Download this report

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
Download this report

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
Download this report

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
Download this report

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
Download this report

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

9454: MOST IRISH PEOPLE WANT MORE TEACHING IN SCHOOLS ON SEXUAL DIVERSITY
Friday 04 October 2019
Download this report

78 per cent of Irish people agree that school curriculums should include material on sexual orientation – some way above the EU average figure of 65 per cent.

The figures are contained in a new Eurobarometer survey on attitudes about sexuality.

Grace Bolton of the European Commission office in Ireland says the highest approval figures on teaching about LGBTI matters were recorded in Sweden.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds | Outwords: cent in Bulgaria

9455: EUROPE LEADS THE WAY IN PHASING OUT OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES
Thursday 03 October 2019
Download this report

The European Commission is reaching its target to phase out ozone-depleting substances.

A new European Environment Agency Report shows that in 2018 the EU destroyed or exported more ozone-depleting substances than it produced or imported.

The target for phasing out such substances was agreed as part of the Montreal Protocol in 2014.

Grace Bolton of the European Commission office in Ireland says Europe is leading the way in this area.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 17 seconds | Outwords: produced or imported

9453: IRISH PEOPLE SUPPORT THIRD GENDER CATEGORY
Wednesday 02 October 2019
Download this report

53 per cent of Irish people believe a third gender category should be included on public documents such as passports.

A new Eurobarometer survey reveals people here say it would greatly assist those who have difficulty identifying as either male or female.

Grace Bolton is spokesperson for the European Commission office in Ireland.

She says the Irish figures are significantly ahead of the EU average.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 14 seconds | Outwords: cent in Bulgaria