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'Feeder school' league tables: Here's why they give parents a distorted view of what constitutes a decent school
‘Feeder Schools’ tables show that students who attended private fee-paying schools go on to attend third-level education at higher rates than others.
# Our survey says...
New study finds players are spending up to 31 hours per week on inter-county commitments
The ERSI research also found that the main reason players retired was to focus on their professional careers.
# examination blues
Pretty much everything can stress you out when you're doing the Leaving Cert
New research from the ERSI has found that students are under a lot of pressure during their examinations.
# The Future
IRFU engaging with latest research to deal with player drop-outs in rugby
‘It’s very important that the clubs remain at the very heart of everything we do.’
# Growing up in Ireland
Boys ditch homework and mitch school (but still better at maths than girls)
An ESRI conference heard boys are more likely than girls to be absent from school and less likely to do homework.
# irish jobs
94 per cent of workers better off employed than on the dole, says ERSI
The report contradicts a working paper from the summer that said two-fifths of families would be better off on the dole.
ESRI calls for more cuts and higher taxes to wipe deficit
The economic think tank says Ireland should aim to cut it’s budget deficit within three years in order to return to the markets – and that this should be done through pay cuts, spending cuts and higher taxes.