With more students opting to pursue careers in engineering, science and tech, the first round of college place offers also brought a drop in the demand for nursing.Almost 75,000 round one offers were issued by the Central Applications Office (CAO) yesterday, with more than half of applicants receiving their first choice.Some of the steadiest increases in points this year can be seen across courses focused on engineering. The highest increase was at National University of Ireland Galway, where the first-round cut-off to energy systems engineering jumped by 78 — from 454 in 2018 to 532 this year.Courses in energy engineering, biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering across the country also saw increases in entry points.An analysis of this year’s points also shows that demand fell for the majority of general nursing degrees, with points dropping at 13 of the 18 nursing courses.A noticeable drop in points is seen for nursing degrees specialising in mental health, … [Read more...] about More than half of students receive their first choices
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The presentation of an award in Dingle this week will continue the strong links between Ireland and Gregory Peck, writes Marjorie Brennan.Gregory Peck played many iconic roles, from Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird to Captain Ahab in Moby Dick, which was filmed in Youghal, Co Cork, in 1954. However, it is another film of Peck’s in which there is a beguiling nod to his connections with Ireland, and more especially Kerry, the county where his grandmother was born.In the 1991 film, Other People’s Money, directed by Norman Jewison, Peck plays the benevolent head of a struggling wire and cable company in New England, which is in the sights of a ruthless corporate raider, played by Danny De Vito. Peck took the opportunity to pay tribute to the famous Irish patriot Thomas Ashe, with whom Peck shared great-greatgrandparents.Thomas Ashe, a descendant and namesake of the Republican who died while on hunger strike in Mountjoy Prison in 1917, is also a cousin of the late … [Read more...] about Gregory Peck’s family reconnect with Ireland
The UK is putting considerable effort into changing its laws around surrogacy but what about Ireland? asks Brian TobinThe Law Commission of England and Wales, in conjunction with the Scottish Law Commission, recently published its consultation paper on the reform of surrogacy laws in the UK. This 500-page document sets out detailed, considered proposals for reform in this area. Stakeholders have been invited to respond to the recommendations contained in the consultation paper by September 27 and, following a review of all the responses, the Law Commission plans to publish a report containing its final recommendations in 2021.If only such a rigorous law reform process was taking place in Ireland as we limp towards enacting our premier law in the area of surrogacy.Unlike the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission, the Irish Law Reform Commission (LRC) has failed to consider surrogacy and the law in any of its programmes for law reform.The … [Read more...] about Ireland should follow Britain’s lead in surrogacy law reform
The father of two said he shares nappy changing duties with his wife Chrissy Teigen. But he said “a lot of times the facilities aren’t built for that to happen.” “‘You know what? We’re encouraging dads to change diapers and be active parts of the parenting duties, but a lot of times, the facilities aren’t built for that to happen.’” “I think making the changing stations available is gonna make a difference for a lot of people,” he said in the Pampers ad. “Without changing tables in men’s restrooms, many dads who are taking their children out on their own are forced to “improvise” when it comes to changing diapers, often in places that are “not built for it”. John told People magazine: “[For me], sometimes it’s on airplanes. A lot of times, they’re not built for it. You just find a spot and you want the kid to be comfortable because some of these spots are hard … [Read more...] about Where are the baby changing facilities for dads in Ireland?
A study has found 100% of Irish whiplash patients attending a spine specialist pursued lawsuits — but the visits almost always stopped once the legal action was settled.The researchers examined all the whiplash cases attending a specialist spine surgeon in Ireland over a 15-year period. The NUI Galway study found the visits to the specialist stopped in almost all cases when the legal action was completed. “Of note, despite the reported severity of whiplash symptoms, only a small proportion of patients returned for a further consultation once their litigation settled,” the authors said.Patients were reviewed in the clinic twice on average during the litigation process with medico-legal reports requested on each occasion – only 3% of patients were seen in the clinic after receiving the last solicitor’s letter.“This suggests either that their symptoms may be related to the legal process and resolve once complete or that they see no further benefit in … [Read more...] about Whiplash patients drop rehab after cases