The Leaving Certificate is finally done and dusted for another year, which is a huge relief to thousands of students all over the country. What now for the rest of the summer? Will they be lounging around in hammocks or will they be going out looking for jobs? And if they do, is there any work available? I’ve been checking out their prospects.
As with a lot of sectors, businesses that had been built on providing services for corporate events took a serious hit during the downturn. Now it seems that Irish companies are beginning to spend in that space again. I met with some of the people at the coalface of this renaissance.
If you’ve ever had a dream of becoming a world champion in your sport – you will know just how much persistence, hard work and luck is needed. I took a look at the competitive world of professional tennis to see how hard it is to become the next Federer or Williams sister.
The Liberties in Dublin is synonymous with street traders, weekend markets, and the smell of roasting hops wafting up from the Guinness factory, as has been well-documented in song and poetry. Some local businesses in the area say they’ve been suffering in recent years, and they’ve come together to attempt to rectify the situation. I went to find out more about their plans.