900 apply for limited number of places at Teagasc colleges

Ireland“The demand for places in agricultural colleges has increased dramatically, with over 900 applicants looking for limited places in the system. According to Teagasc, the agriculture and food development authority, applicants for the 2009/2010 courses have increased by 40% this year. The Kildalton centre in Co Kilkenny has received 250 applications for 105 places, and Ballyhaise centre in Co Cavan has received 150 applications for 100 places …” (more)

[Seán MacConnell, Irish Times, 29 June]

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