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Research from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has presented results on the graduates who are most likely to find a job after college.

Naturally, we were curious and had to check out the scores. Unsurprisingly, creative work seems fairly sparse *sighs*.

As it turns out, teachers are the most likely to find a job after they graduate, with over 93 percent of recent education grads finding employment within nine months of finishing their course.

The HEA's research found that graduates in areas such as health and welfare (87 percent), ICT (82 percent) and engineering (82 percent) had especially high employment outcomes.

Nearly 80 percent of third-level students secured work within nine months of graduating, which is good news.

The HEA found that students who studied subjects like philosophy and literature were the LEAST likely to be employed…sorry to all those deep thinkers and bookworms out there.

Anyone who completed their arts and humanities studies were actually among the highest percentages who embarked on further study, at 24 percent.

The study involved 29,000 participants who graduated back in 2017, and found that teaching grads are one of the best paid. Their starting salaries mostly came in at €30-€35,000.

The average salary of full-time graduates in employment was €33,574. The HEA's Valerie Harvey said that those who complete further study are the most employable.

She commented on the research, saying that; "The overwhelming majority of all graduates are working and as you move through the levels of educational attainment higher numbers are in employment."

She continued, "So we found that 75 percent of honours degree, 86 percent of post-graduate taught and 91 percent of postgraduate research graduates are in employment."

78 percent of those participants surveyed are working or due to begin a job, and 14 percent of those surveyed are in training or further education.

A further five percent are searching for work, and the remainder are in "further activities", like travelling the world or saving the turtles. Apparently, 90 percent of those who graduate find a job in Ireland. That one surprised us, alright.



The cost of electricity is about to increase. 

Householders can expect to pay an extra €20.00, starting from October. 

This is because the Public Service Obligation Levy is going up, says The Commission for Energy Regulation.

This is an increase of 30 per cent per year. 

The PSO Levy is a government subsidy that is charged to all electricity customers in Ireland.

The levy is in place to 'subsidise renewable energy generation and peat burning power plants.'

Previously, householders paid €70.50 per year for the levy, which will now increase to €92.00


There comes a point in every girl's life that you realise you've entered adulthood. It can be the most scary and terrifying time of your life, but you'll survive, we promise. 

And if you're not sure about it yet, here are five signs your days of being young and foolish are over (for the most part):

1. You have to wake yourself up in the morning

You once had your parents wake you up every single morning, but those days are gone. Gone, forever. Now you have to remember to put on your alarm clock, to snooze it four times and then, get yourself up. 


2. Doing the food shopping

Remember when you used to go food shopping with your parents and you could put ANYTHING in the trolley and they would just pay for it?! Those days were the best. Now though, you dread having to go food shopping and nothing sweet or tasty ever enters your trolley. Sob. 


3. You have to wash and iron your own clothes

Are you starting to really miss being a child now, because we are! Fresh, clean clothes would arrive into your room every day and you didn't even have to think about it. But being the adult that you are now, ironing your clothes is the most boring household chore. Ever. 


4. Having a budget 

If there was ever a word to strike shock and horror into your heart, it's the word 'budget'. Back in the day, whenever your granny gave you €20 it was like Christmas. Now, every single penny you make is budgeted and that's not fun… not fun at all. 


5. Paying the bills. All. By. Yourself.

Did anyone else jump for joy when you were a kid and you received a letter in the post? Because we did. But now that adulthood is here, every letter that hits the floor brings sudden panic upon you. Bills, bills and more bills, am I right?! 


But on the other hand, after a stressful day, we can all do this: