Analysing Ireland’s high third level dropout rates

InDepth editor Peter O’Donovan takes a look at why 1 in 6 college students drop out before the end of their first year



“Approximately 1 in 6 students who start a college course are likely to leave the course before the end of first year”


The number of students studying at Irish third level institutions has risen dramatically in the past 50


Home and away

Mia Ní Challaráin, a Trinity Erasmus student in Nice, reflects on the differences she has observed between Irish and French ways of life.


I arrived in Nice with a suitcase five kilograms overweight, a love of croissants ready to be nurtured and brimming with enthusiasm for my year in France. However France was not what I expected it to be – my new