Change leaders: Mairead Healy and Future Voices

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Change leaders: Mairead Healy and Future Voices For young people in Ireland, obtaining a third-level degree has arguably never been more important. According to the National Youth Council of Ireland, Ireland had one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the EU during the recession. Even as the economy improves, shrunken retail and construction sectors mean that non-degree holders are the first to be left behind in a competitive job market. Recent statistics from the Department of Education are hopeful, with over 90pc of students sitting their Leaving Cert in 2013 and 2014. However, students from the lowest socio-economic backgrounds still lag behind their peers in this measure: in Ireland’s…

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Intel introduces new Irish-designed Galileo development board

Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich today announced a collaboration agreement with Arduino LLC, the leading open source hardware platform in the maker and education community. Intel introduces new Irish-designed Galileo development boardPictured: Edward Roache takes a closer look at the new Intel Galileo development board Krzanich also unveiled the Intel Galileo board, the first product in a new family of Arduino-compatible development boards featuring Intel architecture.Arduino development kits and software programming interface make it easier for artists, designers and other do-it-yourself enthusiasts – who often don’t have technical backgrounds – to create interactive objects or environments.The new Galileo board and the Intel Quark SoC X1000 by which it is powered…

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