Second round of offers due this week from Teagasc
Second round offers of agricultural college places will be made this week to disappointed students who were initially refused places by Teagasc.
As Teagasc college principals calculate how many extra students they can accommodate on courses this year, letters of offer will be sent to homes in the coming days.
Thirty potential new teachers have been selected from the 246 applicants who applied for the six new teaching positions in Teagasc.
These 30 people will be interviewed at Oak Park today, tomorrow and Thursday.
It is understood that the calibre of the 246 applicants was extremely high, so much so that even holders of Phd qualifications failed to progress to the interview stage.
The six successful interviewees will be formally offered teaching positions early next week, according to Teagasc education head Paddy Browne.
Meanwhile, it is understood that around seven Teagasc advisers have expressed interest in redeployment from the advisory service to colleges, but not all of these will be moved because of their geographic locations.