Saturday 10 December 2016

Genuine indication of economic recovery

Published 06/08/2015 | 02:30

Four in five of this year's Leaving Certificate candidates have applied for a college place through the CAO (Stock image)
Four in five of this year's Leaving Certificate candidates have applied for a college place through the CAO (Stock image)

Those sceptical about the pace of the recovery should take a look at the latest demand among CAO applicants.

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Areas which had virtually flat-lined since the crash, such as construction and law, are now showing significant increases in interest.

Over all, applications have reached record levels. They stand at 79,214 - up from 74,424 recorded after the initial, February deadline and up from 77,977 this time last year.

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