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Engineering our future depends on good maths

Erick Davis at the Covidien plant in Blanchardstow, Dublin, exploring the possibilities available in engineering. MaxwellsMORE than half of all Leaving Cert students have never had the importance of maths explained by their parents -- because they have struggled with it themselves.

Engineers Ireland said last night that it was crucial that parents impressed upon their children the importance of the subject.

Engineers Week takes place this week and more than 150 events will take place across the country. Further details are at www.engineersweek.ie

Irish Independent