EMPLOYERS have been urged to help the "trailblazers" who became the first people with intellectual disabilities to study alongside other third level students.
The six learners were part of a new project, which saw them attend lectures, submit portfolios and even sit examinations with other students in IT Blanchardstown in Dublin.
Social Protection Minister Joan Burtonsaid the next key step was for employers to provide work opportunities.
"If we could get every small, medium and large firm in the country to employ one, two or three people with a disability, we could transform the landscape for employment opportunities," she said.
AC/DC ready to rock digital
AC/DC are finally releasing music digitally on iTunes.
Columbia Records and Apple said the Australian classic rock band's music would be available at the iTunes Store worldwide. Sixteen studio albums will be released, including High Voltage and Back In Black.
Silvio Pietroluongo, Billboard's director of charts, said: "It's something that I think artists realise they need to do in order to get their music into the hands of their fans and to make more money."
Comic Brian quits the jungle
COMIC Brian Conley has quit I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here after falling ill.
It comes days after viewers of the show saw him break down in tears after a confrontation with boxer David Haye over burning logs on the forest floor.
An ITV spokeswoman said: "Brian Conley has left the jungle due to medical reasons."
Helen Flanagan faced her seventh bushtucker trial and won five out of a possible 12 stars by braving boxes of ants.
Woman killed and froze lover
A FORMER ice cream parlour owner has confessed to shooting, sawing up and freezing both her ex-husband and her lover.
Estibaliz Carranza, a 34-year-old Mexican-Spanish woman dubbed the "Ice Lady" by media in Vienna, told a court that both men had "demeaned" her; her ex-husband by making fun of her poor German, her lover by being unfaithful.