9th Level Ireland – 4 years old today

This blog went live on 24 August 2008. Over the next 4 years (first as 9thlevelireland. wordpress.com, then as 9thlevel.ie) there have been 552,524 pageviews.

Based on traffic this year, readership is 74% Irish (8% UK, 6% US, 2% German, 1% Australian).  There have been 96,803 visits in 2012 (by 46,418 unique visitors). 27% of visits are through mobile devices.

Top clicks in 2012: Newspaper articles:

  1. How Mooney got it all wrong (Irish Times, 27 March)
  2. Government seeking to let go 4,000 more public sector staff (Irish Times, 14 July)
  3. Higher starting salary for British university lecturers (Irish Examiner, 7 April)
  4. Only college boss who agreed to pay cut lost just €1,500 (Independent, 19 January)
  5. I can do job, insists science chief whose own firm failed (Independent, 23 July)
  6. No brain drain of brightest students (Irish Examiner, 4 January)
  7. Terms agreed for future public service parting deal (Irish Times, 30 June)
  8. Minister wants to scrap test for medical schools (Independent, 18 February)
  9. Lecturers break with Croke Park agreement over staff redundancies (University Times, 21 January)

Top clicks in 2012: Blog posts:

  1. Secrets of Croynism in semi-state sector (Indymedia, 20 June)
  2. Professor me arse (Network for Irish Educational Standards, 21 March)
  3. What’s REALLY going on inside higher education (Brian M Lucey, 25 March)
  4. Understanding The Science Foundation Of Ireland Leak Crisis (Broadsheet.ie, 19 July)
  5. How would a merged TCD/UCD be ranked internationally? (9th level Ireland, 2 August)
  6. Ireland needs an undeniably world-class university (Andrew Cusack, 1 August)

Top clicks in 2012: Most popular blogs:

  1. educationandstuff
  2. Network for Irish Educational Standards
  3. Brian M Lucey
  4. The Irish Economy
  5. Kevin Denny: Economics more-or-less
  6. Indymedia Ireland
  7. Teachers’ Union of Ireland
  8. Irish Federation of University Teachers
  9. Registrarism
  10. Antimatter

Top clicks in 2012: Law Reports:

  1. UCC v. Bushin (High Court, 17 February)
  2. TCD v. Moriarty (Labour Court, 14 February)
  3. TCD v. Moss (Labour Court, 12 March)

Top site pages in 2012:

  1. University rankings
  2. Case law
  3. Job opportunities
  4. Blogs and discussion
  5. Institutes of Technology
  6. Technological universities
  7. About this blog
  8. New universities?
  9. Fees
  10. Managerialism
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2 Responses to “9th Level Ireland – 4 years old today”

  1. Al Says:

    Congrats

  2. Daniel Says:

    Well done

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