Students Have Been Driven to Drop out of College – as Car Insurance Costs Soar

Posted in Governance and administration on September 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“While the Government will claim some success in reducing motor insurance premiums in recent times, based on CSO data, it is clear that that those figures do not reflect the experience of younger drivers and students in particular …” (more)

[USI, 5 September]

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Graphed: Irish students hopping from bicycles to cars

Posted in Life on December 16th, 2012 by steve

“Last week the Central Statistics Office released its report on commuting habits of the nation and the good news is cycling is up overall, but the section on student travel is depressing reading …” (more)

[Cycling in Dublin, 16 December]

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Census shows more students drive to college

Posted in Life on July 11th, 2012 by steve

“More students now drive to college than by any other travel method, the 2011 Census has revealed. The 28% of third-level students driving to classes is up from 22% in 2006 but it is unclear if the rise reflects greater access to private transport or more students unable to afford to live near campus …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 11 July]


Driving to college is the most popular mode of travel for Irish student

Posted in Life on June 28th, 2012 by steve

“Results from the last census are being released by the Central Statistics Office. There are lots of interesting numbers. This one today caught my eye …” (more)

[Kevin Denny: Economics more-or-less, 28 June]

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Cars that pass the university examination

Posted in Life on September 5th, 2010 by steve

“Now that the results are in and the offers made, many parents might be thinking of buying a car for their princes and princesses to drive away to college. The best advice, on behalf of all of us, would probably be ‘please think again’ …” (more)

[Neil Lyndon, Sunday Independent, 5 September]