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Announcement of Shortlisted Essays

The wait is finally over: the RWC is ready to announce a partial list of winners for the National Secondary School Essay-Writing Competition! It was very hard to choose the winning essays, as the standard of this year's entries was so high. All the students who submitted essays should be very proud of their work. The RWC would like to extend their gratitude towards all the pupils and teachers who submitted essays; the competition couldn't have gone forward without you.

So, without further ado, here is the shortlist for the fifth year category:

  • Isabel Azu, Kishoge Community College, Lucan, Co. Dublin.
  • Clara Buchwald, Coláiste Chiaráin, Athlone, Co. Roscommon.
  • Ava Moore, St. Catherine's Vocational School, Killybegs, Co. Donegal.

Here is the shortlist for the Transition Year category:

  • Caoimhe MacCarthy, St. Aloysius, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork.
  • Fiona Hourigan, St. Mary's High School, Midleton, Co. Cork.
  • Lenora Murphy, St. Cuan's College, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.

On May 16th, these shortlisted entrants will be welcomed by UL President, Professor Desmond Fitzgerald, and the overall winner in each category will be announced alongside the two runners-up. The overall winners will both be awarded an Android tablet, with each runner-up receiving a One-For-All voucher valued at €100.

An Interview with Stephen Kinsella

Stephen Kinsella

Dr. Stephen Kinsella teaches Economics of EU Integration, International Monetary Economics, Economics for Business and financial economics at University of Limerick. He published extensively on Complexity Theory, Health Economics and Economic History.

Dr. Kinsella has already, in his young career, authored more than four books, contributed chapters in three edited volumes, authored or co-authored dozens of journal articles, with as many 'works in progress', appeared on television and radio, published widely in the press, teaches through YouTube and Twitter and posts "rants" on his personal blog.

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