Gender quotas were introduced in the general election for the first time ever. Political parties needed to have 30% of women and 30% of men running in the general election or state funding would be halved.
Irish university students have one of the lowest understandings of basic literacy and numeracy in the developed world, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
A company called Books by the Foot has emerged and it allows buyers to purchase a linear foot of books at a set price to match the interior design of their chosen room. You select a broad subject and the colour you want and then the company chooses the books to complete your collection.