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7370: FOREIGN-BORN CHILDREN IN IRELAND STAY LONGER IN EDUCATION

Thursday 24 January 2019
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Foreign-born children in Ireland who are under 15 are more likely to complete their education than Irish students.

A new EU report, "Integrating Students from Migrant Backgrounds", shows that only 4 per cent of foreign-born young people living in Ireland leave school early - the lowest share in the EU - compared to 5.3 per cent of native-born children. 

The report also shows that foreign-born primary school pupils in Ireland are more likely to experience bullying than those that are native-born.

Tim Hayes of the European Commission office in Dublin says the figures show that native-born children opt out of education earlier.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds | Outwords: than foreign-born kids