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Most recent figures show adult


in learning in Ireland is

below the EU average

Government of Ireland, 

Ireland: Voluntary National Review 2018

SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030


Obtaining education is the foundation to creating sustainable development. In addition to being key to escaping poverty, access to quality education can give people the tools required to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems. Education also has the ability to foster tolerance among people and enable us to live in more peaceful societies. 

Progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels, particularly for women and girls. However, around the world over 265 million children are currently out of school. 

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