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Killarney student named ‘Young Economist of the Year’

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ECONOMICS AWARD: Tom Knocblauch winner of the overall Junior Category at the 'Young Economist of the Year' pictured with Business Teacher Eimear Buckley and Acting Principal Hugh Rudden at St Brendan’s College. Photo: Michelle Cooper Galvin

By Michelle Crean

A St Brendan’s College student this week received an award after winning the overall Junior Category at the 'Young Economist of the Year' with a project entitled “Can Economics Help to Save the World?”

The ‘Young Economist of the Year’, won by Tom Knoblauch, is an economics competition for secondary school students across the island of Ireland. The competition is run in conjunction with the Professional Development Service for Teachers. YEOTY, as it has become affectionately known, is now in its seventh year and is developing into a significant national awards event for the enjoyment and promotion of economics. Commencing in 2013, the initiative has grown from strength to strength with an increasing number of participants. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions it was a virtual ceremony, which featured both the Minister for Finance Paschal Donoghue, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Gabriel Makhlouf, as guest speakers.

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Tom chose to research a topic that was of both interest to him, and relevant to his generation.

"Increasingly we see the impact of man’s interference on our planet at a macro level through examples such as the massive fires in California and numerous major floods, and I sought to understand how this relates to my life at a micro level, both in its impact and in my ability to influence it," Tom said.

Tom’s project looked at the approach the Government is taking, in particular in relation to cutting CO2 emissions and identified some pitfalls. He made some recommendations on how the Government could make a stand in taking the current critical position forward. This approach will not single handedly solve the current environmental crisis that is beginning to unfold, but it will make a material start in ensuring that this planet can be enjoyed by children for generations to come.

“Tom worked really hard in completing this project, I am delighted for Tom to receive such a prestigious award," his Business Teacher Eimear Buckley said.

 

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Puck Goat removed from platform in searing heat

Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat. Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in […]

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Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat.

Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in Killorglin town. As part of the fair’s tradition a wild mountain goat presides over the town from his tall platform over the course of the three days.

Organisers employ a dedicated vet to look after the goat and a team of experienced goat handlers are also on duty for the duration of the festival.

There is also a temperature monitoring device on the platform.

As temperatures hit 29 degrees today (Thursday), the vet and handlers decided it was safer for the goat to be removed from the platform for the rest of the day.

“He is currently resting in the shade,” spokesperson Marcella O’Connor told the Killarney Advertiser. “The handlers were monitoring him in case it got too hot, the decision was made to take him down, and the vet says he is happy.”

A decision will be made tomorrow (Friday) on the goat’s return to the platform for the final day of the fair.

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