Locals rank in top 30

A MAN and a woman from the Dundalk area have been ranked among the top 30 students in Ireland following the publication of accounting examination results.

A MAN and a woman from the Dundalk area have been ranked among the top 30 students in Ireland following the publication of accounting examination results.

Brain boxes David McNicholl from Knockbridge and Michaela Cantú from Red Barn’s Road, Dundalk ranked in the top 10 per cent and top 5 per cent respectively.

The 2011 examination results were published by Accounting Technicians Ireland, the professional body for accounting technicians in Ireland.

Accounting Technicians Ireland currently has almost 5,000 students and its syllabus is taught in over 80 colleges nationwide.

In Louth, new students are being enrolled in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) and Oiliuna Dundalk, The Old Brewery, Ardee Road.

Gay Sheehan, Chief Executive, Accounting Technicians Ireland, said: “Students from Louth did particularly well in this year’s exams and we are delighted to see so many taking our fast-track route into the accountancy profession.

“There is always a strong demand for our graduates in the marketplace and over 95 per cent of our members are currently in employment in all areas of Irish enterprise.”