Author Archives: Laura Grehan

Winning contestants at IOL 2017 being photographed with their medals and country flags

Dublin’s hosting of International Linguistics Olympiad 2017 comes to a close

On 4th August 2017, the efforts made by international students in the 15th International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL 2017) were celebrated at the competition’s Closing Ceremony at Dublin City University. Throughout this week-long contest, world-leading students worked both individually and in teams to decipher linguistic codes and put their problem-solving skills to the test. The event was hosted by the… Read More

Irish Teens Have Home Advantage as Dublin Hosts the 2017 International Linguistics Olympiad

Today forty-four teams consisting of 176 students aged between 14-19 years, representing 29 countries, will compete in the International Linguistics Olympiad 2017 in Dublin. The International Linguistics Olympiad 2017 (IOL 2017) is being hosted by the Science Foundation Ireland-funded ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology and it will run from 31 July to 4 August in Dublin City University. Competitors will attempt over… Read More

Award-winning Mountrath Community School students pictured at the AILO national final 2017

Mountrath Community School Team Announced as Winners of All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad Team Competition

Four secondary school students from Mountrath Community School have been announced as winners of the team competition at the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) final in Dublin. The team consisted of Alex Moore, Domhnall O’Farrell, Aisling Page and Christopher Carew. The Mountrath students beat off competition from 42 other schools around Ireland to take the team trophy. … Read More

Minister Mitchell O’Connor launches national Problem-Solving Initiative

The Problem-Solving Initiative will foster the next generation of problem solvers for Ireland Search is on for Ireland’s top young problem solver On 7th November 2017 Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, launched a major nationwide initiative aimed at fostering the next generation of skilled problem solvers for Ireland. The Problem-Solving… Read More

Help foster the next generation of Irish problem solvers

The ADAPT Centre is seeking partners and sponsors for the Problem-Solving Initiative (PSI) to help ensure the wide reach and deep impact of this ambitious initiative. The PSI incorporates: All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad 2017 International Linguistics Olympiad 2017 Family Problem-Solving Festival Day 2017 Why Sponsor the Problem-Solving Initiative? Associate your brand with an exciting nationwide… Read More

AILO Regional Problem-Solving Workshops

Coming to a school near you in early 2016, the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) problem-solving workshops will help you to hone your problem-solving skills and prepare you for Round 1 of the contest. You will receive free tuition by experts in linguistics and problem-solving strategies. 82% of AILO 2015 participants report having improved their problem-solving… Read More

Press Release: Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan Launches Competition Aimed at Developing Students’ Problem-Solving Skills

Secondary school students are being urged to test their creative problem-solving skills in the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad Competition. Register online at until 26th  January 2016. The search is on for Ireland’s best young problem solvers! Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, today launched the 2015/6 season of the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad… Read More

Press Release: Ireland’s Top Young Problem Solvers to Take On World’s Best Decoders at International Linguistics Olympiad

Ireland’s top four secondary school decoders win the chance to represent their country at the International Linguistics Olympiad in Bulgaria Four secondary school students from across the island of Ireland have been selected to test their language decoding skills against the world’s best at the International Linguistics Olympiad in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, in July. The students,… Read More