Social Justice Matters

91. SJI Interviews Ep55: Helen Ryan, NALA for International Literacy Day

September 8, 2021

Ireland is often thought of the land of saints and scholars, and our highly-skilled workforce is one of the main attractions for investors looking to relocate here. However, the literacy divide is a large one. One in six Irish adults have difficulties reading and one in four have difficulties with basic maths. 

To mark International Literacy Day on the 8th September, Colette Bennett chats with Helen Ryan, Policy Officer with NALA - the National Adult Literacy Agency - on trends, impacts and policy goals.

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