AONTAS – Every Day I’m Learning: Paul and Derek

Two gentlemen Paul and Derek from Dublin’s inner city open up about their reality of living with low literacy in Ireland. Having left school as children and using their street smarts they managed to get through life without being able to read or write. Now they are in Dublin Adult Learning Centre and loving life. They offer advice to Irish society and tell us their personal stories.


An informal and authentic conversation sharing the personal stories of amazing people who returned to education as an adult learner. Every Day I’m Learning is real people opening up about their extraordinary lives, being both honest and vulnerable. In this podcast Dearbháil Lawless chats with adult learners as they describe overcoming their fears, taking up new opportunities and how education changed their life.

With thanks to the Communicating Europe Initiative and the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this podcast is brought to you by AONTAS the National Adult Learning Organisation and recorded in Near FM. This podcast highlights the value of both Irish and European identity and the opportunities available to Irish people as European citizens.