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IRISH college students are almost the worst in Europe when it comes to speaking foreign languages.

They are second from the bottom of a 25-country league, where Turkey is placed last.

In most European countries, at least 20pc of third-level students claim to be proficient in at least two foreign languages.

But in Ireland, the figure is a miserly 5pc -- better only than Turkey, where just 2pc claim to speak two foreign languages, according to a new report.

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