why are you tyring to limit his options...and thus, his potential? Ha!
Here's a hint archy.....stay out of Ireland if your serious about architecture. Work here sure, but don't study here. I'm not trying to slag Ireland, its just the facts. Of course, I would expect many of my collegues to disagree, which would be nice to see and here, but without merit. There are a few good architects in the country, but most of them have come from foreign schools. The downfall of the architecture schools here are their unbalanced programmes.
Stick to schools in the UK or US if you are lucky enough to go. Schools who put a high priority on design, and studio time. Schools that have curriculums modelled from the Harvard school of Architecture. A great architect once said that you can teach anyone to draw, but you can't teach anyone to design. Give yourself the best start possible and choose a school that will help you develop your design skills. At the very least you will find out if you have the guts of an architect or not.