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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C


All time
17 of the coolest lecturers you'll wish you had in college
Teach us your ways.
# breathe
Need help with CAO offers? Here's what to do
Keep calm and…
# C A ooooh
Students' nerves were shot while waiting for CAO offers this morning
# Trinners for Everyone
How 25 places in Trinity this year show points are not the only important factor
With CAO offers out today, TCD could show that a different method is possible.
# Vital Numbers
The CAO Round One offers in numbers
It’s all in the maths.
# CAO 2014
75,000 CAO offers to be made today
Ah, the memories…
# CAO 2014
You can find all of the Round One CAO points right here
Wondering if your points were enough? We’ve got you covered.
# class of 2014
Looking for the CAO points? Stick with us - we'll have them right here from 6am
We’ll have all the points from every third-level institution, plus all the information you need to know.
# Your Say
Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects?
And would it help stem the skills shortages in the tech and sciences industry?
# Your Say
Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?
Further proposals for a revamp of the Leaving Certificate have been reported this morning.
Opinion: The CAO system can clearly be gamed, and it's perpetuating disadvantage
We believe university places should be awarded to students based on the ranking they achieved within their school, not their national ranking.
Opinion: Have a positive impact on Ireland’s society and economy – choose a STEM career
Leaving Cert students: consider courses in science, technology, engineering and maths. They’ll give you transferable, mobile skills that are needed in almost every sector.
Column: Awarding top athletes extra CAO points makes total sense
We live in a society, not just an economy – and giving additional points to people for accomplishments beyond the academic makes sense, write Aaron McKenna.
# Take your points
Students: Don't panic, but CAO forms are due on Saturday
Breath. That panic attack is just a memory. Unless you’re doing your Leaving this year. In which case, HURRY UP AND APPLY.
Open for business: CAO now taking applications for 2014 courses
College registration season is officially under way…
# Education
Long-term unemployed man “at a loss” after college course cancelled
A course in Construction, Management, Maintenance and Refurbishment was due to begin on 9 September, but was cancelled last week.
# College places
Architecture and engineering points drop in second round CAO offers
More than 3,029 students receive offers in the CAO second round today.
# Round 2
Round two CAO offers out today: Were you one of the lucky ones?
Some students will be hoping that points for their preferred college course come down and they are offered a place in college.
# College
Don't forget: The deadline for accepting first round CAO offers is today
5.15pm to be exact.
# Social Media
LinkedIn reduces age limit from 18 to 13
The social networking site made the changes in its terms of service to attract younger users to its new university section.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about the four Irish citizens detained in Cairo, CAO, and the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.
# Points Race
Points jump for business, agriculture and science courses
Students hoping to receive an offer for their first preference courses will find out what the points requirements are this morning.
# In Numbers
These are the courses students want to get into this year...
Arts and social sciences continue to be the most popular.
# Points Race
Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system
Some of your loved ones might be awaiting a college offer – through a system that mightn’t make sense to many. Here’s our crash course.
# Project Maths
Quinn: Bonus Leaving Cert maths points could continue for three more years
The Education Minister made the remarks at Ringsend College in Dublin, where he met with students who were receiving their Leaving Certificate results.
# the big LC
In pics: The guy that got 9 A1s and other Leaving Cert students' results
Mark Berney from Gorey Community College, County Wexford got 9 A1s.
# Leaving Cert
9 unforgettable moments from your Leaving Cert results
The results you leave behind. But the day stays with you forever.
# State Exams
The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate
There has been a sharp rise in the number of students sitting Higher Level Maths – and the percentage of them getting the top grades.
# celebrations
Leaving Cert students urged not to get completely wasted on results night
Results for 53,749 students will be available from tomorrow morning.
CAO applications for business courses on the rise
There has been a drop in CAO applications in teaching and law, but the demand for business courses has risen.
# Your Say
Poll: Should schools introduce 'CAO-style' admission?
The Irish Primary Principals’ Network has proposed the idea, saying that parents could rank their school choices similar to how the CAO form is organised.
# enrolment
Principals want 'CAO-style' admissions for primary and secondary schools
Both primary and secondary schools would have an online ‘preference’ system under the plans from primary principals.
# Leaving Cert
Dept. of Education to overhaul Leaving Cert programme and points race
Plans include reducing the number of degree programmes, cutting grade bands and changing the predictability of exams.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added dancing in speedos
Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Third Level
Science, business and agriculture courses increase in CAO popularity
However teaching, medicine and arts have all dropped.
It's CAO deadline day
A spokesperson for the CAO said although students can still submit late applications, it only applies to some courses.
# cao fees
CAO to give discounts for early online applicants... for 2013
Ninety-eight per cent of college applications were received online by CAO in 2012.