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# Points Race

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# leaving cert 2022
Leaving and Junior Cert fees waived by Education Minister
Fees of €116 and €109 for the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert respectively will not have to be paid.
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# Points Race
The second round of CAO offers are out - and they're all right here
Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.
# Points Race
Higher education minister questions if Leaving Cert is ‘right way to go’
Simon Harris said the points race for third level places is ‘not the international norm’.
# Points Race
Ireland's Oliver Dingley takes fifth place in European Championship
The diver missed the podium places by just six points over the final’s seven dives.
# points chase
Schmidt demanding Ireland 'to keep scoring, keep driving forward'
A bonus point win is the minimum standard required for an Ireland team with title ambitions.
# Quiz
How Many Points Should You Have Got In Your Leaving Cert?
You’ve always wondered if it should have been different – now you can find out.
Scotland v Ireland, Six Nations final day
We went minute-by-minute for Ireland’s mission to Murrayfield.
# Drama
Wales hit Italy for 61 and set Ireland a target to chase in Edinburgh
Italy were well and truly rolled over in the second half in Rome.
# Your Say
Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?
Further proposals for a revamp of the Leaving Certificate have been reported this morning.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# clinical
Points race: Chance for lesser lights (or ROG) to make hay
With many of the traditional trail-blazers called upon for bigger and better things, can lads like Andy Fenby, Tom Prydie and Scott Wight close the gap?
Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives
‘Radical’ new proposals for interviews are really a return to the past, writes Joanna Tuffy TD. Instead, we need a much wider debate on third level education.
# Points Race
Universities propose radical overhaul of Leaving Cert points system
A submission to Ruairí Quinn sees Ireland’s seven universities outline issues with the Leaving Cert – and how to change it.
# Points Race
Trinity scheme to offer college places to students below CAO minimum
A pilot programme – intended to begin with Law in 2014 – will see some places reserved for students measured on alternative grounds.
# Points Race
Maths and IT courses see biggest surge in CAO points race
Mathematics and Physics at the University of Limerick saw the highest points surge – up by a whopping 145 points.
# Points Race
Almost 11,000 Leaving Cert students to benefit from bonus Maths points
The college points race begins in earnest on Monday – but already the bonus points project seems to be working.
# Results Day
2012 Leaving Cert results 'broadly similar to previous years'
More students took higher level Maths this year, looking to nab some bonus points which will drive up college requirements.
# Hands Off
Ryder Cup: Poulter edges ahead of Garcia but Harrington's race looks run
Eight of the 12 players that will represented Europe at Medinah have been confirmed. McIlroy and McDowell are two of them.
# Points Race
Report expected to make the case for capping places in college
Ruairí Quinn is set to receive a report outlining the need for student numbers to be capped in order to avoid the return of fees.
# Leaving Cert
Straight-A student to auction notes on eBay
Co. Clare student to sell notes for college funds.
# Points Race
CAO website back fully online
# Points Race
What's a DDoS 'cyber attack' anyway?
The CAO website is down after a malicious attack. What’s going on?
# Breaking News
CAO site under attack
Third-level application site goes down due to “malicious attacks”.
# Points Race
In Numbers: The points race
Wondering how many students got 500 points, and how many will be disappointed today? We crunch the numbers.