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#Points Race

# points-race - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Leaving and Junior Cert fees waived by Education Minister
# Leaving Cert 2022
# Leaving Cert 2022

Leaving and Junior Cert fees waived by Education Minister

Feb 3rd 2022, 12:44 PM 16,484 Views 19 Comments

Fees of €116 and €109 for the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert respectively will not have to be paid.

# points-race - Monday 20 September, 2021

The second round of CAO offers are out - and they're all right here
# Points Race
# Points Race

The second round of CAO offers are out - and they're all right here

Sep 20th 2021, 4:30 PM 23,941 Views 0 Comments

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

# points-race - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Higher education minister questions if Leaving Cert is ‘right way to go’
# Points Race
# Points Race

Higher education minister questions if Leaving Cert is ‘right way to go’

Sep 8th 2021, 7:31 PM 16,926 Views 41 Comments

Simon Harris said the points race for third level places is ‘not the international norm’.

# points-race - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Ireland's Oliver Dingley takes fifth place in European Championship
# Points Race
From The42
# Points Race

Ireland's Oliver Dingley takes fifth place in European Championship

Updated Aug 7th 2018, 4:03 PM 5,478 Views 0 Comments

The diver missed the podium places by just six points over the final’s seven dives.

# points-race - Friday 9 February, 2018

Schmidt demanding Ireland 'to keep scoring, keep driving forward'
# Points Chase
From The42
# Points Chase

Schmidt demanding Ireland 'to keep scoring, keep driving forward'

Feb 9th 2018, 6:44 AM 4,080 Views 6 Comments

A bonus point win is the minimum standard required for an Ireland team with title ambitions.

# points-race - Sunday 19 April, 2015

How Many Points Should You Have Got In Your Leaving Cert?
# Quiz
From The Daily Edge
# Quiz

How Many Points Should You Have Got In Your Leaving Cert?

Apr 19th 2015, 1:00 PM 25,511 Views 15 Comments

You’ve always wondered if it should have been different – now you can find out.

# points-race - Saturday 21 March, 2015

As it happened: Scotland v Ireland, Six Nations final day From The42
Live Mar 21st 2015, 3:15 PM

As it happened: Scotland v Ireland, Six Nations final day

Wales hit Italy for 61 and set Ireland a target to chase in Edinburgh
# Drama
From The42
# Drama

Wales hit Italy for 61 and set Ireland a target to chase in Edinburgh

Mar 21st 2015, 2:10 PM 9,984 Views 22 Comments

Italy were well and truly rolled over in the second half in Rome.

# points-race - Monday 11 August, 2014

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?

Aug 11th 2014, 9:16 AM 16,111 Views 95 Comments

Further proposals for a revamp of the Leaving Certificate have been reported this morning.

# points-race - Monday 19 August, 2013

Points jump for business, agriculture and science courses
# Points Race
# Points Race

Points jump for business, agriculture and science courses

Aug 19th 2013, 8:12 AM 19,103 Views 30 Comments

Students hoping to receive an offer for their first preference courses will find out what the points requirements are this morning.

# points-race - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system
# Points Race
# Points Race

Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system

Aug 18th 2013, 8:30 PM 58,251 Views 45 Comments

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.

# points-race - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Dept. of Education to overhaul Leaving Cert programme and points race
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Dept. of Education to overhaul Leaving Cert programme and points race

Mar 28th 2013, 9:42 AM 11,568 Views 75 Comments

Plans include reducing the number of degree programmes, cutting grade bands and changing the predictability of exams.

# points-race - Friday 2 November, 2012

Points race: Chance for lesser lights (or ROG) to make hay
# Clinical
From The42
# Clinical

Points race: Chance for lesser lights (or ROG) to make hay

Nov 2nd 2012, 4:32 PM 1,045 Views 0 Comments

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?

# points-race - Friday 24 August, 2012

Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives

Aug 24th 2012, 7:00 AM 447 Views 44 Comments

‘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 - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Universities propose radical overhaul of Leaving Cert points system
# Points Race
# Points Race

Universities propose radical overhaul of Leaving Cert points system

Aug 21st 2012, 3:11 PM 5,916 Views 19 Comments

A submission to Ruairí Quinn sees Ireland’s seven universities outline issues with the Leaving Cert – and how to change it.

Trinity scheme to offer college places to students below CAO minimum
# Points Race
# Points Race

Trinity scheme to offer college places to students below CAO minimum

Aug 21st 2012, 11:24 AM 8,464 Views 21 Comments

A pilot programme – intended to begin with Law in 2014 – will see some places reserved for students measured on alternative grounds.

# points-race - Monday 20 August, 2012

Maths and IT courses see biggest surge in CAO points race
# Points Race
# Points Race

Maths and IT courses see biggest surge in CAO points race

Aug 20th 2012, 12:02 PM 7,638 Views 15 Comments

Mathematics and Physics at the University of Limerick saw the highest points surge – up by a whopping 145 points.

# points-race - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Almost 11,000 Leaving Cert students to benefit from bonus Maths points
# Points Race
# Points Race

Almost 11,000 Leaving Cert students to benefit from bonus Maths points

Aug 15th 2012, 12:51 PM 8,831 Views 14 Comments

The college points race begins in earnest on Monday – but already the bonus points project seems to be working.

2012 Leaving Cert results 'broadly similar to previous years'
# Results Day
# Results Day

2012 Leaving Cert results 'broadly similar to previous years'

Aug 15th 2012, 6:01 AM 13,719 Views 11 Comments

More students took higher level Maths this year, looking to nab some bonus points which will drive up college requirements.

# points-race - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Ryder Cup: Poulter edges ahead of Garcia but Harrington's race looks run
# Hands Off
From The42
# Hands Off

Ryder Cup: Poulter edges ahead of Garcia but Harrington's race looks run

Aug 14th 2012, 11:59 AM 1,272 Views 0 Comments

Eight of the 12 players that will represented Europe at Medinah have been confirmed. McIlroy and McDowell are two of them.

# points-race - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Report expected to make the case for capping places in college
# Points Race
# Points Race

Report expected to make the case for capping places in college

Nov 8th 2011, 10:06 AM 854 Views 21 Comments

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.

# points-race - Thursday 26 August, 2010

Straight-A student to auction notes on eBay
# Leaving Cert
From The Daily Edge
# Leaving Cert

Straight-A student to auction notes on eBay

Aug 26th 2010, 2:00 PM 345 Views 0 Comments

Co. Clare student to sell notes for college funds.

# points-race - Monday 23 August, 2010

CAO website back fully online
# Points Race
# Points Race

CAO website back fully online

Aug 23rd 2010, 3:04 PM 155 Views 0 Comments

What's a DDoS 'cyber attack' anyway?
# Points Race
# Points Race

What's a DDoS 'cyber attack' anyway?

Aug 23rd 2010, 1:25 PM 515 Views 0 Comments

The CAO website is down after a malicious attack. What’s going on?

CAO site under attack
# Breaking News
# Breaking News

CAO site under attack

Aug 23rd 2010, 11:10 AM 276 Views 0 Comments

Third-level application site goes down due to “malicious attacks”.

In Numbers: The points race
# Points Race
# Points Race

In Numbers: The points race

Aug 23rd 2010, 8:48 AM 283 Views 0 Comments

Wondering how many students got 500 points, and how many will be disappointed today? We crunch the numbers.