Aaron Gilmartin: ‘Despite what my mother would have you believe, my expertise at ‘League of Legends’ has helped me during these exams.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Near the eastern coast of Hibernia, Dunshaughlin shines as the kingdom’s paragon of virtue among all the other human settlements. The people of Dun(...)

Laura Gudaityte, Crumlin, Tola Salam, Tallaght, and Olivia Lyons, Walkinstown, after sitting the Leaving Cert Irish paper 2 exam at Loreto College, Crumlin, t yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Students were satisfied with yesterday’s second higher- and ordinary-level Irish exams despite two grammatical errors on the paper, according to Robbi(...)

Students sitting the Leaving Cert: a review of grading bands and an external analysis of the predictability of exam papers are on the way. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A significant reduction in degree programmes and an end to “problematic predictability” in the Leaving Certificate have been announced as part of a(...)