Brian Mooney

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Third-level institutions are still as invested in attracting prospective students as they were before the virus hit.

Late autumn is traditionally a time when colleges and universities throw open their doors to prospective third-level students as they start the proces(...)

On November 4th and 5th from 1pm to 6pm each day, thousands of registered fifth and sixth year students will log in to the  virtual Higher Options portal (above).

The pandemic has seen to it that Higher Options, Ireland’s main information-gathering opportunity for secondary school students, cannot be held in its(...)

Leaving Cert 2020 applicants who have not to date secured one of their preferred CAO places can now apply to  sit the examination.

Some 41,681 CAO applicants have accepted a Level 8 CAO offer to-date, 2,518 more acceptances than at this stage in 2019. These additional places wer(...)

With a 10%  mean average increase in grades within higher papers it was always inevitable that those who had delayed their application to college would be squeezed by the process

This year’s Leaving Cert students were aware when they reflected on their final course choices in June that their teachers were in the process of dete(...)

Irish Times education editor Carl O’Brien will put readers’ queries on everything to do with Leaving Cert results and CAO options to guidance counsellor Brian Mooney at 5pm on Tuesday, September 8th, during a Facebook Live event.

In a year like no other, students  are  facing into a host of unanswered question. Is is worth appealing my results? How much wil(...)

Only one CAO offer can be accepted and the date and time next week by which it will lapse is clearly printed on the offer notice.

Today marks the culmination of the of a process which began so normally in November 2019 when the first of over 70,000 applicants registered their asp(...)

Students will receive their Leaving Cert results at 9am on Monday. Photograph: iStock

The teachers of Ireland put on the “green jersey” when they sat down with their fellow subject teachers in June, to assess their students’ potential p(...)

Each applicant has an individual CAO application number enabling them to access their own CAO file. Photograph: Getty

It is worth bearing in mind that this is not an exact science. Points for all programmes increase and decrease annually as the demand among applicants(...)

Students receiving the results of their Leaving Certificate this morning through the calculated grades process will probably jump to an instant assump(...)

For a programme of study to be successful it must be a good fit for their particular strengths and aptitudes.

With the arrival this week of the calculated grades, many former Leaving Cert students will be on tenterhooks as they await the next round o(...)

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