Rhona Butler

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The idea emerged following a meeting between student Rhona Butler, who lost her mother during the exams  last year, and the Minister for Education Joe McHugh. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Leaving Cert pupils who suffer bereavement of close relatives during next month’s exams will be able to sit alternative papers in July. The new move (...)

A spokesman for the State Examinations Commission  said it made “every possible effort” to accommodate candidates in emergency situations. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State Examinations Commission is reviewing exam rules for bereaved students after a young woman spoke of being forced to sit her Leaving Cert busi(...)