International travel might be limited for now but alternatives include taking a gap year, deferring and working or repeating the Leaving Cert.
CAO is not the only game in town

So you didn’t get the course you want. Or you’ve got the course you thought you wanted, but now you’ve changed your mind. Perhaps you don’t really wa(...)

Irish has emerged as the subject where teacher shortages are most acute at second level in a new survey.

Irish is the subject where teacher shortages are most acute at second level, a new survey has found. The poll of principals and deputy principals at (...)

Latest forecasts indicate that the number of students at second level is due to jump by 40,000 by 2024. Photograph: iStock

Second level principals have warned that teacher shortages will worsen due to a significant spike in student numbers over the next six years. Latest (...)

John Dee, a fabrication technician from Listowel, Co Kerry. He secured a job after completing a post-Leaving Cert course earlier this year.

During his summer holidays from school, 14-year-old John Dee went working on farms in the Listowel area. “I never returned to school – I had no inte(...)

Discord  over national interference at selection conventions and some untimely exits from political life have affected parties’ preparations for this summer’s local elections in the redrawn Limerick constituencies. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Discord over national interference at selection conventions and some untimely exits from political life have affected parties’ preparations for this s(...)