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The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) welcomed the clarity surrounding the examination intentions. File photograph: Eric Luke

The two main secondary teachers’ unions will meet on Friday evening to discuss the cancellation of the Leaving Certificate written examinations this s(...)

Teachers’ unions expressed concern about what safety measures would be in place for social distancing if the exams went ahead. File image: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Leaving Cert exams are set to be cancelled and replaced with a “Plan B” in which students will be awarded grades based on their classwork, according t(...)

Under the proposals, students would be able to appeal their results to the department and not to schools. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Leaving Cert students may be awarded grades based on their class ranking and their performance in recent assessments under a potential ‘Plan B’ to the(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is likely to formally announce that the Leaving Cert will begin on Wednesday, July 29th.

When will the Leaving Cert begin, exactly? Minister for Education Joe McHugh is likely to formally announce that it will begin on Wednesday, July 29th(...)

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union has stated that it will work to support the Government’s decision to postpone the Leaving Cert exams until later this year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union has stated that it will work to support the Government’s decision to postpone the Leaving Cert exams u(...)

The postponement of the Leaving Cert has  created even more questions than answers, argues student Adam Johnson. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

I am a Leaving Certificate student and in recent weeks we have been clamouring for clarity around the fate of the 2020 exams. The announcement la(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh said the announcement gave students clarity over the future of the exams and would allow students to catch up on work.  Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Many secondary students have expressed concern that the Government’s decision to postpone the Leaving Cert until late summer will lead to burnout and (...)

Second level teachers’ unions   said they will work to serve the ‘best interests of students’. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

The country’s largest secondary teachers union says it has “a number of serious concerns” over elements of the decision to postpone the Leaving Cert u(...)

Teachers’ unions say they do not expect members will be redeployed to assist with health services. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Teachers’ unions say they do not expect members will be redeployed to assist with health services as part of the Government’s efforts to contain the c(...)

A file image of delegates at the TUI annual conference which has been suspended this year due to coronavirus.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

All three teachers’ union conferences which were due to take place over Easter have been postponed due to coronavirus. The Association of Secondary (...)

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