Foley to address Dáil over Leaving Cert Fiasco

The future of many students in the north west is again unclear this morning after it emerged that mistakes were found in the leaving Cert’s calculated grades system which was introduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.


The Minister for Education Norma Foley will address the Dail this afternoon on the issue.

It emerged yesterday that 6,500 students were marked down over errors in the system.


The Department of Education has said students who get better course offers as a result of the new results will be accommodated.


However there is no guarantee that students will be allowed to chance courses at this stage.   The Irish Universities Association director-general Jim Miley says moving them from one course to another won’t be possible in some cases: