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A dispute over the legal cover for Leaving Cert teachers has been resolved between the Department of Education and ASTI. The union had concerns the state indemnity being offered didn’t go far enough in protecting teachers from potential claims by students. They’ve received clarification that if a pupil, unhappy with…

The Leaving Cert may still be scrapped, according to reports this morning.   The Irish Independent says the use of predictive grades will be discussed when the Education Minister and Donegal TD, Joe McHugh meets stakeholders today.   Covid-19 has meant the state exams are due to begin on July…

A Sligo secondary school principal has criticised the Department of Education for failing to provide schools with clarity on how the Leaving cert examinations will be staged in 2020.   Paul Keogh, the Principal of Summerhill College says the current situation is hugely frustrating for student, parents and teachers.  …

A start date for the Leaving Cert has been confirmed by the Minister for Education – it’s Wednesday July 29th.   Donegal TD, Joe McHugh, last night told the Dáil a schedule for the exams will be released in the first week of June.   The confirmation of a start…

The Education Minister, Donegal TD Joe McHugh has told students to aim for the Leaving Cert starting on Wednesday, July 29th.   The exams have been pushed back from its usual date of early June due to the Covid-19 pandemic.   Minister Joe McHugh says he hopes to confirm the…

It was confirmed in recent days that Fees for the Junior Cert are to be refunded.   Minister for Education and Donegal TD, Joe McHugh made the announcement over the weekend.   The deadline for Leaving Cert fee has also been extended.   Sligo Fine Gael Councillor, Thomas Walsh is…

A North West based Secondary school vice-Principal says the leaving cert examinations should could go ahead in the local region this summer.   There are reports today suggesting the examinations could be staged at the tail-end of the summer or in the autumn as the government believes it’s unlikely the…