In May, Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh announced new provisions which would be provided during the June state examinations to students who suffer a close family bereavement during their exams to allow them time to grieve.
The two Leaving Certificate student facing expulsion after a video was taken of one of them snorting a white substance that turned out to be standard table sugar have been allowed back to school by High Court ruling.
With almost 10,000 leaving certificate exam appeals this year, Opinion Editor Shirley Donlon looks into the difference between leaving certificate education and university education, and argues that perhaps a change is necessary.
University of Limerick has announced that it will offer another €88,000 worth of scholarships to high performing students who will begin their studies in the 2013/14 academic year. The scheme will award scholarships of €2,000