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Calls Grow To Move Leaving Cert Result Date Back To Mid-August

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The Education Minister's being urged to reconsider the release date for Leaving Cert results this year.

They're due to be out on Friday, September 3rd, but the Labour Party says mid-August would be more practical.

It says the later date will delay the start of the academic year and create more anxiety for students.

Labour education spokesperson, Aodhan O'Riordain, says the current date isn't workable.

"Students like to get their results mid-August and the CAO offers a week later."

He says the traditional release date of results gives students time to prepare for college or further education in September.

"What we need is coordination between the minister for education and further education are not going to be  further discommoded."

Leaving cert student Conal O’Boyle says his classmates were informed of the release date "at the worst possible time".

"This is a pattern of things that we're being left out in the cold by the department, by the government and the minister".

Leaving Cert exams are due to begin next week.


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