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McNelis demands exam fees be waived for 2021

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At the time of national crisis, the Government must waive this year’s Leaving Cert fees, and remove both an administrative burden on schools and an unnecessary financial pressure on families.

Dillon reveals key highlights of Leaving Certificate survey in Mayo

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Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Alan Dillon, has revealed the key highlights of his survey for Leaving Certificate students around Mayo. With over 520 respondents, almost 400 of whom were Leaving Certificate students highlighted the strong preference for a calculated grades process.

News Briefs from around the county

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News Briefs from around Mayo 

NUI Galway to host online course in journalism for transition year students

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Transition year students in Irish-medium schools are being offered a unique insight to journalism in an online course with some of Ireland’s finest television, radio, and digital journalists and broadcasters.

Minister must honour ‘promise’ to provide new building for Scoil Chaitríona

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Education Minister Norma Foley must “live up to her promise” and provide a new school building for the staff and pupils of Scoil Chaitríona in Renmore.

Clery excited about Bell’s appointment as Galway WFC assistant manager

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Galway WFC has appointed the highly regarded Dave Bell as assistant manager for the upcoming 2021 Women’s National League season.

Betty Hernon appointed principal of amalgamated Coláiste Muire Máthair

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Betty Hernon has been appointed as the principal of Coláiste Muire Máthair — the amalgamation of St Mary’s College and Our Lady’s College.

No Leaving Cert classes in February should ensure no Leaving Cert exams in June

As the parent of a 2020 Leaving Cert student, I have every sympathy for the class of 2021 and the uncertainty caused by the continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic for those students and their families. The debate which surfaced in April of last year has already begun in relation to the leaving cert of 2021, and whether the exam should be conducted in the 'traditional' format, or in a 'predicted grades' scenario, similar to last year.

Kyne calls for regular testing of students and teachers to allow special needs schools reopen

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Regular Covid-19 testing of students and teachers in special needs schools could help alleviate the concerns of the teachers and their unions, in a dispute which has seen such schools remain closed.


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