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Monday 26 September 2016

Leaving Cert a defining point for many young lives 

THROUGHOUT THE country, the 60,000 students who have just completed the Leaving Cert exams are celebrating after reaching what for many is the defining point of their young lives. They now have the freedom to view the world and what it has to offer - sadly it isn't a pretty picture. They have been told since the day they walked in the door of junior infants' class that education is the key to success and if they knuckle down to their studies and do well in their exams they will most likely do well in life.

So far, so good for Government 

LAST FEBRUARY, Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny promised the people of Ireland that his government would ' hit the ground running' to tackle the national economic crisis and would publish a 'progress report' after their first 100 days in office. The time of reckoning falls due this week and, despite some wobbles, the government will be justified in claiming to have covered considerable ground. But far more important than being reminded of what has been achieved is the question, where do we go from here? The government has made a series of...

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