Tuesday 24 April 2018

Helping you make sense of it all!

The Irish Independent is your one-stop source of information for all things results.

Following on from the new Leaving Cert results, there’s also a revamped CAO points scale this year. But don’t worry, our experts are here to guide you through all the changes.

The Irish Independent will once again be the one-stop source of information for students and parents with a range of products for you to make sure you know your options.


3 dedicated supplements will be published on August 16th, 21st and 31st covering the Leaving Cert Results, CAO Round One Offers and CAO Round Two Offers. These supplements will be free with the Irish Independent and packed full of advice, guidance and information on what options are available.

On Thursday, August 31, don’t miss PART THREE of our three unmissable Leaving Cert and CAO supplements with expert advice on all the options available if you didn’t get your course of choice, college points scales and how to accept or defer an offer.


The freephone exam helpline, ran by the National Parents’ Council post primary (NPCpp) and supported by the Irish Independent will run for six days, dealing with the range of queries that arise over the period around the release of the results and the publication of college offers. Staffed by members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors and a representative of the grants agency, SUSI the helpline will be a source of guidance answering specific queries.

Opening hours:

Wednesday 16th August: 10am – 7pm

Thursday 17th August: 10am – 7pm

Friday 18th August: 10am – 1pm

Monday 21st August: 8am – 7pm

Tuesday 22nd August: 8am – 7pm

Wednesday 23rd August: 8am – 1pm

Phone number: 1800 265 165


In addition to the helpline, Independent.ie will run an interactive blog also providing advice and support, staffed by a professional guidance counsellor and SUSI representative, on August 16 and 21st. Readers will be able to submit their questions to the expert through email contact@independent.ie, Twitter with the hashtag #IndoCAO, through the live blog itself or through our official Facebook page.

Follow us on both days at independent.ie/caolive


“Going to College” - Education  Podcast Leaving Cert 2017

John Walshe will present with a team of expert contributors over a new 4-part podcast series. Aimed at Leaving Cert students  2017 – giving advice on Results, Going to college,  Options – what next.

Tuesday15th August: Preparing for the Results

Monday 21st August: CAO Round One Offers

Thursday 31st August – CAO Round Two Offers

Thursday 7th September – Preparing for College

See more about our education podcasts at independent.ie/education


Don't miss all our coverage of the results and offers, only in the Irish Independent.


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