Sunday 15 July 2018

Comment: Let's leave the Leaving to the young and stop reliving the past

The Leaving Cert really shouldn't cause so much fuss every year, no matter what system they use to tot up the points

'It's not that long since the Labour Party was calling the Leaving Cert
'It's not that long since the Labour Party was calling the Leaving Cert "wanton cruelty". Is it any wonder youngsters now feel victimised by a few exam papers?' (stock photo)

Eilis O'Hanlon

Every year it becomes increasingly clear that the fuss over the Leaving Cert is simply a way for middle-aged Irish people to recapture their youth, or to live vicariously though the young.

Enough already with the stories of how your Irish paper went in 19-whenever. Nobody cares.

The media laps this stuff up every August. Newspapers and radio stations go into overdrive.

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