Bruton's disadvantage plan deserves support
The Leaving Cert results are not just important for the 58,000 students who sit the exams each year and their parents; they also offer an insight into the outcomes emerging from our secondary school system.
The level of educational attainment is a matrix by which society is measured. And it must be acknowledged there are some very welcome trends in this year's results.
The number taking higher-level maths is continuing to rise, now reaching 28pc of those sitting the exams. This is important if we are to equip our young people to take up the jobs of the future.