Well done to the 57,500 Leaving Cert exam students who got their results today. For most it will bring the satisfaction of knowing that the hard work has paid off - and that's reflected in the results.
For those who are disappointed, remember the Leaving Cert is just one of the keys to your future. There are options if the result is not what you expected - there's always more than one route to your dream career.
This is without doubt a very difficult time to come into adulthood and find a job and a career.
There are, however, more choices than ever on a range of levels, from college courses to diplomas and apprenticeships.
Take time to make the choice that suits you best.
In the meantime, tonight is a night for celebration of academic effort so enjoy it and above all take care and stay safe.