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Does the Leaving Cert really count?

All the advice Leaving Cert students are being given this morning… from ‘keep calm and carry on’ to wearing machine-washable shoes tonight.

Pictured at Loreto College St Stephen's Green looking over their Leaving Cert results today are Maria Banat, left, from Clontarf, Deirdre Ryan from Leixlip, and Maria's mom Zubeida .
Pictured at Loreto College St Stephen's Green looking over their Leaving Cert results today are Maria Banat, left, from Clontarf, Deirdre Ryan from Leixlip, and Maria's mom Zubeida .
Image: Mark Stedman / Photocall Ireland

IF YOU DO well in your Leaving Cert, will you end up rich, famous and in the job of your dreams?

Or if you do badly, are you destined to end up in a dead-end job, wishing you’d studied just that bit harder instead of watching TV?

As nearly 58,000 young Irish teenagers receive their Leaving Certificate results today, those are the questions on their minds.

Thankfully, their worried heads might be put at ease if they take a look at the advice being doled out by Twitter users.

Well, most of it.

Comedians, writers, Church of Ireland bishops and more are all reassuring students that the big LC doesn’t determine the rest of your life .

But wear a pair of machine-washable shoes tonight if you want your celebrations to be unforgettable for all the right reasons.

Does the Leaving Cert really count?
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  • Whatever happens, keep calm and carry on

  • Life goes on!

  • The Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork gives his advice

  • We think he’s joking...

  • It’s not the end of the world

  • Life is what you make it

  • The world is still your oyster

  • It means nothing...

  • A bad leaving cert is the end of your career....

  • Or perhaps not.

  • Some Leaving Certs are a miracle

  • It’s not important... or maybe it is

  • Machine washable shoes are a must tonight

  • Who needs it anyway?

  • Where did the time go?

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