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# Standings
Munster already chasing as Leinster take control of European pool
Three of the Irish provinces are already playing catch up in the new Champions Cup format.
# cao applications
CAO points set to jump for languages and the humanities this year
A total of 73,034 applications were received by CAO by the due date on 1 February.
# points
The better a student does in Leaving Cert Maths and English, the more likely they are to finish college
Three-quarters of students complete their courses, with women more likely than men to finish.
# Going Well
Chelsea survive scare to move level on points with Liverpool
Eden Hazard hit a hat-trick as the Londoners maintained their perfect start.
# don't panic
50,000 students receive CAO offers today. Here's the points breakdown and what happens next
Over half of those applying for a Level 8 course will be offered their first choice.
# CAO 2018
Got a question about the CAO? Let us put it to an expert
Join us for a special Facebook Live.
# supply and demand
CAO points to drop as demand dips but teaching is still one of the most popular courses in Ireland
There were 72,643 applications by 1 February – a decrease of 3,443 applicants on the previous year.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Leaving Cert 'points race' be abolished?
A new review of the Leaving Cert is now underway from policymakers.
# Mental Health
Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren
The Oireachtas Education Committee has made a number recommendations to improve the mental health of school children.
# cao-2017
The CAO points are out - but remember, don't panic
It’s the first set of offers since a new points system was introduced.
College can be the best time of your life - here's how to make the most of it
Jack Power’s been there – and he knows college can be terrifying. But he has some practical ways to make sure it’s an enjoyable experience.
# CAO 2016
Want to know the CAO points? We'll have them here from 6am
Every course, every third-level institution: we have you covered.
# Student Life
10 key differences between college in Ireland and college in America
The movies lied to us.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you be happy for a student to rent your spare room?
Given the scale of the rental crisis being seen in Ireland, USI is requesting that people make their homes available to students.
# Black spot
The goals will come - our favourite hurling scores of 2015
A few of the most memorable hurling moments of the year.
# Competition
Connacht players fighting for points in Lam's defensive scoring system
‘Rugby is a team game, so everything is about having a shape and everyone being on the same page.’
# off the tee
'It’s about staying in the moment' - Ireland's Sexton on place-kicking success
This extract from the new book ‘Rugby Revealed’ sees the Leinster out-half offer his advice.
# First Round
Explainer: A beginner’s guide on how to accept your CAO offer
Here’s what to do next…
# take the points
Madigan's place-kicking deciding games for O'Connor's Leinster
The centre’s goal-kicking guided Leinster to another Champions Cup win last weekend.
# benchmark
Four-try Ireland move into strong Six Nations position before England face France
Joe Schmidt’s men scored four tries in a hugely entertaining game at Murrayfield.
# loopholes
200,000 penalty points will now NOT be cancelled
It was thought that errors in updating the Road Traffic Act could have meant large numbers of points being written off.
# Abuse of Power
"Should the gardaí get discretion?": Ross rounds on 'bent' guards abusing the points system
“We should ask the really radical question — should the gardaí get discretion? If so many of them are abusing it – why should they have it?”
# CAO 2014
There's still time to apply for 'Available Places' through CAO
Do you know about this list of courses with places still available? Get on it…
# building confidence
Points hike for science, tech and construction courses
UCD architecture saw one of the biggest points increase, rising by 25 points to 490.
# CAO 2014
Here's how the CAO offer and acceptance system works
You’ll need to know this when the points are released today…
# Your Say
Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?
Further proposals for a revamp of the Leaving Certificate have been reported this morning.
# Star Of The Show
This is the exhibition of point-scoring Brian Hurley put on for Cork yesterday
The Castlehaven man struck some stunning points in Tralee.
# Back In The Game
Sinn Féin gain in the polls following collapse in Government support
The Millward Brown poll for the Sunday Independent sees a drop in support for Fine Gael and Labour.
# Super Scores
Wave The White Flag - 15 of the best hurling points in 2013
Joe Canning, Podge Collins, Kevin Moran, Patrick Horgan and Tony Kelly all hit super strikes this summer.
# Super Scores
Wave The White Flag – 15 of the best Gaelic football points in 2013
Michael Murphy, Stephen O’Neill, Sean Cavanagh, Andy Moran and Ger Brennan all struck brilliant points this year.
# White FLag
Here's the GAA's top 5 hurling points from the 2013 season
Kevin Moran, James Ryan, Patrick Horgan, Podge Collins and Domhnall O’Donovan are all in the mix.
# College places
Architecture and engineering points drop in second round CAO offers
More than 3,029 students receive offers in the CAO second round today.
# Leaving Cert
9 unforgettable moments from your Leaving Cert results
The results you leave behind. But the day stays with you forever.
# Squeaky Bum Time
Here's how every Leaving Cert student feels on results morning
Have mercy on their souls.
# Super Skills
Watch Stephen O'Neill's amazing points for Tyrone against Kildare
Mickey Harte reckoned his forward’s scores were worth the entry fee alone in Croke Park yesterday.
Column: Ireland’s educational system is the most unjust structure in our society today
The fundamental role the educational system plays today is determining a young person’s future life choices, so if there is to be equal opportunity, then we need to tackle equal access for all, writes Fr Peter McVerry.
# Penalty Points
Shatter: Allegations on penalty points concern only 'small minority' of cases
The justice minister says fewer than 300 alleged driving offences are being questioned, out of a total of almost 1.5 million.
# Penalty Points
Garda Commissioner: Investigation into penalty points cancellations will be 'rigorous'
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said there was “no question” that a culture of non-enforcement of penalties was being tolerated by the Gardaí.
# Sharpshooter
McFadden closes in on scoring glory
An All-Ireland senior football medal is not the only honour that the St Michael’s forward is chasing next Sunday.
# Attacking Stars
O'Dwyer leads the way in the U21 hurling scoring charts
The Tipperary forward is in pole position to land the accolade for contributions in front of goal.