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# sec - Friday 4 October, 2019

64,300 Junior Cert students get their results today - here's how they got on

Nineteen students secured 11 higher/common-level A grades and distinctions this year.

# sec - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Almost 3,000 Leaving Cert exam results upgraded during this year's appeals process

Appeal applications were made by 9,049 candidates against 16,965 individual results.

# sec - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

71 students not given Leaving Cert results over fears they cheated in exams

Those suspected of cheating represent a tiny proportion of the 57,000 students who sat the exams this year.

# sec - Saturday 25 May, 2019

'Urgent appeal' for Junior and Leaving Cert exam markers

It’s less two weeks until examinations begin.

# sec - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

# sec - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Elon Musk and Tesla fined €34.4 million, Musk to step down as chairman over fraud charges

The controversial founder of the electric car manufacturer will remain as chief executive however.

# sec - Friday 28 September, 2018

Student, who won High Court case to have her Leaving Cert appeal sped up, accepts place in UCD

Rebecca Carter won her court case against the State Examinations Commission on Wednesday and received an official offer of her college place earlier today.

# sec - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Organisers of disastrous Fyre Festival settle €24 million fraud case

Hundreds of partygoers headed to the Bahamas, some paying more than $100,000 each.

# sec - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

The Leaving Cert appeal results are out this morning

Honours English and Biology were easily the most appealed subjects in 2016.

# sec - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

IBM under the spotlight of US authorities for 'certain transactions' in Ireland

The company revealed the probe in its latest filings.

# sec - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

The appeal results for this year's Leaving Cert are out...

If you tried to up a grade or two you’ll find out this morning how you got on.

# sec - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

In numbers: The Leaving Cert results

The hard work is over, now it’s time to find out how everyone did.

# sec - Saturday 7 June, 2014

In numbers: The Leaving and Junior Certificate exams

How many A4 pages will be used? How many people set the tests? How many subjects are being examined? SO MANY QUESTIONS.

# sec - Saturday 31 May, 2014

From The42 Phil Mickelson investigated for insider trading by the FBI - reports Trading Places

Phil Mickelson investigated for insider trading by the FBI - reports

The golfer and a professional gambler are also being probed by the SEC.

# sec - Friday 4 April, 2014

Spelling, grammar and punctuation are problems for Irish students

A report from the SEC also found that Shakespeare’s Macbeth is still the most popular text among Higher Level English students.

# sec - Thursday 19 September, 2013

JP Morgan Chase admits wrongdoing and is fined $920 million

The firm were found guilty of “breaking a cardinal rule of corporate governance”.

# sec - Monday 19 August, 2013

Exam body blames 'human error' for mistakes in Leaving and Junior Cert

Staff changes at the State Examinations Commission contributed to errors in the Leaving Certificate Maths and Junior Certificate CSPE papers.

# sec - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Clerys, credit unions and clashes: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people have visited the church in Spain with the botched fresco of Jesus?

# sec - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Here's what happened with THAT error in the Leaving Cert Maths paper

The State Examinations Commission said today that approximately 4 per cent of candidates had been impacted by the error.

# sec - Monday 12 August, 2013

Report for Quinn on Leaving Cert Maths paper errors "nearing completion"

The minister had ordered that the SEC take the errors into account when marking the exam. Results are due out on Wednesday.

# sec - Thursday 13 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge Lady Gaga and horse burgers: Junior and Leaving Cert examiners having the craic School Daze

Lady Gaga and horse burgers: Junior and Leaving Cert examiners having the craic

Lady Gaga on the business paper, horse burgers in the French exam. Gas Al

# sec - Sunday 9 June, 2013

More than 1,000 retired teachers back for State exam jobs

Following a promise to prioritise their applications, 250 unemployed and substitute teachers have been hired by the States Examinations Commission.

# sec - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Almost 59,000 teens to receive Junior Cert results today

There are thousands of nervous households this morning as students get graded on their first State exams.

# sec - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

From The42 Billionaire George Soros invests in Man United Cash Splash

Billionaire George Soros invests in Man United

Soros’s stake of 3.1 million Class A shares is worth 1.9% of the Premier League giants.

# sec - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

2012 Leaving Cert results 'broadly similar to previous years'

More students took higher level Maths this year, looking to nab some bonus points which will drive up college requirements.

# sec - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Column: Why the Leaving Cert is broken… by someone who just took it

Patrick Kelleher, who finished his exams last week, explains why the system needs a complete overhaul.

# sec - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# sec - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Exam board to address Leaving Cert 'predictability'

A report published by the Department of Education today was critical of “rote learning” and highlighted the common practice of memorising pre-packaged answers.

# sec - Monday 14 November, 2011

Column: Whistleblowers in banking are doing the right thing - but not for themselves

Former trader Nick Leeson finds that those who try to expose problems in the banking sector and would be heroes anywhere else are made pariahs in their world.

# sec - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Apple wants Tim Cook to stay on as CEO until at least 2021

It looks like Apple want to make sure Tim Cooks stays around until at least 2021 – offering him golden handcuffs currently worth $389m.

# sec - Friday 12 August, 2011

US markets watchdog investigating alleged insider trading at S&P

The Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly asking Standard & Poor’s to account for anyone who knew about the US downgrade.

# sec - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

US authorities checked Google's overseas earnings: report

Bloomberg says that US federal authorities have questioned the internet company about its overseas tax bills after it cut some $3.1bn from its US bill over three years.