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# sec - Friday 4 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 4th 2019, 6:00 AM 42,867 Views 20 Comments

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
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

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

Sep 18th 2019, 9:23 AM 13,683 Views 13 Comments

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
# Cheat Shot
# Cheat Shot

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

Aug 14th 2019, 5:45 PM 72,372 Views 27 Comments

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
# Shortage
# Shortage

'Urgent appeal' for Junior and Leaving Cert exam markers

May 25th 2019, 10:32 AM 34,073 Views 48 Comments

It’s less two weeks until examinations begin.

# sec - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Over 5,000 students appealed their Leaving Cert results - five got their results downgraded
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Over 5,000 students appealed their Leaving Cert results - five got their results downgraded

Oct 10th 2018, 6:10 AM 23,787 Views 29 Comments

Over 1,400 got upgraded.

# sec - Sunday 30 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 30th 2018, 9:30 AM 22,633 Views 18 Comments

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
# Rebecca Carter

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

Sep 28th 2018, 5:49 PM 38,228 Views 60 Comments

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
# Fyre
# Fyre

Organisers of disastrous Fyre Festival settle €24 million fraud case

Jul 24th 2018, 9:18 PM 36,825 Views 12 Comments

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
# Fingers Crossed
# Fingers Crossed

The Leaving Cert appeal results are out this morning

Oct 12th 2016, 6:00 AM 12,478 Views 0 Comments

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
# Does Not Compute
# Does Not Compute

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

Oct 28th 2015, 11:45 AM 9,389 Views 20 Comments

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...
# Fingers Crossed
# Fingers Crossed

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

Oct 7th 2015, 7:52 AM 21,797 Views 25 Comments

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 Big Day
# The Big Day

In numbers: The Leaving Cert results

Aug 12th 2015, 6:00 AM 35,760 Views 24 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

In numbers: The Leaving and Junior Certificate exams

Jun 7th 2014, 9:45 AM 11,015 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Phil Mickelson investigated for insider trading by the FBI - reports

May 31st 2014, 11:40 AM 15,958 Views 0 Comments

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
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

Spelling, grammar and punctuation are problems for Irish students

Apr 4th 2014, 12:01 PM 14,980 Views 109 Comments

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
# London Whale
# London Whale

JP Morgan Chase admits wrongdoing and is fined $920 million

Sep 19th 2013, 9:45 PM 7,764 Views 12 Comments

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
# Mistakes Were Made
# Mistakes Were Made

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

Aug 19th 2013, 6:55 AM 9,200 Views 18 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Clerys, credit unions and clashes: The week in numbers

Aug 17th 2013, 7:30 PM 5,814 Views 1 Comment

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
# Oops
# Oops

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

Aug 14th 2013, 7:15 AM 19,888 Views 15 Comments

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"
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

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

Aug 12th 2013, 8:17 PM 8,490 Views 29 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 13th 2013, 6:00 PM 17,921 Views 4 Comments

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
# Underemployed
# Underemployed

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

Jun 9th 2013, 8:00 AM 13,510 Views 69 Comments

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
# Results Night
# Results Night

Almost 59,000 teens to receive Junior Cert results today

Sep 12th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,290 Views 15 Comments

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

# sec - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Billionaire George Soros invests in Man United
# Cash Splash
From The42
# Cash Splash

Billionaire George Soros invests in Man United

Aug 21st 2012, 9:19 AM 1,389 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Results Day
# Results Day

2012 Leaving Cert results 'broadly similar to previous years'

Aug 15th 2012, 6:01 AM 13,600 Views 11 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 27th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,778 Views 75 Comments

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

# sec - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

# sec - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Exam board to address Leaving Cert 'predictability'
# Education
# Education

Exam board to address Leaving Cert 'predictability'

Dec 22nd 2011, 9:00 AM 5,527 Views 12 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 14th 2011, 8:30 PM 15 Views 8 Comments

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
# Tim Cook
# Tim Cook

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

Aug 30th 2011, 4:45 PM 642 Views 5 Comments

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
# Insider Trading
# Insider Trading

US markets watchdog investigating alleged insider trading at S&P

Aug 12th 2011, 2:49 PM 352 Views 4 Comments

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
# Google
# Google

US authorities checked Google's overseas earnings: report

Mar 22nd 2011, 8:50 AM 475 Views 0 Comments

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.