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Last year
# Junior Cert
Delayed Junior Cert results to be issued on Wednesday 23 November
The resutls are typically released in October.
# Leaving Cert
Close to 19,000 individual Leaving Cert results appealed this year, with more than 20% upheld
3,769 individual results were upgraded, meaning more than 20% of the appeals were successful.
# Exams
Delay in issuing Leaving Cert results 'will cause huge levels of additional stress and worry'
The Leaving Cert exam results will be issued on 2 September.
Leaving Cert students won't lose marks because of error in Irish language Maths paper
The State Examinations Commission said that the error will be taken into account during marking.
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# Results are In
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.
# Leaving Cert
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.
# cheat shot
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.
# shortage
'Urgent appeal' for Junior and Leaving Cert exam markers
It’s less two weeks until examinations begin.
# Leaving Cert
Over 5,000 students appealed their Leaving Cert results - five got their results downgraded
Over 1,400 got upgraded.
# Ouch
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.
# rebecca carter
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.
# Fyre
Organisers of disastrous Fyre Festival settle €24 million fraud case
Hundreds of partygoers headed to the Bahamas, some paying more than $100,000 each.
# Fingers crossed
The Leaving Cert appeal results are out this morning
Honours English and Biology were easily the most appealed subjects in 2016.
# does not compute
IBM under the spotlight of US authorities for 'certain transactions' in Ireland
The company revealed the probe in its latest filings.
# Fingers crossed
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.
# The big day
In numbers: The Leaving Cert results
The hard work is over, now it’s time to find out how everyone did.
# Prime Numbers
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.
# 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.
# Leaving Certificate
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.
# london whale
JP Morgan Chase admits wrongdoing and is fined $920 million
The firm were found guilty of “breaking a cardinal rule of corporate governance”.
# mistakes were made
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.
# Prime Numbers
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?
# Oops
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.
# Leaving Cert
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.
# 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
# Underemployed
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.
# Results Night
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.
# 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.
# Results Day
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.
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.
# Education
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.
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.
# Tim Cook
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.
# Insider Trading
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.
# Google
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.