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Loreto, Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 earlier

This morning.

This year’s Leaving Certificate examinations are under way at schools throughout the country with students tackling English Paper 1.


This year’s 61,000 candidates were given a choice between exams or accredited grades, or both. The majority have opted for permutations involving both.

Where they sit an exam and receive an accredited grade they will be awarded whichever result is the higher out of both processes.

The exams begin this morning

Overall, 90% of candidates have registered to sit at least one exam – with the remainder opting for accredited grades only. Just under two-thirds intend sitting exams in five or more subjects.

90% of students intend to sit at least one exam as Leaving Cert begins (RTÉ)


View of Rathgar, Dublin 6, from a drone; The Rubberbandits avatar

As research for a podcast, Blindboy, of The Rubberbandits, tweeted a few questions to his followers.

He asked:

“…how many of ye are moving out of Dublin? Not because ye can’t find work. But because it’s too expensive. And where are ye moving?”

They’re answering in their droves…






Earlier: ‘The Apartment Is Shared With Seven Friendly People’

Pic: Aerial.ie

Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 12.25.50

RTÉ’s Managing Director of News and Current Affairs, Kevin Bakhurst

RTÉ reports:

RTÉ has confirmed that Kevin Bakhurst, the managing director of the news and current affairs division, is to leave the organisation in October.

He will take up a position as Content Group Director for Ofcom, the communications regulator in the UK.

Mr Bakhurst joined RTÉ four years ago as managing director of the news and current affairs division, and was later appointed Deputy Director-General.

Kevin Bakhurst set to leave RTÉ in October (RTE)