Leaving And Junior Cert Exams Get Underway Today

English papers are first up for both 3rd and 6th years.

The Leaving and Junior Cert get underway today.

Both sets of students will be preparing to sit English papers this morning, with Home Economics for Leaving cert, and English and Religion for Junior cert in the afternoon.

Exams will run until the 27th of this month, with the results set to be released on the 25th of August.

Mullingar Guidance Counsellor, Betty McLaughlin, has this advice for students facing their end-of-year tests:

The Minister for Education is assuring Leaving and Junior Cert students that 'they've done the work'.

135,000 students are sitting State exams this year.

Minister Norma Foley, had these words of encouragement for those heading into exams today:

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