The Education Minister has asked cabinet to defer plans to hold English and Irish Paper One exams at the end of fifth year.
Teachers and students have welcomed the decision to delay parts of the Leaving Cert exams being held at the end of a pupil's fifth year.
From 2024, students were due to sit paper one of both English and Irish at the end of fifth year.
However, Education Minister Norma Foley has asked cabinet to defer it.
Tullamore's Michael Gillespie, is the General Secretary of the TUI says there were too many negatives to justify the move: