Education Minister Reassures Clare Leaving And Junior Cert Students As State Exams Begin

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The Minister for Education is assuring Clare Leaving and Junior cert students that ‘they’ve done the work’.

They’re among the 135-thousand students sitting State exams this year.

Both Junior and Leaving Certs will sit English papers this morning.


Minister Norma Foley has wished them well this morning, saying “they have done the work and now is the opportunity to showcase the work.

“I want them to know they have been mentored, minded and guided by school staff right up to this point and that will continue. So, if they are having any issues or difficulties, do reach out to the staff.

“I always feel when a student in a household is taking an exam, the whole household is taking the exam, so I want to acknowledge the support that comes from families, parents, guardians and siblings as well.

“It’s a great achievement to have got to this point in your education. Do the best you can, give it your all and I always say to my own students, all will be well, everything does work out in the end.”