Thousands Of Students Call For The Leaving Certificate To Be Cancelled
A proposal and petition have been put together which aims to replace the exams with an estimated grades system.
A similar approach is being taken by the regulator in the UK.
Winner of the BT Young Scientist Exhibition, and 6th year student at Skerries Community College in Dublin, Adam Kelly, says there needs to be clarity on when schools will reopen:
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LISTEN BACK: Corkman Adrian is stuck in the Philippines. He chats to Neil to express his frustration at the Irish Embassy
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Premier League restart date to be pushed back today
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LISTEN BACK: Corkman John McLoughlin speaks to Neil about conditions in Vietnam where Irish people are being kept in camp-like buildings
John McLoughlin is a Corkman living in Vietnam
GDP could decline by 8.3%
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Calls for suspension of commercial rates
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LISTEN BACK: Dave Whelan from 1st Choice Property chats to Neil as he has provided a number of apartments free of charge for frontline staff in Cork
Dave Whelan from 1st Choice Property chats to Neil.
AIB says the Irish service sector has collapsed
AIB says the Irish service sector has "collapsed" in the past month, with an unprecedented drop in business activity.
US approves first antibody test kits for coronavirus
Last night the US Food and Drug Administration approved the first antibody test kits for the virus.
National Public Health Emergency Team to consider extending restrictions
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Unemployment rate could reach 25%
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