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Reports: Irish Could Be Dropped As Compulsory Subject For Leaving Cert

Reports: Irish Could Be Dropped As Compulsory Subject For Leaving Cert

Yesterday, news struck that students may no longer have to study Irish at Leaving Certificate level anymore.

Mixed feelings were expressed regarding Irish as a compulsory Leaving Cert subject during a National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) review. The NCCA review regards a number of issues facing the Leaving Cert cycle, including changes to transition year and allowing more flexibility in senior cycle.

However, it was the news that Irish could be optional that sent tremors throughout the island. Incandescent rage was evident, however, there were admissions that the issue with Irish in school is how it's taught, rather than the language itself. There was also an excuse for several outlets to utilise images of Peig Sayers, inducing flashbacks of pain and misery for many.

Here's some of the reaction to the news:

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Sean Meehan

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