Local students express joy after collecting Leaving Cert results

Nearly 59 thousand students across the country are finding out what they got in the Leaving Cert.

The results are available from schools or online – and are broadly in line with last year.

More students than ever are doing higher level subjects but there’s been an increase in people failing ordinary level maths.

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First-round college offers will be made on Thursday.

These students from Longford picked up their results at St Mel’s College earlier