Tipperary students collect Leaving Cert results

Students across the Premier County have been calling to their schools today to collect their long awaited Leaving Cert results.

In all 57 thousand pupils are getting their results today.

Pupils in Tipperary and across the country have been calling to their schools since 9am to see how they fared.

Those wishing to check their results online had to wait until midday.

Despite a drop in those taking the exam compared to last year – there’s been an increase in those taking higher level papers.

Tipp FM’s Trudy Waters has been chatting to some Tipp students.

Justin McGree is a Guidance Counsellor at the Patrician Presentation in Fethard

He is also Vice President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors.

Speaking on Tipp Today earlier he said it’s naturally a very difficult time for all involved and parents need to understand this.

The results show around 1 in 10 students doing ordinary level maths failed the exam.

Education Minister Richard Bruton says he isn’t particularly concerned about the figures:

Tipperary parents are being reminded to discuss exam celebration plans with their children today.

As Leaving cert students across the Premier collect their results they’re being asked to be aware of the dangers of binge drinking.

Drinkaware Interim CEO, Miriam Taber, wants everyone who will be celebrating to stay safe.

She has the following advice students for celebrating their Leaving Cert results: