Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD today congratulated students as they received their Leaving Certificate exam results.
Almost 62,000 Leaving Cert students will be able to access their results online from 10am this morning.
CAO offers for college places are due to issue on Wednesday.
Speaking today, Minister Harris said: “I want to congratulate every Leaving Cert student who has made it this far. I truly hope the news they received today is what they were hoping for.
“This cohort of students has faced many challenges over the past few years but, with the support of their teachers and parents, they have now reached this significant milestone in their life. It’s a wonderful achievement and they should take this time to enjoy what is an incredibly special moment.
“In advance of the CAO offers being issued next week, I would also like to remind students that there are so many pathways out there towards their chosen studies and dream career.
“If they do not receive offers for one of their preferred courses do not give up – please know that there other routes available.
“There are plenty of courses which can get you where you want to go, be it through PLC and Further Education courses, apprenticeships or the recently announced unified tertiary courses in which students will be able to enroll in one of 23 new degree courses outside of the CAO points race across a wide range of sectors – for the first time ever.
“For each student today there is so much to be excited about as a new chapter of their life begins.
“Remember that education is a lifelong journey, one which can constantly improve your knowledge and skills and, ultimately, help you achieve your full potential.”
For information on all the different higher education, further education and apprenticeship opportunities go here. Details on the new unified tertiary courses can be found here.