Cabinet ministers set to approve alternative plan for Leaving Cert

Cabinet ministers are set to approve an alternative plan for the Leaving Cert exams this morning.

It's understood the examinations will be cancelled and replaced with a system of predictive grades.

It's expected an official announcement will be made this afternoon.

Labour's education spokesman, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, is raising concerns about the legality of predictive grading: