FF meeting hears calls for traditional Leaving Cert to be scrapped


Last night's Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meeting heard calls for this summer's Leaving Cert to be scrapped.

Some TDs and Senators argued the exams should be replaced with predictive grades once again.

Schools are closed for the rest of the month, but Education Minister and Fianna Fáil TD Norma Foley says the written Leaving Cert will go ahead in June.

Senator Timmy Dooley is one of the party members who argued against that approach last night - he says students need a decision now.