Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education, Thomas Byrne TD, has extended his congratulations to the nearly 60,000 students who received their Junior Certificate results today.

Deputy Byrne commented, “While we can sometimes place too much emphasis on terminal exam results, today is still a milestone for the students who receive their results today. They should be congratulated on their three years of hard work which led to today’s announcement.”

“Táim an-shásta go raibh ardú láidir sa mhéid ghráid A sa Ghaeilge. Is léir dom go bhfuil níos mó suime sa teanga i measc na n-óg, agus mar gheall, tá mé dóchasach faoi thodhcaí na Gaeilge,”

“The Junior Cycle is a great way of preparing students for the next chapter of their education. Students should take time to enjoy their results responsibly today, but not focus too much on them as no set of exams can ever measure the true value and worth of a person,” added Byrne.

“This year’s results are historic in the sense that this will be the last set of results for those undertaking the type-writing syllabus. This truly shows us how Ireland has changed in the past 15 years, and how modern technology has informed our education system.”

“Special congratulations and well done are owed to the teachers and parents who supported students over the past year as they prepared for their exams,” concluded Byrne.