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Clever students and the not so clever Pub

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 13/08/2014. Clever students and the not so clever PubTags: Parenting

A Dublin student got a staggering nine A1s all at higher level at this year's Leaving Certificate exams while disability rights campaigner Joanne O'Riordan is on her way to UCC.

Student Conor Gallagher, of St Michael’s College in Dublin, achieved the highest results in this years Leaving Cert result with a nine A1s all in higher papers. He told the Irish Times “I was happy with how I did following the exams but nothing could have prepared me for this,” said Mr Gallagher after receiving his results this morning.The 18 year old plans to study business and law at UCD, Dublin.

Disability rights campaigner Joanne O'Riordan (17) is on her way to UCC after securing enough points for a ‘criminology’ degree. O’Riordan from Co. Cork, who was born without limbs in an extremely rare physical disability called Total Amelia, has received a €10,000 scholarship to attend college. She told the Irish Times on why she chose criminology: “I like the idea of trying to get into a criminal’s mind and hopefully try to understand them and why they commit the crimes they commit.”

On the not so clever side, a Cork bar has been slammed for advertising early drinking in an ‘accidental’ tweet. A bar in Cork had to apologise after sending a tweet congratulating students and to remind about their early opening hours. The bar later removed the tweet, highlighting the problem with alcohol and the notorious Leaving Cert parties.


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