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Deaf Pupil with Down syndrome passes Leaving Cert          
08/16/2012 10:12 AM - General (share to everyone)

HE MAY not have secured eight A1s but Leaving Cert student Killian McDonnell who is profoundly deaf and has Down syndrome may have made history on opening his results yesterday.

His proud mother Teresa McDonnell believes her son is the first student with both disabilities to have passed the Leaving Cert. According to every inquiry we made . . . this is a first she said.

The Dubliner was delighted with himself on finding out the results of his Leaving Cert Applied at Ashbourne Community College yesterday Ms McDonnell said.

Read the full story by Genevieve Carberry of the Irish Times here

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