The top four things you need to know – Tuesday February 1st

Students will sit the traditional Leaving Cert this summer – with greater choice than usual.

Education Minister Norma Foley will bring this proposal to cabinet this morning.

Students had been calling for a combination of written exams and accredited grades – similar to the past two years.

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Government ministers will discuss a plan to financially compensate the victims of the Kerry mental health scandal today.

A review last week found 46 children were ‘significantly harmed’ after being prescribed inappropriate medication, in South Kerry CAMHS.

Many families intend taking High Court action – but the government wants to settle the issue away from the courts.

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Gardai believe an attack on a 17-year-old girl in Kilkenny yesterday may have been an attempted abduction.

The teenager was out walking in the Johnstown area at around 12 midday.

She was approached by a stranger, believed to be a man in his 40s, and assaulted.

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Up to 44,000 Irish people won’t be able to have unrestricted travel in the EU from today.

Vaccine certs now expire after nine months if you haven’t had a booster or additional dose.

The HSE says 480,000 people were fully vaccinated before last May, and about 44,000 haven’t had a third jab.


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