Student feels ‘hopeless’ after having six Leaving Cert marks downgraded
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Student feels ‘hopeless’ after having six Leaving Cert marks downgraded

A Leaving Cert student who had six of her marks downgraded through the calculated grades process has said she feels “lost and hopeless”.A breakdown of calculated grades figures, published earlier this week, showed that almost 100 Leaving Cert students had six or more of their teachers’ estimated grades lowered under the Department of Education’s system.Victoria…
Google tells workers to return to country where they are employed
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Google tells workers to return to country where they are employed

Alphabet has advised workers company wide to return to the country where they are employed by the end of the year, according to a person familiar with the matter.In Ireland, Google’s European headquarters, many technology employees who temporarily left the country during the worst of the pandemic “have been asked to return by year end,…
Covid-19: Ireland faces ‘critical two weeks’ in fight against virus, Minister says
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Covid-19: Ireland faces ‘critical two weeks’ in fight against virus, Minister says

Fears over increased Covid-19 restrictions for other urban and localised areas are growing after the Government imposed Level 3 restrictions on colleges, which will see most tuition move online.While third-level institutions will remain open during the move lasting up to three weeks, all lectures and most tutorials are expected to migrate online. Students will be…
Legislation to impose strict carbon-emission limits to be in place by Christmas
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Legislation to impose strict carbon-emission limits to be in place by Christmas

Legislation to impose strict five-yearly carbon-emission limits on transport, agriculture, energy suppliers and business will be in place by Christmas and in operation from next year, following an agreement among Ministers, it has emerged.The Cabinet this week approved the heads of the Climate Action (Amendment) Bill which will have far-reaching consequences on the operation of…
Dr Anthony Fauci tells Late Late Show he and Trump get on well despite Covid-19 tensions
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Dr Anthony Fauci tells Late Late Show he and Trump get on well despite Covid-19 tensions

America’s most prominent scientist in combating Covid-19, Dr Anthony Fauci, has said he enjoys a good personal relationship with President Donald Trump despite well-aired tensions between the two throughout the pandemic. Dr Fauci refused to comment on Mr Trump’s recent self-approval of his handling of the crisis in which he awarded himself an A+, but…
Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, CNN reports
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Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, CNN reports

President Donald Trump intends to nominate conservative federal appeals court judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the US Supreme Court following the death of justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, CNN reported on Friday, citing Republican sources.Mr Trump has said he would announce on Saturday his choice to replace Ginsburg, the liberal judge who…