Errors in Leaving Cert calculated grades system
Approximately 10% of this year's 61,000 Leaving Cert students can expect to see their grades change after errors were discovered in the calculated grades system.
The problem came to light when Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, told the Dáil of two errors detected by the Department of Education. He added that Minister for Education Norma Foley would make a comprehensive statement on the matter later.
The Taoiseach has told the Dáil the priority is to first inform students who may have grades changed as a result of the error.
A number of students and a school's board of management have issued legal proceedings challenging the 2020 Leaving Cert calculated grade system.
A High Court judge has said one sample case will be heard next month if legal teams agree which one should be the lead case.
Responding to a query by Labour Leader Alan Kelly the Taoiseach told the Dáil the issue regarding the Leaving Cert results was "technical" and related to "coding".
He added it will result in "upgrades for quite a number of students".