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independent - 28 days ago

News headlines today: Lockdown may ease for summer but pubs must wait, and new law to ban lobbying for Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert students will not get their results if their parents or others lobby teachers in the hope of influencing the marks they award for the accredited grades process. Canvassing will be officially prohibited under proposed legislation Education Minister Norma Foley is bringing before Cabinet tomorrow for approval. Meanwhile, “significant but slow” easing of the Covid-19 lockdown is set to happen over the coming two months, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has said. Mr Donnelly said Ireland was ahead of even the most optimistic scenarios for the decline in Covid-19 case numbers.


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