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Junior And Leaving Cert Exams Begin Today

More than 124-thousand students from Wicklow and around the country begin their Leaving and Junior Cert exams today.

Over the next two to three weeks, more than 54-thousand will sit the Leaving Cert and almost 63-thousand will sit the Junior Cert.

English and CSPE are first up at junior cycle today, while Leaving Cert students will take English Paper 1 along with Home Economics.

Education Minister, Joe McHugh, says while the state exams are a big moment for young people, it's important to keep things in perspective

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