LIMERICK STUDENT LATE FOR HIS LEAVING CERT GETS GARDA ESCORT
Students are tackling the second day of State Exams.
Almost 119,000 pupils are taking the Leaving and Junior Cert papers at around 5,000 exam centres across the country.
A Limerick student had a garda escort to get to his exam hall yesterday morning when he missed his bus and his taxi got stuck in traffic.
Ian Fitzhenry says gardai were flagged to give him an escort.
“Taxi driver just turned to me and he said don’t suppose the garda would give us an escort in, and he tried anyway, and the guard say yeah that’ll be fine” he said.
“And we came into Raheen, the garda turned on the lights and took us the whole way through to Scoil Carmel”.
“There was a good few heads and cars turning, didn’t know what was happening”.
“It was kind of weird – and then when I got into the exam, I was like ‘did that really just happen?'”.
“Got straight in, had to find my seat and then start the exam straight away” he added.