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Billy Ryle: As CAO Deadlines Approach, College Hopefuls Must Stay Focussed

Billy Ryle: As CAO Deadlines Approach, College Hopefuls Must Stay Focussed

January 13, 2021 at 11:02 am 0 comments

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says it’s remote learning until 1st February, but CAO applicants must keep a close eye on important deadlines… As if to show its contempt for deadlines and the emotional health of young people, the coronavirus is back at with a virulent strain. Just when students most […]

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Billy Ryle: Students Deserve Answers After Coding Error Fiasco

Billy Ryle: Students Deserve Answers After Coding Error Fiasco

October 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says the 17% of Leaving Cert candidates, about 10,000 young people, whose teachers’ calculated results were downgraded by an error-strewn Canadian algorithm are entitled to ask why… There was considerable disappointment when CAO Round Four offers were published on Thursday morning as only 485 applicants from a total […]

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Billy Ryle: The Department Must Do The Right Thing By Mentally Exhausted Students

Billy Ryle: The Department Must Do The Right Thing By Mentally Exhausted Students

October 1, 2020 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle gives no marks to the Department of Education in the calculated grades blunder reported yesterday… The Leaving Cert calculated grades process has been a comedy of errors by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) and an emotional roller coaster for exam candidates. The first mistake, in a […]

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Billy Ryle: CAO Offers Will Be Plentiful For Kerry Students

Billy Ryle: CAO Offers Will Be Plentiful For Kerry Students

September 7, 2020 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says excellent Leaving Cert results in Kerry will ensure CAO offers will be plentiful on Friday… After six very difficult months of emotional turmoil, at long last, 60,419 Leaving Cert candidates (57,569 Traditional Leaving Cert and 2,850 Leaving Cert Applied) awoke on a day when they […]

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OPINION: Class Of 2020 Have Endured More Angst Than Any In Leaving Cert History

OPINION: Class Of 2020 Have Endured More Angst Than Any In Leaving Cert History

September 2, 2020 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says if any Leaving Cert cohort ever deserved success, the Class of 2020 most certainly does… The long wait for 61,000 Leaving Cert candidates finally comes to an end on Monday, when the results of the calculated grades process will be published. Leaving Cert results will be […]

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OPINION: If Irish Results Are ‘Standardised’ Like In Britain, There’ll Be Hell To Pay

OPINION: If Irish Results Are ‘Standardised’ Like In Britain, There’ll Be Hell To Pay

August 18, 2020 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

After the embarrassing British U-turn on grades, Billy Ryle says the Leaving Cert results need to be published as soon as possible… What a fine mess they’ve made of it! It would be laughable if it hadn’t such serious consequences for emotionally drained candidates. Despite assurances that standardisation, moderation and […]

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Billy Ryle: Students Have The Right To Appeal Calculated Grades

Billy Ryle: Students Have The Right To Appeal Calculated Grades

August 10, 2020 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says Leaving Cert candidates have a civil right to appeal calculated grades… Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), Scotland’s exams’ authority, released the results of the Scottish Highers on August 4. The A Level results for England, Wales and Northern Ireland will follow on August 13, while the Irish Leaving […]

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Billy Ryle: The Leaving Results Could And Should Still Be Delivered By Mid-August

Billy Ryle: The Leaving Results Could And Should Still Be Delivered By Mid-August

July 18, 2020 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance counsellor, Billy Ryle, says the decision to delay the Leaving Cert results until September 7 must be revisited as a matter of urgency… The decision not to publish the Leaving Cert results until 7th September adds the final insult to the many injuries already inflicted on 61,000 young people […]

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Billy Ryle: What Lies Ahead In A Post-COVID World Of Employment

Billy Ryle: What Lies Ahead In A Post-COVID World Of Employment

June 25, 2020 at 8:59 am Comments are Disabled

With less than a week to go until the CAO online change of course facility ends, Billy Ryle looks at what lies ahead for college applicants in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic… The Coronavirus pandemic is a game changer for those using the CAO online change of mind facility […]

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Billy Ryle: At Long Last, Clarity For Leaving Cert Students

Billy Ryle: At Long Last, Clarity For Leaving Cert Students

May 9, 2020 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

Leaving Cert exam candidates can opt for ‘calculated grades’ or sit ‘a postponed exam later in the year’ as Billy Ryle explains… After a commendable, but unsuccessful, effort to provide a Leaving Cert exam for 59,000 candidates from 29th July, Minister Joe McHugh has finally conceded that it won’t be […]

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Billy Ryle: All’s Well That Ends Well, But The Minister Messed Up

Billy Ryle: All’s Well That Ends Well, But The Minister Messed Up

April 30, 2020 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says it was a case of relief at last for Junior Cert candidates as Minister McHugh abandoned his plan for token September exams… Clarity has finally emerged for the 63,000 anxious Junior Cert candidates, who were in limbo since the official Junior Cert exam was cancelled on Good […]

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Billy Ryle: Kerry Schools Should Opt Out Of Token Junior Cert Exam

Billy Ryle: Kerry Schools Should Opt Out Of Token Junior Cert Exam

April 23, 2020 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says Minister McHugh should abort the doomed Junior Cert substitute exam this year…. The powers that be in the Department of Education and Skills must immediately step up to the plate and take note of the negative impact that the current uncertainty is having on the […]

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Billy Ryle: Postponing The Leaving Cert Was The Right Decision

Billy Ryle: Postponing The Leaving Cert Was The Right Decision

April 11, 2020 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says the best decision in adverse circumstances was to postpone the Leaving Cert and cancel the Junior Cert… In a press conference on Good Friday afternoon, State exam candidates were provided with as much certainty about the exams as these exceptional times allow. Minister McHugh said that the […]

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Billy Ryle: It’s Time For A Decision On The State Exams

Billy Ryle: It’s Time For A Decision On The State Exams

April 8, 2020 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

It’s time to decide whether to go ahead or to postpone, but not to cancel the State Exams says Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle… To be or not to be? That is the question being asked by over 125,000 anxious and stressed Leaving Cert (LC), Leaving Cert Applied (LCA) and Junior […]

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Billy Ryle: Students Should Activate A Study Plan Immediately

Billy Ryle: Students Should Activate A Study Plan Immediately

March 18, 2020 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

As calls are made to postpone the Leaving Cert exams until the autumn, Guidance Counsellor, Billy Ryle says working at home presents new challenges but students have the resources to meet them headlong… In normal times, young people look forward to school holidays so that they can enjoy the freedom […]

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Billy Ryle: CAO Deadline Draws Near For Kerry’s Third Level College Applicants

Billy Ryle: CAO Deadline Draws Near For Kerry’s Third Level College Applicants

January 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor, Billy Ryle, looks at an important few weeks ahead for prospective third level students… With CAO applications season in full swing during January, it’s shaping up to be a very promising year for the 80,000 plus applicants seeking a third level college course. There should be more than […]

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Billy Ryle: The Next Steps After Receiving Junior Cert Results

Billy Ryle: The Next Steps After Receiving Junior Cert Results

October 4, 2019 at 5:36 pm Comments are Disabled

Career Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says students are entitled to celebrate their Junior Cert results, but they also have some decisions to make about their Leaving Cert choices… After an interminable three-week delay, Junior Cert exam results were finally issued by the State Examinations Commission (SEC) on Friday morning to […]

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Billy Ryle: Kerry’s Students Excelled But The Cost Of Going To Third Level Looms

Billy Ryle: Kerry’s Students Excelled But The Cost Of Going To Third Level Looms

August 16, 2019 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle looks at the CAO Round One of college offers and how the cost of going to third level in Dublin can be restrictive for Kerry applicants.. The insensitive and ill-timed bluster from Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor to college students to use their Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant […]

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Billy Ryle: CAO ‘Change Of Mind’ Deadline Is Approaching

June 26, 2019 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

Third level college applicants have until Monday, 1st July to submit a CAO ‘Change of Mind’. Billy Ryle looks at what this entails for students… CHANGE OF MIND With the State Exams concluding, the thoughts of exhausted candidates are no doubt turning to holidays, summer jobs and travel. But there […]

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Billy Ryle with MC for the evening Kerry O'Shea and former editor of The Kerryman Declan Malone who launched Billy's book, 'Christian Brotherly Love' at Tralee Library on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Billy’s Book Launched At Tralee Library

June 14, 2019 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a large turnout for the launch of a new book by a local author in Tralee Library on Wednesday night. Launched by former editor of The Kerryman, Declan Malone, Billy Ryle’s new novel ‘Christian Brotherly Love’ is a fictional novel set in the 1950’s and 1960’s and is the […]

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New Book From Local Author To Be Launched Next Week

New Book From Local Author To Be Launched Next Week

June 5, 2019 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

FORMER Editor of The Kerryman, Declan Malone will launch Tralee native Billy Ryle’s new novel ‘Christian Brotherly Love’ at Kerry Library, Moyderwell, Tralee on Thursday,  June 13 at 7.30pm. This fictional novel set in the 1950’s and 1960’s introduces Barry Kyle, a member of a republican family, a talented Gaelic […]

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Billy Ryle: Advice In Final Week Of Preparations For State Exams

May 29, 2019 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

With just a week to go until the 2019 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams, Career Guidance Counsellor, Billy Ryle, offers some last minute advice on how to prepare… Exam Time The waiting is almost over for about 120,000 exam candidates as the State Exams get underway on Wednesday next, […]

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Billy To Help Recovery Haven And Remember Betty By Shaving Off His Beard

September 27, 2018 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

HE’S been beardy for as long as most can remember, but in late November Billy Ryle will let it “go wild” and then shave it off for a great cause. In doing so, he’ll also remember a friend who passed away recently. Guidance counsellor Billy from The Spa is joining […]

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Billy Ryle: Kerry CAO Applicants Do Exceptionally Well In Securing Places

August 20, 2018 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says 70% for Kerry students who sat the Leaving Cert will go on to Higher Education… Kerry’s CAO applicants  have done exceptionally well in Round One of college offers which went online at 6am on Monday morning. On a pro-rata population basis, Kerry’s CAO applicants are up there […]

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Billy Ryle: Make The Right Moves With Leaving Cert Results

August 14, 2018 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

The Leaving Certificate results are out tomorrow and guidance counsellor, Billy Ryle, has advice on what to do next… RESULTS The eagerly awaited Leaving Cert results are out on Wednesday. They will be available early in schools and online from 12noon at www.examinations.ie. The early indications are that Leaving Cert […]

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Billy Ryle: Students Have Until Sunday To Submit ‘Change Of Mind’ To CAO

June 28, 2018 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says the state exams are done and dusted so the thoughts of exhausted candidates are no doubt turning to holidays, summer jobs and travel. But there is still an important job to be done… The 80,000 plus applicants to the Central Applications Office (CAO) for a coveted college place […]

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Last Minute Tips As Students Make Final Preparations For The State Exams

May 30, 2018 at 12:58 pm Comments are Disabled

With the State exams just a week away, Billy Ryle gives some last minute tips for students… The county is basking in glorious sun shine so it must be exam time. In fact, the waiting is almost over for about 120,000 exam candidates – about 4,000 from Kerry – as […]

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Billy Makes Donation Of €1,000 To Fenit/Spa Youth Club

Billy Makes Donation Of €1,000 To Fenit/Spa Youth Club

February 2, 2018 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

LOCAL author and guidance counsellor, Billy Ryle, was as good as his word when he presented half the proceeds from the sale of his book to a local youth club. Billy’s book, ‘From Fenit Bathing Slip to the High Court’ was launched last May and he said any net profits […]

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GENEROUS DONATION TO THE ROCK CLUB: A cheque presentation was made to Tralee’s Austin Stack Juvenile Club at a training session in the Mercy Mounthawk Hall on Sunday last. Billy Ryle, Austin Stack club member and author of "From Fenit Bathing Slip to the High Court", gave a very generous donation of €1,000 from the book proceeds. The club is greatly appreciative of Billy's generosity in assisting the juvenile structure of The Rock Club. Sa phictiúr a ghlac Adrienne McLoughlin tá (cúl ó chlé): William Kirby (trainer), Tim McMahon (Juvenile Chairman), Billy Ryle (book author/club member), Jonathan Magnier (trainer); (tosach ó chlé) Billy Kirby, Finn McKenzie, Kyle O'Flaherty, Conor McCannon, Noah Diggin, Rocco McMahon, Jamie Quillinan. Slán beo leis an gCarraig!

Billy Donates Money From Book Sales To Austin Stacks Juvenile Club

January 30, 2018 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

SOME of the proceeds from a book by a local author were presented to Austin Stack Juvenile Club last Sunday. Billy Ryle wrote “From Fenit Bathing Slip to the High Court” which was launched last year. A cheque presentation was made to Tralee’s Austin Stack Juvenile Club at a training session in the […]

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Billy Ryle: Time To Prepare For The CAO Deadline

January 10, 2018 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says the CAO deadline is fast approaching for Kerry’s 2,750 third level college applicants, so students need to keep an eye on the timeline… The Central Applications Office (CAO) application season gets underway in earnest this month for about 82,000 applicants competing for about 48,000 coveted college places. […]

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