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Billy Ryle: A Welcome End To Uncertainty For Leaving Cert Candidates

Billy Ryle: A Welcome End To Uncertainty For Leaving Cert Candidates

April 18, 2024 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle on Minister Foley’s announcement yesterday which sees uncertainty end for Leaving Cert candidates as marking process and results date are revealed… The uncertainty about the marking of the 2024 Leaving Cert exams was ended on Wednesday morning when Minister Norma Foley announced that, once again this […]

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Billy Ryle: High Dropout Rate In College Is Cause For Concern

Billy Ryle: High Dropout Rate In College Is Cause For Concern

March 5, 2024 at 11:02 am 1 comment

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says the 15.5% dropout rate of 1st year students at 3rd level has alarm bells ringing loudly… The new Higher Education Authority (HEA) report, containing 2021/22 progression rates in higher education for 1st year students into 2nd year has set alarm bells ringing due to the […]

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Billy Ryle presented a financial gift from the proceeds of his book, “Donor Organ Transplants or Blind for the football,” to Vision Ireland, formerly National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) at Vision Ireland’s Kerry Office in Tralee. Included is Lisa Brown (Community Resource Worker, Vision Ireland) , Mairéad O'Mahony (Technology Trainer, Vision Ireland) and Billy Ryle.

Billy Makes Donation Of Proceeds Of Book Sales To Vision Ireland

January 25, 2024 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has donated the proceeds from the sales of his recent book to Vision Ireland, formerly National Council for the Blind of Ireland. Billy Ryle was diagnosed with Fuchs Dystrophy in 2020. Fuchs Dystrophy is a disease which causes fluid to build up in the clear layer (cornea) on the […]

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Billy Ryle: Keep A Close Eye On CAO Timeline As Deadline Approaches

Billy Ryle: Keep A Close Eye On CAO Timeline As Deadline Approaches

January 3, 2024 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says there are lots of CAO college places on offer in 2024 but keep a close eye on the timeline… PROMISING As a new year dawns with renewed hope and expectation, college applicants must focus on the CAO form as the deadline looms large. Indeed, 2024 is shaping […]

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Brid Hannify, Sheila Ryle, Billy Ryle, Senator Martin Conway and County Librarian Tommy O'Connor at the launch of Billy Ryle's book at Tralee Library on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Book By Billy Ryle Launched At Tralee Library

September 8, 2023 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

FRIENDS, family and well-wishers took shelter from the sweltering heat on Thursday evening to attend the launch of a new book by well known Tralee man Billy Ryle. Senator Martin Conway, the first visually impaired person to be elected to the Oireachtas was on hand to launch ‘Donor Organ Transplants […]

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Billy Ryle: Nearly 2,400 Students Applied To CAO From Kerry

Billy Ryle: Nearly 2,400 Students Applied To CAO From Kerry

August 30, 2023 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says extra places have stabilised the CAO points as Kerry’s applicants sweep the board in Round One of college offers… The excellent results achieved last week by Kerry’s 1,645 traditional Leaving Cert candidates saw them sweep the board in CAO Round One, when college offers were released at […]

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Councillor Jim Finucane, Mayor of Kerry was at hand to present Tim
Guiheen with the first copy of Billy Ryle’s new book, Donor Organ
Transplants or Blind for the football, at the Organ Donors Memorial
Tree in Tralee Town Park on Thursday last. The tree was commissioned
in 2014 by Tim’s wife, Mairéad Fernane, who died recently. Billy’s
book will be officially launched by Senator Martin Conway, the first
visually impaired person to be elected to the Oireachtas, at Kerry
Library, Moyderwell, Tralee on Thursday, 7th September 2023 at 7pm.
Net profit from the book in 2023 will be donated to the National
Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI).

L/r Mairéad O’Mahony (Technology Trainer, NCBI), Lisa Brown (Community
Resource Worker, NCBI), Councillor Jim Finucane (Mayor of Kerry), Tim
Guiheen, Billy Ryle (Book Author & Donor Organs Recipient) and Sheila
Finucane

Billy To Launch His New Book At Tralee Library

August 27, 2023 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW book by well known Tralee man Billy Ryle will be officially launched on Thursday, September 7 at 7pm in Tralee Library. Senator Martin Conway, the first visually impaired person to be elected to the Oireachtas, will launch ‘Donor Organ Transplants or Blind for the Football’ by the Guidance […]

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Billy Ryle: What Happens Now After A Day For Celebration For Leaving Cert Students

Billy Ryle: What Happens Now After A Day For Celebration For Leaving Cert Students

August 25, 2023 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says it’s a day for Kerry’s Leaving Certs to celebrate their superb results as Minister Foley delivers on her “no cliff edge” promise… The 2023 Leaving Cert cohort exhaled a collective sigh of relief today, Friday, 25th August, when the exam results were issued at 10am by the […]

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Billy Ryle: College Is Expensive So Apply To SUSI In Time

Billy Ryle: College Is Expensive So Apply To SUSI In Time

June 29, 2023 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says college is very costly so students are advised to apply to SUSI for college grants by the closing date of July 6th… It’s not easy to integrate into college life if you’re making a daily return commute from Kerry to Limerick or Cork. But that’s the only […]

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Billy Ryle: Advice As CAO Change Of Mind Deadline Approaches

Billy Ryle: Advice As CAO Change Of Mind Deadline Approaches

June 22, 2023 at 8:29 am Comments are Disabled

The closing date of July 1st for CAO applicants to register a change of course choices is fast approaching. Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle has some advice… The state exams conclude next Tuesday, 27th June and the thoughts of exhausted candidates are no doubt turning to holidays, travel or summer jobs. […]

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Billy Ryle: Last Minute Advice For State Exams Candidates

Billy Ryle: Last Minute Advice For State Exams Candidates

May 31, 2023 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle has some last minute advice for 2023 State Exams candidates to help them reap the rewards for all the hard work they’ve put in… The waiting is almost over for about 134,800 Leaving Cert and Junior Cycle students as the exams get under way next Wednesday, […]

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Billy Ryle: CAO Statistics Are Encouraging For College Applicants

Billy Ryle: CAO Statistics Are Encouraging For College Applicants

March 10, 2023 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says the interim statistics, released on Thursday by the CAO, are very encouraging for college applicants… Interim figures released yesterday by the Central Applications Office (CAO) suggest that the demand for CAO college places continues to level off. The data covers the period up to 1st […]

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Billy Ryle: Time For Students To Focus On CAO Forms

Billy Ryle: Time For Students To Focus On CAO Forms

January 9, 2023 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says 2023 promises to be a great year for CAO college applicants, but he urges students to keep an eye on the timeline… As a new year begins with renewed hope and expectation, college applicants must focus on the CAO form as the deadline looms large. […]

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Billy Ryle: Early Christmas Present For Junior Cycle Students

Billy Ryle: Early Christmas Present For Junior Cycle Students

November 23, 2022 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says Kerry’s Junior Cycle candidates delivered superb exam results which were issued today… RESULTS DAY After an interminable five-month delay, Junior Cycle exam results were finally issued by the State Examinations Commission (SEC) on Wednesday, 23rd November to 67,130 candidates nationwide, including 1,955 (964 female/991 male) from Kerry. […]

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Billy Ryle: At Last…Some Certainty About Junior Cycle Exam Results

Billy Ryle: At Last…Some Certainty About Junior Cycle Exam Results

October 19, 2022 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says there has been disappointment, tempered with relief, as the Junior Cycle exam results have been delayed until Wednesday, November 23… So much time has passed since 68,408 candidates sat for the Junior Cycle exam last June, that many of them may have forgotten all about it. They […]

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Billy Ryle: Joy As Majority Of Kerry’s CAO Applicants Receive College Offer

Billy Ryle: Joy As Majority Of Kerry’s CAO Applicants Receive College Offer

September 9, 2022 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says grades adjustment keeps CAO points very competitive, but Kerry’s applicants sweep up the college offers in Round One… KERRY’S CAO JOY The excellent results achieved last week by Kerry’s 1,902 traditional Leaving Cert candidates saw them sweep up a copious supply of college courses when […]

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Billy Ryle: Celebrate The Results But Keep An Eye On What Happens Next

Billy Ryle: Celebrate The Results But Keep An Eye On What Happens Next

September 2, 2022 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says Kerry’s 2022 Leaving Cert Class can celebrate superb results but must also keep a close eye on a fast-moving timeline… RESULTS ARE OUT The long wait for 61,107 Leaving Cert candidates (58,056 LC Established & 3,051 LC Applied), including 2,009 candidates from Kerry (1,902 LC Established & […]

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Billy Ryle: CAO Change Of Mind Deadline Is Approaching

Billy Ryle: CAO Change Of Mind Deadline Is Approaching

June 22, 2022 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

CAO applicants have a last chance to register a change of course choices online by 5pm on Friday, July 1, says Guidance Counsellor, Billy Ryle… CHANGE OF MIND With the state exams concluding next Tuesday, June 28, the thoughts of exhausted candidates are no doubt turning to holidays, travel or […]

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Billy Ryle: Last Minute Advice For State Exam Students

Billy Ryle: Last Minute Advice For State Exam Students

May 31, 2022 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

You’ve done the hard work so ‘play a blinder’ in the 2022 State Exams says Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle who has some last minute advice for candidates… The waiting is almost over for about 120,000 Leaving Cert and Junior Cycle students as the exams get under way on Wednesday, June […]

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Billy Ryle: Leaving Cert Overhaul Is Exciting And Progressive

Billy Ryle: Leaving Cert Overhaul Is Exciting And Progressive

March 30, 2022 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says the major overhaul of the Leaving Cert makes Norma Foley the most reforming Education Minister since Donagh O’Malley’s free secondary education in 1967… On Tuesday, 29th March, Minister Norma Foley launched ambitious plans for a major overhaul of the Leaving Cert in a comprehensive document […]

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Billy Ryle: Figures Show Applications To College Are Down On Last Year

Billy Ryle: Figures Show Applications To College Are Down On Last Year

March 10, 2022 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

Career Guidance Counsellor and Educational Commentator, Billy Ryle on the interim statistics released by the CAO which heralds good news for college applicants… Interim figures released by the Central Applications Office (CAO) suggest that the rush to college may be levelling off. The data covers the period up to 1st […]

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Billy Ryle: Students Now Have Clarity About Leaving Cert Ahead

Billy Ryle: Students Now Have Clarity About Leaving Cert Ahead

February 2, 2022 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says the announcement delivered yesterday is good news for students as it gives clarity as regards the Leaving Cert… The 1st of February brought welcome relief and certainty for exam candidates with a reduction in CAO applications and clarity on the format of the 2022 Leaving Cert exam. […]

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Billy Ryle: Students Focus On Fast-Moving CAO Timeline

Billy Ryle: Students Focus On Fast-Moving CAO Timeline

January 11, 2022 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

It’s January, so 2022 CAO College applicants must keep a close eye on a fast-moving timeline says Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle… As a new year begins with alarming omicron variant uncertainty, college applicants must focus on the CAO form as the deadline looms large. Indeed, it’s shaping up to be […]

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Billy Ryle: Minister Needs To Intervene To Help Kerry Students

Billy Ryle: Minister Needs To Intervene To Help Kerry Students

September 27, 2021 at 4:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says Minister Simon Harris must intervene immediately or many of Kerry’s talented young people will be denied their right to a third level education… Very few college students set foot on campus during the last academic year. Instead, they spent the year at home as lectures […]

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Billy Ryle: Grade Inflation Shows As Kerry Students Receive CAO Offers

Billy Ryle: Grade Inflation Shows As Kerry Students Receive CAO Offers

September 8, 2021 at 10:15 am 1 comment

Unprecedented grades inflation increases CAO points requirements, but Kerry’s applicants sweep up a copious supply of college offers in Round One says Billy Ryle… The record-high Leaving Cert grades have caused a dramatic increase in points requirements for many third level courses for the second consecutive year. There was an […]

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Minister Norma Foley with Aoife Hickey, Julia Szarota, Ciara O'Mahony and Hayley Lynch after receiving their Leaving Cert results on Friday morning at Presentation Primary School. Photo by Dermot Crean

Billy Ryle: Excellent Results In Kerry But Keep An Eye On Timeline

September 3, 2021 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle congratulates Leaving Cert students on their results, but after the celebrations it’s important to pay attention to what comes next… The long wait for 61,125 Leaving Cert candidates (57,952 LC Established & 3,173 LC Applied), including 1806 candidates from Kerry (1700 LC Established & 106 LC […]

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Billy Ryle: Advice As CAO ‘Change Of Mind’ Deadline Approaches

Billy Ryle: Advice As CAO ‘Change Of Mind’ Deadline Approaches

June 24, 2021 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says the Leaving Cert exam is almost over, but there is still an important task to be done by third level aspirants… Applicants to the Central Applications Office (CAO) should now turn their attention to the ‘Change of Mind’ facility which allows them to register a […]

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Billy Ryle: Last Minute Exam Tips For Leaving Cert Students

Billy Ryle: Last Minute Exam Tips For Leaving Cert Students

June 3, 2021 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

Students are guaranteed accredited grades so they should regard next week’s written Leaving Cert exam as a bonus says Billy Ryle… Exam Time The waiting is almost over for Leaving Cert students as the exam begins next Wednesday, 9th June. Students are assured of accredited grades so the written exam […]

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Billy Ryle: Friday Deadline Looms For Leaving Cert Students

Billy Ryle: Friday Deadline Looms For Leaving Cert Students

April 27, 2021 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says it’s last chance Friday for Leaving Certs to complete the application form and to finalise subject levels for accredited grades… Applying for the Leaving Cert exam is usually straight forward.  But this year, because of Covid-19 uncertainty, it’s a three phased process. Initially, students entered […]

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Billy Ryle: Students Have Clarity About The Upcoming Leaving Cert

Billy Ryle: Students Have Clarity About The Upcoming Leaving Cert

April 13, 2021 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

As the latest data reveals 87% of Leaving Cert students are opting for both written exams and SEC-accredited grades, Billy Ryle says students have a great deal of clarity about the exam… The vast majority of Leaving Cert students have signed up for the written exam in June as well […]

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