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From TheJournal.ie How would you have done in today's English Paper 2? Eyes On Your Own Paper

How would you have done in today's English Paper 2?

Most students were pretty happy with it but would you remember enough to tackle these questions?

From TheJournal.ie Plan to convert Loreto Abbey back into school "incredibly ambitious" say property managers Rathfarnham

Plan to convert Loreto Abbey back into school "incredibly ambitious" say property managers

The disused building — where Mother Teresa studied English — was purchased by the Department of Education this week from NAMA.

From TheJournal.ie Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry Poetry In Motion

Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry

Can’t we get more from our vast historic and modern wellspring of poetry? We are, after all, the nation that has reputedly more poets per square mile than any other in the world, writes Stephen Downes.

11 newly-invented words that perfectly describe everyday situations

We need these words in our lives.

From TheJournal.ie Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary Twerk

Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary

They join fauxhawk, FOMO and emoji as new words in the online dictionary.

From The42 Wenger: Arsenal 'no chance' of signing Suarez Forward Planning

Wenger: Arsenal 'no chance' of signing Suarez

The transfer window ‘starts now’ for the Gunners chief, he says.

From The42 Mourinho to resume Rooney chase after United clash Bald Ambition

Mourinho to resume Rooney chase after United clash

“We want to do something with Rooney,” Mourinho said after the ‘lucky’ defeat of Villa.

From The42 Spanish Super Cup: Neymar earns Barca a draw in first leg at Atletico New Guy

Spanish Super Cup: Neymar earns Barca a draw in first leg at Atletico

David Villa had opened the scoring against his old side. And celebrated.

From The42 Lambert livid with referee after Chelsea loss Fuming

Lambert livid with referee after Chelsea loss

Two decisions centring on John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic infuriated the Villa boss.

From The42 Ivanovic heads winner as Chelsea keep in winning habit ahead of United trip Blues

Ivanovic heads winner as Chelsea keep in winning habit ahead of United trip

The Blues beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

From TheJournal.ie The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate State Exams

The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate

There has been a sharp rise in the number of students sitting Higher Level Maths – and the percentage of them getting the top grades.

14 ways Irish people have made English their own

It’s probably a complete wreck-the-head for English speaking visitors.

From TheJournal.ie 52-year-old French mum disguises herself as teenage daughter to sit exam Nice Try
From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added foreign words we need in English Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added foreign words we need in English

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

SYLVIA PLATH DID appear on this afternoon’s Leaving Cert English paper II at higher level, alongside Derek Mahon, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Elizabeth Bishop. Thousands of students had been left despairing last year when neither Plath nor the other stalwart, Seamus Heaney, appeared.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists find your brain spots grammar mistakes – even when you’re not aware Thanks Brain
From The42 Benitez sticks to his guns at Chelsea UEFA Europa League

Benitez sticks to his guns at Chelsea

The Spaniard insists resting his players, including Lampard and Terry, is crucial to their success.

From The42 Iain Henderson: Forget Colin Farrell, we have to worry about Owen Farrell Heineken Cup

Iain Henderson: Forget Colin Farrell, we have to worry about Owen Farrell

The outhalf has kicked Saracens and England to a number of vital wins over the past two seasons.

From The42 PSG admit interest in Rooney Keen

PSG admit interest in Rooney

However, the club deny making an approach for the Manchester United striker.

From The42 Change at the top for Manchester United as Alex Ferguson hails outgoing Gill Gilluminati

Change at the top for Manchester United as Alex Ferguson hails outgoing Gill

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will take over his role at Old Trafford.

From The42 Money's back: Floyd Mayweather to fight Robert 'The Ghost' Guerrero, leaves HBO Boxing

Money's back: Floyd Mayweather to fight Robert 'The Ghost' Guerrero, leaves HBO

Mayweather, 35, holds a record of 43 wins in as many fights, including 26 KOs.

From The42 Reeva Steenkamp case: Steroids found at Oscar Pistorius home -- reports Blade Runner

Reeva Steenkamp case: Steroids found at Oscar Pistorius home -- reports

The South African athlete is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow.

From The42 Roberto Mancini: I'm the best manager in England Big Talk

Roberto Mancini: I'm the best manager in England

“There is not another manager that’s won like me in the last 15 months. I can do nothing but it is the reality.”

From The42 Brendan Rodgers believes in Coutinho promise New Guy

Brendan Rodgers believes in Coutinho promise

“I’ve got high hopes for him. These are the types of players we’re trying to get in,” said the Anfield chief.

From The42 Fabio Borini out for season, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers confirms LFC

Fabio Borini out for season, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers confirms

“He will probably be out for the season, it looks like he’s dislocated his shoulder,” the Anfield chief said after the rout of Swansea.

From The42 FA Cup draw: Manchester United, Chelsea on collision course FA Cup

FA Cup draw: Manchester United, Chelsea on collision course

The Premier League heavyweights will meet if they win their respective fifth-round ties.

From The42 Footballer comes out, walks away from game at 25 Exit

Footballer comes out, walks away from game at 25

“I always thought I could hide this secret,” American winger, Robbie Rogers, says.

From The42 Bayern scalp could fuel title run, says Wenger Gunners

Bayern scalp could fuel title run, says Wenger

“If we pass Bayern we’ll say why should we not go further and win it,” the Arsenal manager said today.

From The42 Rafa Benitez committed to Europa League Thursday Nights...

Rafa Benitez committed to Europa League

The Blues take on Sparta Prague this evening in the last 32 of Europe’s second-tier competition.

From The42 Ambrose must take blame for mistakes after calamitous Euro display for Celtic - Commons Holiday Mode

Ambrose must take blame for mistakes after calamitous Euro display for Celtic - Commons

“If he wasn’t feeling okay then he should have said so. If he felt good then he should have put in a better performance.”

From The42 Real Madrid v Man Utd: I'm sure there will be goals, says Alex Ferguson Champions League

Real Madrid v Man Utd: I'm sure there will be goals, says Alex Ferguson

It’s the game Sky are hyping as The Perfect Game. We’ll see about that.

From The42 Gatland considers limiting England's contingent for Lions tour Ingerland

Gatland considers limiting England's contingent for Lions tour

“They are not always the most popular with other countries because of the history. People like having a pop at them.”

From The42 Lennon: Celtic 'need a miracle' as ruthless Juve leave Champions League dream in tatters Bhoys

Lennon: Celtic 'need a miracle' as ruthless Juve leave Champions League dream in tatters

“I’d like to ask the referee, is the game different in Italy?”

From The42 Champions League: Zlatan sent off, Valencia maintain hope against clinical PSG Report This post contains videos

Champions League: Zlatan sent off, Valencia maintain hope against clinical PSG

And Monsieur Beckham was watching on.

From The42 Real Madrid v Manchester United: Jones, Evans fit for Bernabeu test Champions League

Real Madrid v Manchester United: Jones, Evans fit for Bernabeu test

Ashley Young and Paul Scholes, who were both suffering from minor knee issues, also came through the session unscathed before the squad flew out to Madrid.

From The42 Another bookmaker pays out early on Manchester United winning title Coupon

Another bookmaker pays out early on Manchester United winning title

Betfred have followed Paddy Power’s lead in cashing in those who backed Alex Ferguson’s men.

From The42 Fergie gamble puts United in 'fantastic position' Premier League

Fergie gamble puts United in 'fantastic position'

The manager admitted that he changed his team’s starting line-up after City’s loss on Saturday.

From The42 Paulo Berlusconi: Balotelli remark 'an affectionate one' Idiot Brother

Paulo Berlusconi: Balotelli remark 'an affectionate one'

“I spoke to Balotelli, though in reality there was no need, seeing as he is an intelligent lad,” Berlusconi said in the wake of his racist slur.

From The42 Match-fixing scandal: Goalkeeper Poleksic denies throwing Champions League tie in Liverpool Europol

Match-fixing scandal: Goalkeeper Poleksic denies throwing Champions League tie in Liverpool

The Montenegro ‘keeper faced Ireland twice in the World Cup 2010 qualification campaign.

From The42 England players rally to help Paul Gascoigne Gazza

England players rally to help Paul Gascoigne

Hodgson insisted that ‘kind words’ will not help the Tyneside-born, ex-Tottenham midfielder before adding: “He needs severe action.”