Emma O’ Kelly – RTE Education Correspondant

This year’s Leaving Certificate results will be published on 7 September, three weeks later than usual, the Minister for Education Norma Foley has confirmed.

CAO offers will be made four days later on 11 September.

On Monday a student portal will be opened to allow students register to receive Calculated Grades.

According to a spokesperson, the delay has been caused by “what is a brand new process and the data has to be gone through”.

There are 450,000 grades to be processed and checked.

61,000 have applied to receive Calculated Grades under the process.

The department has said it wants to reassure students that the early September date is in time for applications to the British UCAS system.