It's Results Day for over 1,700 students across Co Mayo, who will receive their Leaving Cert results today along with 59,000 students nationally.

The results will be available in schools this morning, and will also be available online from 10am at www.examinations.ie

Five students will open their results to discover they got 8 H1s in their final year exams.

While 56 students achieved 7 top grades at higher level.

The State Examinations Commissison says this year’s results are broadly in line with previous years.

However, the number of candidates who failed ordinary level maths rose from almost 8 per cent last year, to just under 11 per cent this year.

There was a marginal improvement in the number of students who passed higher level maths.

For those going onto third-level education, the first round CAO offers will be available from 2pm on Thursday afternoon.

The National Parents Council (Post-Primary) will operate a helpline facility from this morning to provide information and advice to students and their parents.

The helpline number is 1800 - 265 165.

On Leaving Cert results day, a plea is being issued for students’ safety.

 We are friends who look out for each other is the message being promoted on social media and sent to all the Secondary Schools students in county Mayo.

 The campaign is led by Mayo Road Safety officer Noel Gibbons together with a working group of Mayo County Council.

The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Westport based Cllr Brendan Mulroy this morning congratulated all the students on their results and hopes they enjoy your night out tonight. But the local authority is reminding those celebrating to sort their lift home before going out and to wear a high viz jacket if you are walking on the road tonight, and stay with your friends.

15 pedestrians have been fatally injured so far this year on Irish roads. The aim of the campaign is to get those who walk home after drinking to realise the danger they’re putting themselves in.

The Cathaoirleach told Midwest News today that he is a big fan of the high viz jacket / vest

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