A Roscommon Galway Deputy is supporting calls from students to have this year’s Leaving Cert run in a hybrid format.

Sinn Fein TD Claire Kerrane joined students from St Cuan’s College in Castleblackeney yesterday during their lunchtime demonstration on the issue.

The pupils are calling for the option of sitting the exams or getting accredited grades to be provided.

It follows a survey of nearly 19,000 students by the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union of Leaving Certificate students which showed 68% of students want a hybrid model this summer.

The exam-based model used before the pandemic is currently set out for the class of 2022, with Government due to make a final decision on the definitive format next week.

Deputy Claire Kerrane told Midwest News she supports a choice for students following a difficult two years.