Useful links This is the official website of the Department of Education and Skills and deals with all educational matters. The State Examinations Commission is responsible for the development, assessment, accreditation and certification of the second-level examinations of the Irish state: the Junior Certificate and the Leaving Certificate. The State Examinations Commission is a non-departmental public body under the aegis of the Department of Education and Science. This is a portal for Irish Education and it has sections for parents and students. This is a link to a range of revision guides for Junior and Leaving Cert students, recently published by The Educational Company of Ireland. It contains hints and tips, interactive tests, sample papers, top five subject tips and sample answers to help with your studies. This is an interactive learning website with a focus on the Irish education system with advice for parents and students. The Central Applications Office (CAO) has the task of processing applications to the first year of undergraduate courses offered by most of the higher education institutes (HEI’s) in the Republic of Ireland.  This website has links to their websites. Another of it’s features is Course Search tab which links you into the course description on the College’s website.