CAO ‘Problematic But Necessary – Like The M50’


The CAO has been compared to the M50 in Dublin, in that it has its flaws but is still necessary.

It comes ahead of the deadline for students to register their college courses, which is at 5.15pm this evening.

Questions have been raised in the past as to whether the system is fit for purpose.


Former Professor of Education at Maynooth University, Tom Collins, believes it does work but has its issues.