As its Leaving Cert Results Day, Dermot & Dave caught up David Malone from the Department of Maths and Stats in Maynooth University all about the history of the Leaving Cert.

David has always had an interest in the history of the Junior & Leaving Cert so he started collecting old leaving cert exam papers for subjects like maths, physics, biology and tech drawing.

In doing so, he found out some interesting things to tell the lads like: How long Irish students have been enduring the exams and the robbery of English and Maths papers in 1957 that were later resold to cheating students.

David is still on the hunt for a few missing exam papers.

He needs the 1998 Junior Cert Maths Paper 2 and Technical Drawing papers from 81 & 82 and a special "Science Syllabus E" paper.

If anyone has these in their attic, get in touch HERE!

To hear the interview in full, click the play button in the image at the top of this article.