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Top Scoring Business Students Awarded for Outstanding Achievement

29th January 2018

Four students from secondary schools across the country have been awarded with gold medals for their outstanding achievements in last year’s Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate business exams.

The winners received their `medals as part of the Business Studies Teachers’ Association of Ireland (BSTAI) Achievement Awards, hosted by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) at their offices in Nassau Street, Dublin. The awards recognise the top scoring students nationally in Accounting, Economics and Business at Leaving Certificate Level and Business Studies at Junior Certificate Level.

The medals were presented by keynote speaker Sinead Grace of A&L Goodbody, who is also a previous BSTAI winner along with Jonathon Lowey, President of the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) and BSTAI President, Ultan Henry.

The winning students were as follows:

Leaving Certificate Business
Student: Darren Seymour
School: Skibbereen Community School, Skibbereen, Co Cork

Leaving Certificate Economics
Name:  Padraig John Meehan
School: St Macartan’s College, Monaghan, Co Monaghan

Leaving Certificate Accounting
Name: Cathal Noel Curran
School: Colaiste Choilm, Tullamore, Co Offaly

Junior Certificate Business Studies
Name: David Hugh Conneely
School: St Joseph’s Patrician College, Nun’s Island, Galway


For further information contact:
Keira Doyle, Head of Communications, BPFI, 086 269 4460

Notes to Editor:

The Business Studies Achievement Awards (BSTAI) is an annual event hosted by the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) at which the top performing students in the State’s exams are honoured by the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BSTAI).  BFPI (formerly as the Irish Banking Federation) has been successfully hosting this event for over twenty years.

These awards (gold medals and certificates) are given by the BSTAI to mark the outstanding achievement of the students who achieved first place in the State examinations in Accounting, Business, Economics at Senior Cycle and Business Studies in Junior Cycle.

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