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Biology 2018 Solutions for Leaving Cert Higher Level

You can access the paper via the website. No marking scheme is available at the time of writing. You may also like: Leaving Cert Biology.
Q1. (a) 1. To receive energy for cellular reactions to occur 2. For growth and repair  (b) Many sugar units joined together  (c) Cellulose  (d) Contains glycerol and three fatty acids  (e) Phospholipids are found in cell membranes  (f) Biuret test 
Q2. (a) Living factor  (b) The place where an organism lives  (c) All of the different populations living in an area  (d) All members of the same species living in an area  (e) The functional role of an organism in an ecosystem  (f) The part of the Earth that sustains life  (g) Checking for the presence or absence of an organism in an ecosystem 
Q3. (a) Interphase  (b) Cell division in which one cell becomes two cells and the number of chromosomes is retained. The genetic material of the daughter cell is identical to the mother cell.  (c)1. The chromosome number is halved in meiosis  2. Meiosis involves 2 c…

Paul Durcan: Biographical Detail

Paul Durcan's life is useful to know about when discussing his poetry.

Unlike most of the poets you are studying, the man is alive! 

A native of Dartmouth Square, Dublin 4, he is generously decorated with a variety of poetry awards.

He studied arts in UCD. Durcan tells of a a difficult relationship with his father, a judge, who used to physically punish him. He tells of having been bundled and taken to a psychiatric hospital against his will, being treated disrespectfully and the experience leaving him traumatised. He denies having been mentally ill. 

Durcan and his wife split up in 1977.

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