The new Irish Exemption Circular was released to great fanfare back in 2019 with almost everyone annoyed at it for different reasons. Gaelgóirí were annoyed because it was too easy for anyone to get an exemption. Many parents were annoyed because it was now too hard to get an exemption. Schools were annoyed because they now had the responsibility for yet another job being passed onto them. With that in mind, the Department listened and the 2022 Guidelines for Irish exemptions came out, but are they any good? Join me as I read through the guidelines and find the pitfalls you need to watch out for.