There has been a slight decrease in the total number of applications made to the CAO this year.
The body responsible for filling college and university places reports an overall 4.2% drop in the numbers who applied.
Courses in health, business and administration, and arts received the most Level 8 first preferences.
Outside of Dublin, the most applications were received from Cork and Galway, while there were more female applicants than male.
Round 1 offers will be issued on August 20.
- Digital Desk