I for one was open to the argument that students in Irish schools should have all of their textbooks available in Irish before the bonus points were dropped.
On more reflection and after re-reading this article last year by Kate Holmquist in The Irish Times I now am in favour of getting rid of them.
Students in Irish schools have generally spent at least five or six years in an all-Irish education system. Indeed the majority of them would have probably gone to all-Irish primary schools also.
The vast majority of them would be very fluent. And for those who aren't, well it must be their fault that they are not unless they have some kind of intellectual disability, seriously.
So given that the vast majority of students in second-level Irish schools are very fluent in Irish why should they get bonus points???