Budget rips heart out of rural Ireland

Last month, RTE’s Six One news carried the happy and heart-warming story of Coolderry hurlers returning with the Leinster club hurling trophy to the cradle of their hurling civilization – their local national school...

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Doomed by our own deeds

The Irish education system is beginning to experience the real implications of the ‘Austerity Programme’ agreed with the ECB/IMF. We are like terrified passengers on a runaway train, heading into the path of an...

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Good counsellor is backbone of school

I think the best aspect of the Budget as regards to second level education was the decision to leave the pupil teacher ratio at 19 to 1. As with most budgets, the devil is in the detail and with some changes and amendments to...

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