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  • Cherishing all the children of the nation equally

    December 2, 2008 @ 10:33 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The row between the teachers’ unions and Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe has overshadowed the issue of third-level college fees. These were removed by the Rainbow Coalition in 1996 when Labour’s Niamh Bhreathnach had that portfolio. (more…)

  • Compulsory smut replaces compulsory Irish

    October 31, 2008 @ 12:29 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The furore over Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross and their sicko phone calls to venerable actor Andrew Sachs had a very positive side-effect in that it swept the recession aside for a few days as the main news item in the British media. Irish outlets seemed reluctant to take up the story: London is no longer the centre of our cultural universe and I guess that’s a good thing. (more…)


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