Gerard Martin

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Patrick Freyne: ‘I was designated fourth toughest in fifth class in my local national school’

Fintan O'Toole The Head Brother was a fierce and imposing man. He patrolled the corridors, fixing miscreants in his baleful glare, keeping at bay the(...)

 Question time in 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson

The most dazzling compliment I ever received from a school-teacher was delivered one day in English class, circa 1978, by the late Mr O’Brien. I reali(...)