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    Colm Hayes Wednesday 3 April 2013

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    Enrolment Lottery

    Parents could face a lottery for school places as Education Minister Ruairi Quinn proposes changes to the current system of enrolment; such as an end to first-come, first-served admission policies, a curtailment of pre-enrolment compulsory open days and interviews, and a ban on booking deposits. The Minister will also address the "sibling rule", under which schools give priority to brothers and sisters of pupils or past pupils.The lottery would come into effect when demand for places exceeds supply and it would be seen as the fairest way to allocate available places. But do you think that this is the fairest system – Is it not better for parents that both their children are in the same school in the nearest possible location? What do you think of the proposed changes? We heard some differing views on the fairness of the potential changes

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    Teachers' Heckles

    Minister Ruairi Quinn was heckled by teachers at the ASTI conference. Was this inappropriate behaviour or a reasonable voice of protest? Colm spoke to some teachers

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    Milo O'Shea

    Bryan Murray spoke about the great actor Milo O'Shea. Bryan had worked with, Milo on a production of the musical 'Finnian's Rainbow'

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    Mick Philpott

    John O'Keeffe is a Criminologist with Trinity college and he spoke about the case of Mick and Mairead Philpott, who killed their six children when they started a house fire. John spoke about the chequered past of Mick Philpott

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