National Teachers Demand Reform

At a meeting of the Westmeath National Teachers' Association in Mullingar, County President, John Farrell, warned that ‘there was never such a serious discontent among teachers than at the present’. He went on to demand a 50% increase in teacher salaries, warned against ascribing undue weight to anonymous reports about teachers and schools, called for the abolition of the present promotions system and criticised the overall national management of the education system.

Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.