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    Rural Schools

    Rural Schools

    As thousands of pupils return to school this week, some schools will be missing a teacher.  It all depends on their pupil numbers and the loss of a teacher when those numbers dip is felt most keenly in our smaller rural schools.  In Caherdane National School in the Parish of Allihies in West Cork, a dip in their numbers has meant a drop from three teachers to just two.  So how will this affect them?  Valerie Cox has been to the Beara Penninsula to meet teachers and parents and Sean spoke with Sheila Nunan, INTO General Secretary.

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    The Gathering

    The Gathering

    It was a week that was dominated by events at the teachers’ conferences. For a look back at the heckling and the other main news stories of recent days, Sean was joined by Mary Mitchell O’Connor - Fine Gael TD in Dun Laoghaire, Sheila Nunan - General Secretary of the INTO, Dave O’Connell - Group Editor with The Connacht Tribune in Galway and Harry McGee - Political Correspondent of The Irish Times.

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    Gathering

    Gathering

    The water story sloshes on – the ESRI said this week that Irish Water could incur extra costs of between €1.5bn and €2bn. Overground or underground, the Government appears to have hit a boggy patch over the pylons issue. Elsewhere, Michael Noonan said what most people think, that AIB bankers do not deserve bonuses until their performances improve. Whistleblower, Maurice McCabe appeared before the PAC as the penalty points issue hots up and oin the European Court of Human Rights, abuse survivor, Louise O’Keeffe finally received an apology fomr Enda Kenny after the European Court of Human Rights deemed the ...

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    Sheila Nunan

    Sheila Nunan

    If you were listening yesterday, you’d have heard a robust discussion on teachers, and most of the massive reaction we received was in relation to so-called ‘bad teachers’ and whether or not they can ever be removed from their post. General Secretary of the INTO, Sheila Nunan spoke to Sean again and provides figures on exactly how many teachers were dismissed in the last three years.

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    Teachers

    Teachers

    The classroom space that most of us leave behind at adulthood to venture out into the greater world. But there of course many who return through the school gates day in, day out, to pass their working lives as teachers. Educators hold a special place in society – and rightly so – as they encourage and nurture young learning. But this morning we are going to focus on some of the common complaints that are made about teachers - their long holidays, their short working days - and the inability of some of them to do the job they are ...

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