Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 23 April 2014
It is the week of the Teachers' Conferences - the most gruelling time of the year in many ways for the Education Minister of the day.
After facing the "ironic applause" and heckling at the ASTI conference, Minister Ruairi Quinn spoke to Sean on why he wants future teachers to take Higher Level Maths at Leaving Cert level, Junior Cert reform and other issues.
Pat King, General Secretary of the ASTI also spoke to Sean about why delegates gave such a reception to the Minister.
Water Meters Protest
Garda in Cork were called to the Ashbrook Estate in Togher yesterday after residents and local protestors prevented Irish Water contractors installing water meters there.
Irish Water says they stopped their work due to health and safety concerns and they will return to the area today to resume their work.
Sean spoke to one of the protestors at the Ashbrook Estate, John Lonergan, and also got the latest on the protest from Ralph Riegel of The Irish Independent.