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Irish teachers demand war bonus
A music class of schoolgirls at the Ursuline Convent, Co. Waterford, 1908. Photo: National Library of Ireland, Ref: P WP 1800

Irish teachers demand war bonus

Dublin, 11 October 1916  - Irish national school teachers are demanding increased as a ‘war bonus’.

The demands came at a meeting of national school teachers held in the Mansion House in Dublin which was organised under the auspices of Co. Dublin Teachers’ Association. Teachers have repeatedly argued that their salaries are much too meagre in view of the price inflation caused by the war.

There is broad sympathy for their position, not least because teachers in Ireland have never been adequately paid and the education system, in general, is considered to be starved of resources.

[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]


Century Ireland

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