The art of burying political bad news

New book reveals how report on small rural schools was consigned to the political dustbin

22nd December, 2014
The art of burying political bad news

A former adviser to Labour education minister Ruairi Quinn has revealed how Fine Gael insisted that a value-for-money report on small rural schools was buried because it feared the political consequences.

The report, which was commissioned when Fianna Fáil was in government, remains unpublished. It recommended various options for a reduction in the number of one and two-teacher schools in rural areas – many of which are quite close to one another – but Fine...

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