Elaine Byrne: In the Carlow school uniform story, assertions mattered more than facts
Comment: The furore over PE clothes at a school shows how an unverified assertion can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still languishing in its wake
There is a video doing the rounds on Twitter of a song released by Adriano Celentano, an Italian pop singer, almost 50 years ago. The rhythm is terrifically catchy, and the choreography of the dancing troupe is bedazzling.
Here’s a word to the wise, though – never pick Prisencolinensinainciusol as your karaoke song. It is not sung in Italian or English, but what Celentano mimicked as the way English sounds to non-speakers. The lyrics are complete...
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Colin Murphy: Special needs education falls victim to state‘s scare tactics
An unintended consequence of the government’s ‘hammer and dance’ pandemic strategy is that our educators no longer trust the state to keep them safe
Comment: 2021 must be the year to fix higher education funding
Solving the sector’s funding problem has the potential not only to contribute to our post-pandemic recovery but to underpin the next decade and more of growth
‘This was a ministerial decree. That’s not the way to bring people with you’
This is the inside story of how the government did a U-turn on its proposed three-day week for Leaving Cert students after the teachers’ unions and students awarded Norma Foley a ‘fail’