Saturday February 22, 2020

Class issues: Students’ election concerns at Donohoe’s old school

Housing, climate change and the legalisation of drugs were among the topics raised during a visit by our political editor

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

20th January, 2020
Paschal Donohoe: students at St Declan’s College, his old school, are among the first to take the Politics and Society Leaving Cert subject. Picture: Sam Boal/

Politics students at Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe’s old school believe that housing is the No 1 general election issue.

That is what I learnt from a discussion with 22 fifth- and six-years in St Declan’s College in Cabra in Dublin last week.

They are among the first students to be taking Politics and Society as a Leaving Cert subject following a pilot scheme in...

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