The immediate issue is to prevent the Government forcing schools to take responsibility for assessment for certification, for the Junior Cert. This is, and should remain, the role of the State Examinations Commission.
In 2014, the government was forced to backtrack on water charges by the sheer numbers who came out on street protests. But they are playing a longer game and are not giving up on their wider plans to make us pay for - and eventually privatise – water.
FIRST blood was drawn in the 2011 General Election campaign in the Dublin South constituency last week after an enthusiastic candidate had to be hospitalised after she got a nasty surprise when she called to one resident’s doorstep.
Nicola Curry is a working mother of two who recently returned to education at UCD as a mature student. She qualified with a degree in social science, specialising in social policy. She also received a Masters Degree last year.