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Ailish O'Hora: Rolls Royce retirements for teacher-TDs have to go

Published 23/03/2010 | 05:00

IT is hardly the best example to set in the classroom at a time when more than 400,000 people are on the dole, including an estimated 1,500 out-of-work teachers.

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Of 1,000 second-level teachers who graduated last year, just 50 have secured full-time positions. Many more have had to emigrate or take up part-time roles.

At a time when job security is seen as a bonus, having a job held open for you can only be described as a luxury -- and the refusal to budge of the eight teacher-TDs is just part of the overall picture.

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