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All deals should be off until the crisis is finally sorted out

Carol Hunt does not accept the Government is powerless to tackle our two-tier society

Published 18/12/2011 | 05:00

Last week's note home from school didn't contain the invite to the nativity play we were expecting. Unseasonably bleak, panicked and to the point; it read: "Parents! The recent Budget announced by the Government included cuts to designated disadvantaged (DEIS) schools ... including St Mary's National School" (Fairview, which my daughter attends).

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Our 11-year-old was frustrated that she wouldn't be able to continue her French lessons next year, but that's a minor upset compared to what other children will suffer.

"Talk to Aodhain [Deputy O'Riordain]," I advised her. "He's your school's local TD and an ex-DEIS headmaster."

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