Thursday 19 January 2017

Concubhar O Liathain: For the sake of our future we must swim upstream

A revolution is brewing among parents who oppose the Government's proposed cutbacks for small rural schools, writes Concubhar O Liathain

Published 22/01/2012 | 05:00

'ONLY dead fish swim downstream." This was the Finnish proverb quoted by John McKenna, co-author of the Bridgestone Guides to fine dining in Ireland, and an unlikely revolutionary.

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A native of Northern Ireland now living in Durrus in west Cork, when he spoke last Monday night at a public meeting in Dunmanway to protest against proposals to impose cuts on small rural schools, his proposal was as revolutionary as his opening proverb was apt.

His most revolutionary message: there is an alternative.

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