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Gerard O’Regan: Lessons from the classroom of life and a brave new world for Tommy

Gerard O’Regan

Published 01/12/2012 | 05:00

TOMMY O'Shea is a 55-year-old school teacher, married to Veronica, and they have two grown-up sons. Most notably, Tommy is also a public servant. And as the public service debate rages on, and the Budget looms, Tommy feels he is moving ever closer to going for "the deal" that will ease him into retirement.

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Sometimes when he thinks of making the final cut he lapses into reverie. Memories of when his teaching odyssey first began come flooding back.

He never thought about becoming a public servant as such, just a school teacher.

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