Tuesday 6 December 2016

A harsh lesson for all of us

Published 07/04/2010 | 05:00

THE Tanaiste must be reasonably inured to heckles and jeers by now, having had to deliver bad news on so many occasions in the Dail, but it's not often that she gets booed for stating the obvious in clear and unambiguous language.

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Mary Coughlan warned teachers of further significant cuts in public spending yesterday when she made her first speech as Education Minister.

She told delegates at the INTO conference in Galway that the public finances still had to be stabilised and that the Government would have to commit less money to public services for the foreseeable future.

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