Wednesday 21 March 2018

What it says in the papers

The front page of today's Irish Independent
The front page of today's Irish Independent

This morning’s papers lead with Education Minister’s ‘day of disaster’ and Moyes sacking as Manchester United manager.

‘Quinn sparks fury of women teachers over honours maths claims’ reads the front page of the Irish Independent. The newspaper describes yesterday as a ‘day of disaster’ for the Education Minister as he upsets the ASTI and INTO. Quinn sparked uproar by linking the need for a better standard of maths among primary teachers with the high number of women in the profession as he spoke at the INTO conference yesterday.

‘Teacher row with minister set to intensify’ reads the front page of the Irish Examiner. The newspaper reports that Education Minister Quinn asks if union leaders lack trust in members’ professionalism.

‘Quinn tells teachers reforms here to stay’ is the Irish Times headline. The newspaper reports on how the minister asks the conference why there is fear of changes in ‘low-stakes’ Junior Cycle and how there were jeers when the Minister questions ASTI’s willingness to engage in meaningful tasks.

The Irish Daily Mail also reports on yesterday’s annual conference and reads ‘The teachers who  behaved like children’. The newspaper leads with ‘Widespread criticism of extraordinary display of rudeness by educators as Ruairi Quinn addressed their annual conference.

The Irish Daily Star. Irish Sun and Irish Daily Mirror all report on the sacking of Moyes as Manchester United manager.

The Irish Daily Mirror quotes Roy Keane and leads with, ‘Players should be ashamed’.

The Irish Sun leads with ‘Moyes: I was stabbed in the back’. Finally the Irish Daily Star leads with ‘Biggest loser – Moyes loses €25m and goes on dole... Big winner... as Irish lad on dole turns €4 into €250k jackpot’. 

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