[Special Audio Report] The death of rural Irish schools? We look at one West Cork example

28th August 2014
By David O’Sullivan

It’s that time of year again: Back to School for both primary and secondary

However some schools are being left with difficult working conditions due
to cuts made by the a previous Minister for Education Ruari Quinn.

The number of teachers in a school is based on the number of pupils, but
rural population decline: due to outward migration to other parts of
Ireland and emigration to places like Australia, Canada, and the UK means Education is now feeling
the brunt of Government cutbacks

Reporter David O’Sullivan visited Cahermore National School on the Beara
Peninsula today. The following report aired on C103 Cork’s Cork Today show presented by Patricia (Trish) Messenger.




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