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As part of the All Ireland Final build up, Electric Ireland, proud sponsor of the GAA All Ireland Minor Football and Hurling Championships, met up with Minor Football stars, Barry O’Sullivan, Kerry, and Tony McCleneghan, Donegal to get their thoughts ahead of this Sunday’s Final.


Our education system is failing the test for pre-schoolers

IF there’s anything that makes us universally smug, it’s the wonderful unbeatable quality of our education system. The best little education system in the world, isn’t it? Only the other night I saw young people on the 9 o’clock News, clutching their Junior Cert results, their faces awash with relief and happiness at their results. They were on track to get the points they needed for college.

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