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Testing times for Education Minister

In three weeks time Jan O’Sullivan will engage in one of the first of many high profile media appearances as Minister for Education.

Media cycles and the teacher conference merry-go-round

By Education Correspondent Emma O Kelly On Monday evening the teachers’ conferences begin and RTÉ News will be there, along with the rest of the country’s media, to report on the issues, the rows, and of course the minister’s address. How will he be received? Will teachers walk out? Will they applaud or will it be the silent treatment? Boy do the cameras love this. They lap it up.