Did anyone see this? I'm highly irritated by Ruairi Quinn's demeanour. He seems determined to leave his mark on education in this country and can't see the trees for the wood.
The advisors seem smug and condescending, cocooned in the ivory tower of the Department. I wanted to deck that young fella with his comment about not knowing there were 7 schools west of Dingle...ha ha, look at the silly culchies worrying about their small schools. The whole lot of them seem to be cocooned from the reality of day-to-day education and are about as far from the chalkboard as you can imagine. A few days of 'back to the shopfloor' would do them a power of good.
Now obviously, this doc was well-edited, but it gave a decent, if infuriating insight into the running of a department which seems like an elite club. Only Quinn would have the arrogance and/or bravery to allow the cameras into his department