Breda O’Brien: History is a pillar of society’s wellbeing

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The Irish Times: A letter writer to this paper recently described a very young student in secondary school innocently inquiring whether the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement had anything to do with pub opening hours.

Such howlers are nothing new in classrooms but one of the unintended consequences of junior cycle reform may be to make them more and more common due to the downgrading of history. Read article


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