Sunday, 20th May 2018
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It has recently been estimated that some Irish families are paying over 3,000 euros a year so that their children can have grinds. Not necessarily a peculiarly Irish phenomenon grinds are effectively extra tuition in subjects that a student, or their parent, feels they need extra help. Of course they are available to everyone, or at least those who are able to pay for them. And that is where the problem lies in so far as many believe that it skews the advantages that some students have over others whose parents can't afford them. It's a difficult line to argue whether they are a right thing to have available or not but so long as students need help and their parents can afford them then they will likely continue, no matter the cost.

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    Cultural AttitudesThe recent survey by Price Waterhouse Cooper into cultural attitude that exist in the police force made for some interesting reading. One of the main findings in the report was that respondents felt that it was best to keep your head down and if you did think that something was wrong that it was better for yourself if you kept quiet about it.Another finding was that a significant amount of Gardai felt that it was who you knew and not what you knew that determined how far you advan …

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