Tanaiste met with stoney silence at TUI meeting

The Minister for Education's been met with stoney silence at the TUI annual congress in Ennis.

Only a handful of delegates left the hall when Mary Coughlan took to her feet.

The Minister offered an olive branch by announcing a review of the moratorium on recruitment of middle management, to relieve pressure from retirements.

But she again re-iterated that further cuts will be needed to keep the economy on track.

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