Hearts and Minds: Catriona takes on the Unions…

This week on Hearts and Minds “as special schools struggle to cope with the strike by classroom assistants, we ask the education minister what she’s doing to bring it to an end.” Catriona Ruane argues that there has been a new offer made, since 3 unions are going to ballot their members on the ‘new deal’. And consociation, we love it. First, this week, a visit to Holland, where, along with the help of the sixties and a national loss of faith, it seems to have worked:

Blame the Dutch, we explore the origins of the theory of powersharing coalition. And as the Health Minister crosses sword with his committee chair over his budget increase, we ask if any amount of money would satisfy the hunger of the health service.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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