12 December, 2014 - Statement by Minister Jan O'Sullivan

In a statement the Minister said that another day of strike action was unwarranted and unreasonable, and will cause unnecessary disruption to students and their families.  She said that her officials will be engaging seriously with Dr. Pauric Travers in the coming days and she hopes to see the same level of engagement from the union side.

Earlier today, representatives of students, parents, school leaders and all management bodies were briefed on the current position in relation to Junior Cycle reform, and unanimously reiterated their support for the compromise proposals which have been tabled by Minister O’Sullivan.