In Ballymun, there’s no snowmen, just snow-roadblocks — see Shane Phelan’s video on flickr.
Talking about Ballymun, last December the Irish Times quoted a Department of Education report on the largest second-level school in the area, the report said:
“At staff level, discontent has manifested itself in a number of ways. Absenteeism among teachers is a cause for concern, and morale and motivation are reported to be low.
“Teachers and students have lowered their expectations of each other and of the school. In general, a worsening downward spiral in the spirit of the school is evident.’’
The article is advailabe online, ‘Behaviour problems ’embedded’ in Dublin school‘ (Saturday, December 20, 2008)