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Gardai children filling primary teaching roles


spineless

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In our local primary school I counted 7 out of 23 teachers were the daughters of members if the Gardai. I was discussing this with an older neighbour recently who said "this has always been the way, its who you know". I was just wondering if this is a national trend or not?:(
 

potholedogger

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A lot of Gardai breed with Teachers and Nurses. Females account for about 86% of National Teachers. If you come from one of the "Right Families" its easier to get a job in teaching.

Amazing the Bishops seem to know just who are the right people to serve on Boards of Management, in each Parish, as the Patrons choose the majority of the Boards.
 

EoinMag

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Isn't this just children following their parents into the public service for the "iron clad" pensions and easier bank loans?
 

Lonewolfe

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Award for The Most Bizarre Thread Title of the Week goes to you!

Well Done!:lol:
 

EoinMag

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Do they pass on the "Cornflake Recipes" too
Ah no need to bash on the most innocuous of queries, it didn't strike me as the point of the thread anyway.
 
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Isn't this just children following their parents into the public service for the "iron clad" pensions and easier bank loans?
Many primary teachers are from Cork and Kerry-is there something wrong with this?

Is there any suggestion that interview and appointment process has been anything but proper?
Otherwise it is just a passing observation.
 
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Stupid thread as Garda Children !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What you are saying is that Qualified Adult Teachers one of whose parents was a Garda got jobs.........

Oh great.

Are you really that stupid to think that because someones dad was a Garda they will automatically get a teaching job !!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Now thats just silly. I have two uncles who were Gaurds, none of their kids are teachers. I was the only teacher in our family.....at one time... and neither parent is a cop, one is a nurse though...
 

EoinMag

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I'd be interested in the total amount who had family in PS and I think you'd find that it's more than just the children of gardai.
 

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Now thats just silly. I have two uncles who were Gaurds, none of their kids are teachers. I was the only teacher in our family.....at one time... and neither parent is a cop, one is a nurse though...
Aha! So you are an insider? ;)
 
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Now thats just silly. I have two uncles who were Gaurds, none of their kids are teachers. I was the only teacher in our family.....at one time... and neither parent is a cop, one is a nurse though...
You got the job because you had uncles as Garda and everybody knew that even though
1.) they hadn't the same surname
2.) lived in another part of the country

As conspiracy theories goes don't you get it ;)
 

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You got the job because you had uncles as Garda and everybody knew that even though
1.) they hadn't the same surname
2.) lived in another part of the country

As conspiracy theories goes don't you get it ;)
Actually, I slept my way to the top... did I not tell you? :D
 

SeanieFitz

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Nepotism is rife in this country!

how many farmers are the sons/daughters of farmers?
how many shop keepers are the sons/daughters of shopkeepers?
how many fishermen are the offspring of fishermen?
how many garage owners are the offspring of garage owners?
how many tradesmen are the offspring of tradesmen?

country is rotten!
 

Lonewolfe

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Nepotism is rife in this country!

how many farmers are the sons/daughters of farmers?
how many shop keepers are the sons/daughters of shopkeepers?
how many fishermen are the offspring of fishermen?
how many garage owners are the offspring of garage owners?
how many tradesmen are the offspring of tradesmen?

country is rotten!
Sure everyone here is related to DC ... aren't they?
 

juggernaut

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Most of the middle class are children of the middle class. Most people are related to a public servant. People tend to follow parents into the same or similar careers. You can exactly nothing from a sample that size. No story here.
 

potholedogger

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You got the job because you had uncles as Garda and everybody knew that even though
1.) they hadn't the same surname
2.) lived in another part of the country

As conspiracy theories goes don't you get it ;)
No one wants to get the wrong side of the Local Garda. They never know when: they might have half a pint too many, when they might wait open past closing time, when they might not have the right light on the tractor or trailer, when their young lad might get into a bit of bother, when they might need a bit of a break, when that tax disc could run out, when that tyre might be a bit too bald, !

Now Noreen will do as good as good a job as the next if we give her the Job! Garda Pat will be delighted too, he will be happy that you gave his Daughter a chance!
 

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It's basic Mendelian inheritance...

A Garda, with dominant Garda gene'G', and recessive teacher gene 't', mates with
A Nurse, with a dominant Nurse gene'N' and rececessive teacher gene 't' ...has a 25% chance of producing a teacher;

Garda(G,t) + Nurse (N,t) => Teacher (tt)

...which also gives rise to SuperCops (GG), Supernurses (NN) and Nuns (Garda-Nurse hybrid,GN)
 

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No one wants to get the wrong side of the Local Garda. They never know when: they might have half a pint too many, when they might wait open past closing time, when they might not have the right light on the tractor or trailer, when their young lad might get into a bit of bother, when they might need a bit of a break, when that tax disc could run out, when that tyre might be a bit too bald, !

Now Noreen will do as good as good a job as the next if we give her the Job! Garda Pat will be delighted too!
do you have anything good to say about the Gardai?
 
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