"At a national level he was involved in numerous projects with IPPN
over the years.
Mr Murphy was speaking at the IPPN
's annual conference at Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin yesterday.
Ted Glick is National Coordinator of IPPN
(www.ippn.org) and author of Future Hope: A Winning Strategy for a Just Society.
He said: "This festive season IPPN
encourages parents and extended family members doing the last of the Christmas shopping to consider buying a book for the children on their list.
She is on the National Committee of the G/GPUSA and is G/GPUSA's representative to the IPPN
The Irish National Teachers' Organisation, meanwhile, blasted the IPPN
's comments as "unhelpful", coming at a time when teachers and parents were struggling to get to school in the middle of the worst cold snap in decades.
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spokesman Sean Cottrell said: "There is little evidence to suggest that homework as we currently know it, has any real benefit."
said it supports Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's renewed call for any Church members in a position of authority to take responsibility for mistakes made in the past.
He added: "It's shameful that the Government continue to endorse such profit-driven schemes while withholding the PE equipment grant from schools." The IPPN
's John Curran added: "Lots of local businesses help out schools and don't look for any recognition.
The crisis was highlighted as more than 750 principals gathered at Dublin's Citywest Hotel for the Irish Primary Principals' Network (IPPN
) annual conference.
The Irish Primary Principals Network (IPPN
) said there are legal barriers to managing under performing employees.