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Thursday 12 September, 2013

Column: Fee-paying schools don't offer an education any better than their counterparts
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# Opinion

Column: Fee-paying schools don't offer an education any better than their counterparts

Sep 12th 2013, 7:30 PM 1,579 Views 63 Comments

Private school should be an option, but that is exactly what it must be – a private self-funding system that does not rely on contributions from the taxpayer, writes Michelle Jackson.

Monday 22 July, 2013

Column: Why did JK Rowling feel the need to use a pseudonym?
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# Opinion

Column: Why did JK Rowling feel the need to use a pseudonym?

Jul 22nd 2013, 7:00 AM 576 Views 31 Comments

It’s been revealed that the Harry Potter creator used a male pseudonym and is in fact the author of a new mystery crime novel – but Michelle Jackson writes that it is sad Rowling had to do that to achieve critical acclaim.

Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Column: Why Irish ‘chick lit’ is the true barometer of our time
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Column: Why Irish ‘chick lit’ is the true barometer of our time

Jan 1st 2013, 7:30 PM 569 Views 21 Comments

Following in the footsteps of Maeve Binchy, Irish female authors are capturing what really matters to people today, writes novelist Michelle Jackson.