Minister for Education Defends Corporations’ Right to Target Children in Schools

In response to a letter from Senator Joe O’ Toole, Minister for Education and Science, Mary Hanafin refuses to restrict commercial advertising in Irish schools.

Fianna Fail- ever the friend of big business interests

Minister Hanafin indicates that no protection is to be afforded to children in class and that

“Private companies are free to promote their business in accordance with accepted marketing practices.”

Taken from Campaign for Commercial Free Education website.

Read full text of letter here

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