Hayden Moore December 22, 2021 7:35 pm
YOUNG people in disadvantaged communities all around the county are left to shoulder the burden of responsibility for the issues created through the lack of supports. That responsibility of formulating a future for themselves tends to fall directly on their shoulders, despite their environment not amply lending itself to prioritise education.
“I did well enough in the Leaving Cert but I found school very, very challenging,” he recalls.
“I would have been a bit older than other people in secondary school, I finished when I was 19 so I was a year older than people.
“I found it very, very challenging to be a guy who’s driving into school, had a job and then had to ask whether or not I could go to the bathroom.
“I was paying tax and voting, then going in there, sitting down and being shouted at by another adult.
“It was very frustrating and I ended up becoming very anti-authority.