Corporal punishment was banned in Irish schools back in 1982 and made a criminal offense in 1997.
Do any Gaireans have memories of receiving the cane or leather strap or being slapped, hit or even beaten by their teachers?
I was a bit of a goody two shoes in school so usually avoided sanctions which were usyally lines or detention but a couple of teachers had ferocious tempers and threw blackboard dusters at us.
On another web forum a lot of older posters recounted harrowing tales of them or their parents being beaten black and blue by the Christian brothers or such. Dreadful!