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Education Minister Caitriona Ruane has defended a decision to take her 12-year-old daughter out of school for a trip abroad, despite guidelines advising parents not to do so. Skip related content
The Sinn Fein minister said she had acted responsibly and correctly, despite accusations she had defied educational guidelines recommending parents do not remove pupils from school for trips during term-time.
"My decision to take my daughter on a recent trip to Cyprus during term-time was taken as