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Calleary appeals to Mayo TDs to oppose special needs cut

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Fianna Fáil Deputy Dara Calleary is appealing to the Fine Gael TDs in Mayo to oppose another dramatic reduction in teaching supports for children with special needs. The Dáil is to debate a Fianna Fáil motion this week, calling for a full reversal of upcoming cuts to resource teaching hours.  Deputy Smith is urging the Fine Gael Deputies in the Mayo constituency to ‘do the right thing’ and ensure that this damaging cut, which will hit every school in the constituency, does not go ahead. “Under a decision taken by the Education Minister Ruairí Quinn, resource teaching hours for children with special needs will be slashed by a further 12% […]

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