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Govt attack on children with special needs must stop

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Fianna Fáil Deputy Dara Calleary has accused the government of treating children with special needs as an ‘easy target’ for budget cuts. Schools in Mayo and right across the country are to be hit with yet another dramatic reduction in resource hours from September.  This follows a 10% cut in June 2011 and a further 5% and cut in June 2012.  Overall, resource hours for children with special needs will be down 25% in the lifetime of this government. Deputy Calleary has described it as an outrageous decision that will have an impact right across the school system. “This is very distressing news, particularly for parents of children with special […]

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