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# Education Cuts

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TD accused of 'recycling' two-year-old list of education cuts
Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has raised concerns about spending cuts proposed by Education Minister Ruairí Quinn ahead of October’s Budget, but Labour says he’s trying to “increase his personal profile”.
Micheál Martin: Reversing special needs assistants cutbacks is only fair
Even as Education Minister Ruairi Quinn “was doing the right thing on resource hours, he refused to back down on Special Needs Assistants”, writes the FF leader.
Fine Gael TD gives half of his salary to local school to employ teacher
Brendan Griffin has set up an arrangement to give half of his salary to Fybough National School in his Kerry South constituency after it lost a teacher due to education cuts.
11-year-old student driven home to use the bathroom due to lack of SNAs
The primary school student at St Munchin’s CBS in Limerick, who is in a wheelchair, has had to have his mother attend the school to help bring him to the bathroom during the school day.
Budget 2012 will 'devastate' disadvantaged schools - INTO
The teachers’ union has said that disadvantaged schools will lose hundreds of teaching posts – which will instead be reallocated to schools in better off areas.
Watch: student leader confronts FG TD outside his occupied constituency office
The students refused to allow Anthony Lawlor into his own constituency office in Naas as they demand that grants and fees for third-level are left untouched in the budget.
Primary schools face larger class sizes and fewer special needs teachers
Dept of Finance considering education cuts ranging from abolishing Transition Year, to introducing bus charges for special needs pupils.