Minister for Education Mary Coughlan has told the Dáil that 353 fewer special needs assistants will be sanctioned following completion of a review of special education. Link.
FF (and the Green's are not blameless either) are directly responsible for the mess this country is in at the moment. Billions to bail out the banks yesterday ... who better to pay than intellectually disabled children?
The next time Paul Gogarty claims that the Green Party managed to reverse the education cuts imposed by the FF/Green Government, he should be reminded of this.
And if all this wasn't bad enough Anglo Irish Bank paid top management €19m in the 15 months to the end of last year, including €7m in salaries and €1m in directors' fees. Link.
So, Anglo bosses keep their huge salaries and bonuses, while intellectually disabled children pay to clean up the mess.
Words escape me. They really do.
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