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10 per cent cut in special needs support for schools - report

The Department of Education said that the reduced allocation of special needs teaching hours could be increased in some schools – if demand is less than expected.

THE DEPARTMENT of Education has announced it is cutting special needs teaching in schools by 10 per cent, according to a report this evening from RTÉ.

The cut will take effect as of this September.

The department said schools would be responsible for deciding how to implement the cut in hours and said that if demand is less than expected, the allocation of support may be increased.

Read the report in full on RTÉ.ie >

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