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Good news for teachers looking for work in Ireland in Budget 2015

There will be 1,700 new teaching posts offered next year.

MORE THAN 1,700 new teachers will be taken on next September to cope with the growing pupil numbers.

The announcement was made in the Budget this afternoon by Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin.

The majority of the posts, 920, will go to mainstream teaching posts while there will be 420 new resource teachers and 365 new special needs assistants.

Education has been allocated €8.3 billion, this is the first time since 2008 that the education budget has increased.

Howlin said the new positions marked a lifting of the public sector recruitment moratorium.

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