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#SNA

# sna - Saturday 2 June, 2018

School says children 'may have to remain in their wheelchairs' due to SNA cuts

The Dublin primary school has warned parents that there will be “a serious disruption of services” in September.

# sna - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Special needs assistants vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action

A total of 97% of members voted in favour of the action.

# sna - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Every single child who needs a special needs assistant will get one

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said the increase will support 160 new special classes – many for children on the autism spectrum.

# sna - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Subway advertise for 'Sandwich Artist' intern through JobBridge

The placement is at a store in Galway City.

# sna - Monday 19 May, 2014

"No question" of reducing number of SNA posts, says Department

The Department of Education has rejected Micheál Martin’s claims that there are widespread cuts to SNAs.

# sna - Friday 16 May, 2014

Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education

We are a society, not a collection of economic units where some of our children can be victimised in the name of “value for money”.

# sna - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

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.

# sna - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Special needs association hopes FF protest heckles don't 'distract from issues'

The heckles aimed at Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin yesterday were also condemned by the party’s education spokesperson, Charlie McConalogue.

# sna - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Almost 60 per cent of special needs assistants assaulted - survey

An IMPACT survey says that the SNAs were assaulted by the children they work with, with 18 per cent saying it’s a daily occurrence.

# sna - Thursday 14 June, 2012

SNA allocation welcomed by Special Needs Parents Association

The association said it welcomes the 211 extra whole-time Special Needs Assistants, but said that the number of Resource and Learning Support teaching posts will not meet demand.

# sna - Monday 12 March, 2012

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.

# sna - Monday 19 September, 2011

Children's Ombudsman wants law change over SNA crisis

Dozens of parents contacted Children’s Ombudsman Emily Logan with complaints about SNA allocations for their children – but under current law, Logan is not able to deal with them.