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Department of Education faces over 100 special needs court cases

The Department of Education is facing more than 100 High Court cases initiated by parents of children with special educational needs, according to briefing documents prepared for Minister for Education Mary Hanafin.

18th December, 2004

The Department of Education is facing more than 100 High Court cases initiated by parents of children with special educational needs, according to briefing documents prepared for Minister for Education Mary Hanafin.

The documents show that, while most cases are taken by parents to force the authorities to provide services for their children, some are seeking compensation for failing to provide services in the past.

The documents were prepared for Hanafin in September and partially released...

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