PDs to oppose any cuts in special needs provisions

Ciaran Cannon, the Progressive Democrats leader, has said the party will oppose any government moves to reduce the number of special needs assistants for children with disabilities in primary and post-primary schools.

6th September, 2008

Ciaran Cannon, the Progressive Democrats leader, has said the party will oppose any government moves to reduce the number of special needs assistants for children with disabilities in primary and post-primary schools.

Cannon said the party’s annual ‘think-in’ on Wednesday would consider the government announcement relating to the deterioration of the exchequer figures, the October budget and the question of public sector cutbacks.

‘‘Anything that will be done to jeopardise the...

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