Thursday February 27, 2020

Quinn feels the heat over €100m cuts

Education cutbacks in October's budget are proving to be a major sticking point for the coalition partners. Niamh Connolly, Political Correspondent, reports.

24th August, 2013
Ruairi Quinn with junior infants Michelle Jolaosho-Odu and Yannis Adrian Coskea at St Benedict's National School in Ongar, Dublin. Photo: Photocall Ireland

Pupils are back to school next week, and the new college term kicks off in a fortnight, but already strong warnings are being issued by Fine Gael and Labour TDs about the need to protect certain areas of the education sector.

Labour TDs are particularly jittery about a major backlash from voters, since even further adjustments running to €100 million are now in prospect instead of the initial €40 million earmarked by Minister for Education...

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