This Life: Cruel cuts

Scoil Mhuire in Wexford provides special needs children with opportunities they'd otherwise miss, but spending cuts have left parents and children worried, writes Fiona Ness.

1st September, 2012
William, a pupil at Scoil Mhuire, with learning support teacher Ms Lenihan.

Ultimately, it must be every parent's dream - to see their child grow and meet their individual potential. For most children in mainstream education and with a supportive home background, Ireland's school system goes a good distance to facilitate and encourage that aim.

But for a growing number of children - children with an economic or social disadvantage, children with special needs - recent cuts in government funding of education are throwing them back onto...

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