Michael Brennan: 'Tough questions surround the rapid rise in number of special needs assistants'

Has the astonishing growth in the number of SNAs improved the education of children?

29th December, 2016
Is the rise in SNAs justified? Pic: Getty

There are certain political announcements which are widely regarded as “good news”. This includes the opening of a new motorway or the arrival of an IDA factory to a town.

The employment of extra special needs assistants can be added to that list.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny made it be known in his Christmas media briefing that 115 of them would be recruited in the New Year to cope with rising demands. This is...

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