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Clare speaking on the Private members motion brought by Finian McGrath TD to address the needs of children with Down’s Syndrome in the school system. Clare accuses the government of kicking this issue down the road at the detriment of children who need resources immediately. Click on the link below to watch her contribution to the discussion:
Clare asked for clarification from the Minister for Education about enrollment fees at non fee paying schools. You can watch the Minister’s reply on the link below:
Clare Daly TD has denounced the government and Labour Minister Ruairi Quinn’s failure to remove the cap on special needs staff for schools in the coming year. The move would essentially mean a 10% cut to services for children with Down syndrome, autism, visual, hearing and other disabilities.
End of Academic year brings more anxiety for Students facing uncertain future in Third Level Education.
By a DCU student.
As the academic year comes to a close and exam season is upon us many students will be wondering if they can afford to return next September? With assignments such as reports, essays and examination preparation looming over student’s minds as end of year deadlines are coming ever nearer. Irish student’s minds are in a limbo cycle combatting academic pressures with part time jobs in order to sustain themselves. Recent statistics from college newspapers highlight how an increasing number of students are forced to find employment resulting in them missing lectures, labs and tutorials. This places many students at crossroads, should I work to pay my fees or try to pass my exams.