4th July, Independence Day for Children with Special Needs

On Wednesday next, 4th July, children with special needs, and their parents and school support workers, will take to the streets and lay claim to the independence that should be the birth-right of these children. Unfortunately, because of the catalogue of cutbacks being imposed by the current Fine Gael/Labour government, that fundamental human right is being thrashed as our […]

Alliance against Cutbacks in Education [ACE] Crucifying the Innocent to balance the books

6 months ago, the Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, was busy in the media defending the decision of his Labour and Fine Gael colleagues to attack the level of provision for children with special needs. The allocation of Special Needs Assistants [SNA’s] was to be dramatically reigned in and the provision of vital one-to-one resource-teaching […]