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From TheJournal.ie SNAs at Dublin school to get €650 gift vouchers to carry out toileting duties for special needs pupils Labour Court

SNAs at Dublin school to get €650 gift vouchers to carry out toileting duties for special needs pupils

The Labour Court made the recommendation as a measure to halt the dispute between SNAs and Scoil Muchua.

From TheJournal.ie Mother blasts lack of apology after daughter with spina bifida treated by school staff wearing face masks WRC

Mother blasts lack of apology after daughter with spina bifida treated by school staff wearing face masks

Employees wore face masks while dealing with the girl, despite her not having a contagious disease.

From TheJournal.ie School says children 'may have to remain in their wheelchairs' due to SNA cuts Special Needs

School says children 'may have to remain in their wheelchairs' due to SNA cuts

The Dublin primary school has warned parents that there will be “a serious disruption of services” in September.

From TheJournal.ie Government announces 800 additional SNAs in schools for next term Education

Government announces 800 additional SNAs in schools for next term

This will bring to 15,000 the number of SNAs working in schools – a 42% increase on 2011.

From TheJournal.ie An extra 975 SNAs will be allocated to schools this September Numbers Boost

An extra 975 SNAs will be allocated to schools this September

Some 864 assistants will be allocated in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie Boost in numbers means there are now more special needs assistants than gardaí Increase

Boost in numbers means there are now more special needs assistants than gardaí

An extra 115 special needs assistants will be available in January.

From TheJournal.ie 566 new resource teachers are on their way for children with special needs Schools

566 new resource teachers are on their way for children with special needs

Resource teachers are in addition to the mainstream class teacher.

From TheJournal.ie 610 new Special Needs Assistants are on their way to Irish schools Good News

610 new Special Needs Assistants are on their way to Irish schools

The dedicated assistants will be employed from September 2015 onwards.

From TheJournal.ie Why are schools using JobBridge to hire SNAs? The Minister's pledging to find out Special Needs

Why are schools using JobBridge to hire SNAs? The Minister's pledging to find out

Primary schools are looking to fill 56 SNA positions through the JobBridge scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Special needs assistants unsure if they will have work in September Impact

Special needs assistants unsure if they will have work in September

The overall number of SNAs are up, but some schools have lost out on hours.

From TheJournal.ie Schools are campaigning against new plans for reviews of special needs assistants We Care Do You

Schools are campaigning against new plans for reviews of special needs assistants

A circular by the Department of Education outlines new guidelines that would see children with special needs subjected to reviews to keep their SNA supports.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education Equality

Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education

We are a society, not a collection of economic units where some of our children can be victimised in the name of “value for money”.

From TheJournal.ie Government approves appointment of 390 new posts for special needs assistants SNAs

Government approves appointment of 390 new posts for special needs assistants

The decision has been welcomed by the trade union representing the majority of SNAs.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2014: 455 extra resource teaching posts announced Budget 2014

Budget 2014: 455 extra resource teaching posts announced

The National Council for Special Education said the new positions brings this year’s allocation to more than 5,700.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: Nobody is going to be barred from the insolvency process Leaders' Questions

Gilmore: Nobody is going to be barred from the insolvency process

The Tánaiste was speaking at his first Leaders’ Questions of the new Dáil term this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 118 new classes to open for children with special needs Back To School

118 new classes to open for children with special needs

The classes will be based in 113 mainstream primary and post primary schools.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin: Reversing special needs assistants cutbacks is only fair Opinion

Micheál Martin: Reversing special needs assistants cutbacks is only fair

Even as Education Minister Ruairi Quinn “was doing the right thing on resource hours, he refused to back down on Special Needs Assistants”, writes the FF leader.

From TheJournal.ie Demonstration over special needs education to go ahead today Special Needs

Demonstration over special needs education to go ahead today

The planned protests over special needs education will go ahead as planned today, despite the Education Minister’s announcement yesterday, with parents saying the protest is not solely about raising awareness of the single issue of resource hours.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: Budget 2014 (yes, already) and Dáil scrapping Seanad? Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Budget 2014 (yes, already) and Dáil scrapping Seanad?

The final Dáil vote on whether to proceed with a constitutional referendum will be held just after 10:30pm this evening.

From TheJournal.ie INTO organises protest at Leinster House against special needs cuts SNAs

INTO organises protest at Leinster House against special needs cuts

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisationwill protest outside Leinster House next week to show members’ opposition to cuts to special needs assistants in primary school.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste insists: We're not cutting the budget for special needs teaching Special Needs

Tánaiste insists: We're not cutting the budget for special needs teaching

Children with special educational needs face a reduction in the amount of time allocated to them from next September. But Eamon Gilmore said this did not amount to a cut.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie 91 new classes for children with special needs announced Special Needs

91 new classes for children with special needs announced

Dozens of additional special needs classes will be provided across the country for September.

From TheJournal.ie Number of SNAs 'similar to last year' but schools to get less resource hours Special Education

Number of SNAs 'similar to last year' but schools to get less resource hours

There will be 10,311 special needs assistants allocated to schools across Ireland in September.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘Therapists are told to prescribe the cheapest equipment’ Read Me

Column: ‘Therapists are told to prescribe the cheapest equipment’

Ahead of a planned Dáil protest today, mother Lorraine Dempsey describes the daily struggle faced by parents of children with special needs.

From TheJournal.ie Special needs cuts 'devastating' for struggling parents Schools

Special needs cuts 'devastating' for struggling parents

Protesters will mass at Government Buildings next week in the hope of reversing cuts in care for children with special needs.

From TheJournal.ie Government wins Dáil vote on SNAs Education

Government wins Dáil vote on SNAs

A motion was also put forward to reverse the cuts to Special Needs Assistants but, notably, Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn was not present to vote against it.