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12 Schools To Lose Teachers

Senator Brendan Ryan, Dublin North, has expressed concern at the figures released by the Department of Education showing the number of teachers Dublin North schools are set to lose. 12 Primary Schools in Dublin North will lose teachers which will result in the children’s education will be compromised, as class sizes in Dublin North are set to increase, Senator Ryan said. “The Government claims that these measures are required in these tight budgetary times,” he continued. “The amount being saved is not justified.” 11 schools are to lose one teacher and one is to lose two teachers, as a result of the Primary Education Cutbacks.St Patrick’s BNS Donabate, St Patrick’s Mixed Skerries, St. Molaga Snr Balbriggan, St Oliver Plunkett Malahide, Lusk NS, Colmcille Boys NS Swords, Colmcille Girls NS Swords, St Cronans Mixed NS Swords, St Teresa’s Balbriggan, St Catherines NS Rush, Rush NS will all lose one teacher each. John Paul II Malahide is set to lose two teachers. “The government promised to reduce class sizes previously, and in the present economic circumstances it may have been acceptable to keep class sizes static.To increase class sizes however is unacceptable,” Senator Ryan concluded.