Education budget: Modest increase in school capitation funding

Ireland“A modest increase in school capitation funding and the creation of 1,300 new classroom posts are among the key education measures in Budget 2019. Overall, the education budget is set to increase by 7%, or almost €675 million, to a record sum of €10.8 billion next year. Much of the new funding will go towards keeping pace with our growing school-age population in the form of new buildings, training places and teaching staff …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 9 October]

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