Education cuts reversal key to keep Greens in coalition

Ireland“….The Green Party is seeking a return to September 2008 school staffing levels, which have been reduced by between 800 and 2,000 teachers – depending on whether the calculations of Mr O’Keeffe or teacher unions are to be believed. This and an insistence that third level fees should not be reintroduced in any form – despite Mr O’Keeffe’s known preference for a graduate loans system – are among key demands the Greens have brought to the talks, ahead of their party conference to seek approval for a revised programme on Saturday …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 6 October]

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