• Government approves appointment of 390 new posts for special needs assistants

    Posted on December 4, 2013 by in News Updates

    EDUCATION MINISTER RUAIRÍ Quinn has confirmed that 170 new special needs assistants (SNAs) will be appointed immediately with further 220 to be employed next year.

    It follows Cabinet approval of a proposal by Quinn to increase the cap on the number of SNAs working in the State. Approval today means that the total number of SNAs in the country will be 10,965 when the recruitment process concludes.

    The Department of Education said these extra posts will ensure that government policy of ensuring that every child who is assessed as needing SNA support will receive such support.

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