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(Ireland) 42% increase in special needs assistants in Irish schools since 2011

June 24, 2018, (Ireland) The Cork: 83 Special Needs Assistants for Cork Schools https://www.thecork.ie/2018/06/24/83-special-needs-assistants-for-cork-schools/ Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has welcome the news that Cork schools are to get 83 more Special Needs Assistance positions this coming school year. This will bring the number of SNAs in primary and secondary schools in Cork to 1,898. There will be 15,000 Special Needs Assistants working in schools across Ireland this coming September. This is a 42% increase on 2011, when the number of SNAs stood at 10,575.