Teacher leader issues Budget warning

Tipperary, Kilkenny and South Offaly ASTI representative Aidan O’Leary who teaches at Presentation Secondary School, Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary, is urging local TDs to protect education in Budget 2012 by voting against any plans to increase the pupil-teacher ratio or reduce resources to schools.

Tipperary, Kilkenny and South Offaly ASTI representative Aidan O’Leary who teaches at Presentation Secondary School, Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary, is urging local TDs to protect education in Budget 2012 by voting against any plans to increase the pupil-teacher ratio or reduce resources to schools.

Mr. O’Leary, who represents almost 1,000 teachers in 21 schools, has met government Ministers and T.D.s in his region and has highlighted his concerns at the potential damage to education in rural Irish schools.