Parents protest at threat to teacher posts

An estimated 150 parents, teachers and members of the public attended a public meeting in the Carraig Hotel in Carrick-on-Suir last Friday to discuss a plan of action to fight the Government’s plans to cut the number of teachers in small rural primary schools.

An estimated 150 parents, teachers and members of the public attended a public meeting in the Carraig Hotel in Carrick-on-Suir last Friday to discuss a plan of action to fight the Government’s plans to cut the number of teachers in small rural primary schools.

Parents and teachers from Newtown Upper National School near Faugheen, Ballyneale National School and St Mary’s National School in Clogheen, which are facing the loss of teachers under new Department of Education rules, highlighted at the meeting the impact it will have on the children.

For a full report on the public meeting read this week’s edition of The Nationalist, which will be in shops on Wednesday morning.