Ministers Foley and Madigan announce that Budget 2021 brings significant increase in investment in education

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Ministers Foley and Madigan announce that Budget 2021 brings significant increase in investment in education: over 2,100 new teachers and special needs assistants; important new measures in special educational needs and social inclusion.

  • Budget increases by €410 million to €8.9 billion as special education, DEIS schools and all primary and post-primary schools benefit from new investment.
  • This increase is additional to the significant financial supports already being provided to support schools in remaining open during the Covid-19 crisis.
  • Continued capital investment to build new schools to meet growing demand and to improve existing schools.

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