Dáil debates

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Financial Resolutions - Budget Statement 2020

 

1:45 pm

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)

This will bring the price of cigarettes in the most popular price category to €13.50.

EDUCATION

Education is another area that has been prioritised by this Government. Over €11 billion will be provided to the Department of Education and Skills in 2020. This is the highest ever allocation to the sector and an increase of nearly €2 billion since 2016. Within this allocation, I am providing for over 150 new mainstream teaching posts in schools and investment of €1.9 billion in special education. This will provide over 400 additional teaching posts to support those with special educational needs and for the hiring of over 1,000 additional special needs assistants, SNAs.

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