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Thursday, 9 July 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 687 No. 5

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  1153.  Deputy Brian Hayes  Information on Brian Hayes  Zoom on Brian Hayes   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the progress made in regard to the commitment given in the programme for Government to prioritise reductions in the size of classes in the core subjects of Irish, English and mathematics at second level; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29411/09]

Minister for Education and Science (Deputy Batt O’Keeffe): Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe  The particular Programme for Government commitment referred to by the Deputy would require additional teaching posts in second level schools and therefore cannot be considered until the public finances are stabilised, economic recovery is underway and tax revenues improve.


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