SocDems back calls for reporting on reduced school hours

SocDems back calls for reporting on reduced school hours

00 “The Department of Education itself says reduced timetables should be used only in exceptional circumstances and never as a behavioural management tool.” Social Democrats Spokeswoman for Children, Councillor Jennifer Whitmore, has backed calls for schools to...
Department of Education must speed up schools’ safety assessments

Department of Education must speed up schools’ safety assessments

00 “All affected schools need to know with certainty that these assessments will be carried out within the coming week, so that they will be in a position to advise pupils, parents and teachers exactly where they stand.” Social Democrats’ Spokesperson for...
Human milk bank needed in Republic of Ireland

Human milk bank needed in Republic of Ireland

10 “We can’t allow families and babies-in-need to be caught up in any potential political upheaval in the wake of Brexit. The Government needs to take a proactive approach and establish a donor milk bank in the Republic.” Social Democrats Spokeswoman for...
High childcare costs must be tackled with more investment

High childcare costs must be tackled with more investment

12 “High childcare costs place an unacceptable burden on already stretched families. The government needs to step up to its responsibility in supporting parents and ensure that sufficient funding is provided for parents to enable them choice in how they raise and mind...