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Midlands Families Under Stress Due To Lack Of School Places For Children With Additional Needs

A Longford / Westmeath TD is seeking a meeting with the Education Minister.

A midlands TD is seeking a meeting with the Education Minister to discuss school places for additional needs children in Westmeath.

Junior Minister and Longford-Westmeath TD Peter Burke has been speaking in the Seanad today, where he shared concerns with Senator Michaél Carrigy that there's a serious lack of school places for children with Autism in Athlone.

The Fine Gael deputy admitted the 30 places in the Athlone/Moate area are not meeting the demand.

He says it's putting unacceptable stress on families:

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