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Lack Of Communication Between Department Of Education And Schools, Says Midlands TD

It follows Norma Foley's claims that there are 40,000 spaces in schools for displaced Ukrainians.

The Department of Education isn't communicating with school management amidst an influx of Ukrainian refugees.

That's according to Laois-Offaly TD Carol Nolan, who's concerns follow Minister Foley's claim that there are 40,000 places for displaced Ukrainian students within schools.

She fears a lack of funding, capacity and staffing issues could lead to another crisis in the education system if they're not addressed.

The Independent deputy believes hiring substitute teachers should be priority number one for Norma Foley:



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