Pausing Of Construction On 58 Schools 'Sucker Punch' To Parents And Pupils

That's the view of the Labour leader, Ivana Bacik.

The pausing of construction on 58 schools has been described as a 'sucker punch' to parents and pupils. 

That's the view of the Labour leader - as a rise in building costs was cited for the stoppage in the Dáil this week. 

Parents in Laois say they feel they've been forgotten about after plans for new Kolbe Special School in Portlaoise have been shelved.

Despite construction on 58 schools coming to a halt, for now, Education Minister Norma Foley has vowed the projects will be completed. 

Labour leader Ivana Bacik says capacity will be an issue and families are already disappointed: 

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