School Subjects Being Dropped Due To Teaching Shortages

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64% of schools currently have a teaching vacancy, according to a new survey.

Schools are starting to drop subjects and limit enrollments because they don't have enough teachers. 

A survey from the Teachers Union of Ireland carried out in September and October found 64% of schools have teacher vacancies. 

77% have not had a single applicant for roles they have advertised in the last 6 months. 

An analysis of has found there are 24 teaching vacancies in the midlands - 10 in Offaly, eight in Westmeath and six in Laois.

General Secretary of the TUI, Tullamore's Michael Gillespie says students are now beginning to feel the impact of the recruitment crisis.

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