Shameful Cutting SNAs while waste continues

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I note that the IMF are happy for us to spend their money on a Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer for permanent wholetime position with Sligo County Council but are insisting that we cut 200 SNAs across the system.
Sligo has a population of 60,000 yet somehow it has a separate Fire Service. How can we continue to borrow at 5.5% to pay for replication of Fire service managements right across our country? I would not be surprised to hear that Tipperary had two separate services!.
Firefly has pointed out on this site that Northern Ireland has a single Fire Service for a population of 1.5 million.

If this position is really needed it should only be filled on a temporary basis pending the amalgamation of Fire Services across the country into 3 or 4.
Otherwise when this is done (it will eventually) we will have massive redundancy bill on our hands.

Dept to inform schools of SNA allocations - RT News

http://www.publicjobs.ie/publicjobs/en/star/goToJobDetails.do?bookletId=33673&id=1448

Shame on FF, FG, Labour and all the PS unions who continue to participate in this utterly wasteful farce. Shame!
 


Thekinghasnoclothes

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Cuts in hours of 20% are being made for 4.5 year olds with severe autism

Cuts in hours of 20% are being made for 4.5 year olds with severe autism in home tuition packages.

Yet there is 2.5 million to build a hanging basket
 

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This proposal is simply unacceptable. Didadvantaged kids should not be used as collateral for the ECB / IMF.
 

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Labour are driving this through the Department of Education

This proposal is simply unacceptable. Didadvantaged kids should not be used as collateral for the ECB / IMF.
Labour are driving this through the Department of Education.

Its cut pay or cut numbers
 

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Teachers and schools abused the provision of special needs assisstants.

It is they who should take repsonsibility for this mess.
 
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Teachers and schools abused the provision of special needs assisstants.

It is they who should take repsonsibility for this mess.
Do you think that borrowing at 5.5% to maintain 37 different local Fire authorities for a population of 3.8million is a responsible policy for a government?
The money needlessly wasted in this ridiculous replication could be better spent.
 

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Home Tuition for the most severe Autism cases is cut by 20%

Teachers and schools abused the provision of special needs assisstants.

It is they who should take repsonsibility for this mess.
Home Tuition for the most severe Autism cases is cut by 20%. Such Home Tuition packages are available in the absense of a suitable school place.
 

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I know its dreadfully un-p.c. to say so but is this not a waste of resources in and of itself.

In the cases of such severe headbangers how is any attempt at education a benefit.
 
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I know its dreadfully un-p.c. to say so but is this not a waste of resources in and of itself.

In the cases of such severe headbangers how is any attempt at education a benefit.
I am not going to say anything other than that you have not the slightest idea of what you are talking about.
 

Thekinghasnoclothes

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I was afflicted with severe Autism as a child.

I know its dreadfully un-p.c. to say so but is this not a waste of resources in and of itself.

In the cases of such severe headbangers how is any attempt at education a benefit.
I was afflicted with severe Autism as a child. I went on to earn three honours Engineering Degrees.

In the long run it is cheaper to help children develop.

Dr. Temple Grandin's Official Autism Website

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn_9f5x0f1Q]YouTube - ‪Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds‬‏[/ame]

The world needs all kinds of minds
 

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I know its dreadfully un-p.c. to say so but is this not a waste of resources in and of itself.

In the cases of such severe headbangers how is any attempt at education a benefit.
Are all the young people in Fine Gael little tory w@nkers?
 

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SNA's are Special Needs Assistants, who do a tremendous job each day in schools all over the country. They calm children who have emotional and behavioural disorders, change the nappies of children with Spina Bifida, communicate one-to-one with children who have autistic spectrum disorders. They are able to keep children with attention deficit and defiance disorders on task and not disrupt classes. Without them, quite a lot of children would have no proper access to education, whilst the remainder of the children would have regular disruptions and interruptions in their learning.

We are rapidly heading towards a situation where not all of the nations children will be cherished equally, and intolerance of difference is upheld in one of our primary socialisation agents ....

Family to leave country as school turns away son | Irish Examiner
 

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Teachers and schools abused the provision of special needs assisstants.

It is they who should take repsonsibility for this mess.
Some SNAs have it very hard however others have it quite easy. There is definitely scope for greater productivity in this scheme. Believe you me I know what I am talking about on this issue. There is waste in the system.
 

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I know its dreadfully un-p.c. to say so but is this not a waste of resources in and of itself.

In the cases of such severe headbangers how is any attempt at education a benefit.
to my eternal shame i gave fg a preference in the last election, never again.some of the posts on this site from fg people are shameful.going by youre logic we should cull oaps and anyone who is a burden on society.you should be ashamed of yourself.
 

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FG people are Autistic too.

to my eternal shame i gave fg a preference in the last election, never again.some of the posts on this site from fg people are shameful.going by youre logic we should cull oaps and anyone who is a burden on society.you should be ashamed of yourself.
FG people are Autistic too. We need neuro diversity
 


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