Two County Wexford Sinn Féin councillors attended a protest opposing cuts to special needs assistants in our schools outside Leinster House last Wednesday. Cllr Anthony Kelly and Cllr Johnny Mythen joined Sinn Féin TDs at the protest calling on the government to reverse these cruel cuts that have impacted on children with learning and behavioural difficulties across the nation.
Cllr Mythen said;
“If we tolerate these cuts aimed at the most vulnerable children in our country, then we will be feeling the negative effects of our tolerance for many decades to come. Everyone knows that our country is currently paying the price for years of economic mismanagement, and that we need to set our house in order. Does anyone outside the corridors of power really believe that cutting essential services for children who have special education and behavioural needs is the way to build a new nation? Getting rid of poorly paid sna's will certainly not solve our debt crisis. Condemning the most vulnerable children in the land to a hopeless future cannot improve our lot with the IMF. These sna cuts represent nothing but the ignorant stubbornness of an already failed government.”