The plan to cut Meitheal supports to children entering Co.Wexfords secondary schools from small rural primary schools has being described as "Scooge-like and short-sighted" by a local election candidate and primary teacher.
Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin said:
"Nothing surprises me any more with this government who seem to know the price of everything but the value of nothing.This scheme across Co. Wexford provides invaluable support to children from small rural schools entering and integrating into the big world of secondary education. We even have the biggest secondary school in Ireland.To slash this support, all to save just forty five thousand euro is scrooge-like and shortsighted by a government who seem to know the price of everything but the value of nothing"
Mr. Howlin needs to intervene immediately with his cabinet colleague Ruairí Quinn to halt this silly cut"