Minister Josepha Madigan welcomes new special class places as students return to school

Date: Aug 31, 2021

Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion, Josepha Madigan TD, has expressed her best wishes to students returning to school, particularly those with additional needs or facing disadvantage. She thanks all the special educational needs organisers around the country for their work in supporting special education and the establishment of special classes.

She is particularly pleased to see 269 new special classes being established this year to provide an additional 1,600 places across the country and would like to pay tribute to all our schools, particularly the schools who are establishing special classes for the first time.