Lisdoonvarna School “Can Apply” For Additional Supports – Department

The Department of Education says it will continue to engage with Lisdoonvarna National School as it deals with an influx of pupils from the recently opened direct provision centre there.

However, it’s stopping short of providing called-for additional supports.

Deputy Michael Harty has told the Dáil that the school has taken in 18 extra pupils over the past three months, and how many of these have exceptional language needs.


He’s called for the school to be treated as a special case, and for it to be granted an additional classroom teacher and an additional language teacher.

Thus far, only a half-time language teaching post has been allocated and Junior Education Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor says the school can continue to apply for more supports.