June 24, 2024
No DEIS school should be declined funding for a breakfast club – Sorca Clarke TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Education, Sorca Clarke TD, has said that no DEIS school should be declined funding for a breakfast club.

Teachta Clarke said:

“In the 2023/2024 school year, six DEIS Urban Band 1 schools were declined funding for a breakfast club.

“Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day. It contributes massively to a person’s energy and concentration levels which is essential for student health and academic success.

“We must remember that supports offered by the School Meal Programme whether it be breakfast, a cold lunch, or a hot meal can be the difference between a child eating that day or not.

“In the case of these six schools in Carlow, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Mayo, DEIS status had already been granted.

“The disadvantage and deprivation of these schools had already been recognised.

“However, they were declined funding for a breakfast club for the sole reason that they were ‘newly designated DEIS schools’.

“Where is the equity and fairness in it all?

“There should not be a hierarchy of DEIS schools.

“All DEIS schools should have equal access and adequate supports provided to them in a timely manner.”

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

Gardaí must be given all necessary support to end scenes of intimidation at Malahide Road – Pa Daly TD

"This is a community under attack from people determined to spread fear and hate. The community wants the mindless violence to stop immediately."

There are serious questions to be answered about the use of Shannon Airport. We're talking about potential complicity in Israeli genocide.

The time has come to impose sanctions on Israel's regime, which has been responsible for the deaths of up to 185,000 people @Farrell_Mairead

Cllr. Mícheál Mac Donncha condemns ‘deplorable’ violent criminal acts on Malahide Road

"This is an effort to spread fear and hate in our communities and the vast majority of decent people want nothing to do with it."

The next time a ball is kicked for the European Championship, it could be at Casement Park!

This is our time to shine on the global stage. Let’s make it happen!


Load More