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Crowe - Parents and Teachers to Force the State to Deliver on Schools

12 February, 2003


Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Education, Seán Crowe, will be attending the launch of Tuismitheiorí/Teagascoirí Le Chéile (TLC) in the Mansion House at 8pm this evening.

Séan Crowe, Sinn Féin South-West TD said: "The simple truth is that the government has not delivered on capital investment on schools. While I welcome the amount of money put in over the last few years it must be understood that the schools sector has been underfunded for decades.

"TLC is asking for a once-off payment of 400 million Euros to bring 600 primary schools out of the overcrowded and sub-standard conditions they have fallen into. Considering the government was more than willing to give a tax-cut costing 350 million Euros surely the money can be found to take care of the children of this state.

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