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Sinn Féin unveil Education cuts protest mural

19 September, 2005

Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Michael Ferguson will unveil a Mural Protesting against the Cuts to Educational Services across the Six Counties. Oigre Shinn Fein did the mural, which demands a real budget to support education and learning.

Commenting upon the Mural and protest pickets today Michael Ferguson said,

" The huge reduction in educational services is affecting every aspect of the educational entitlement of in particular our children.

Special Needs children are loosing Class Room Assistants, Ethnic Children are loosing Language Support and all of our children are affected as classes are amalgamated and additional literacy support services, music and sports tuition as well as youth provision are cut.

These are the affects of Direct Rule and while the foundation stones of our education system are being slowly eroded millions of additional money is being invested in England and Wales.

We need an end to Direct Rule and we need a financial harmonisation of educational entitlement and investment across the island of Ireland".

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