Labour doorstep @ 12.30 on bill to tackle infant school absenteeism

06 February 2018

Labour Party legislation to tackle infant school absenteeism will be debated during Private Members’ time in the Seanad this afternoon.

The Education Welfare Amendment Bill 2017 seeks to to amend the Education Welfare Act 2000 which established the National Education Welfare Board (NEWB) but which only applies to children aged 6-16 years. Currently children enrolled in a recognised school aged 4 or 5 years of age do not come under the remit of the Act.

Education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin will be available to speak to reporters on the Leinster House plinth ahead of the debate this morning (Tuesday) at 12.30pm.

What: Labour Party doorstep ahead of PMB

Where: Leinster House plinth

When: 12.30pm, Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

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