An Foras Pátrúnachta calls for restoration of capitation grant

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An Foras Pátrúnachta has called for an urgent increase in State funded schools to enable them to provide for their basic educational necessities.

The call which has been echoed by the main management bodies in Ireland, calls for the capitation grant to be restored to €200 annually per child and thus reversing a 15% cut to capitation funding since 2010.

General Secretary of An Foras Pátrúnachta, Caoimhín Ó hEaghra, has said that the restoration of the grant is absolutely necessary to ensure schools can support themselves without having to ask parents to continue to fill the shortfall.