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From The Irish Times: Over 2,200 new teaching posts being created

A small cut in the pupil-teacher ratio and the creation of 2,260 additional teaching posts are the key education measures of Budget 2016.

The Department of Education and Skills is to receive an extra €144 million next year, bringing its budget to €8.5 billion.

From next September, the pupil-teacher ratio at primary level will fall from 28:1 to 27:1. This will require about 300 extra teaching posts. Some 810 mainstream teaching posts are also being created to address demographic demand.

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