John Wayne has a word for black propaganda (B…ix). Special Needs Assistants will not be cut.

There appears to be a rumour circulating that Fine Gael has plans to axe 3,000 SNAs (Special Needs Assistants). This is entirely untrue. The priority for Fine Gael in education is the frontline. Fine Gael wants to do the utmost to protect frontline resources including SNA resources in our schools and we will work with the education partners to find efficiencies in other areas to protect these vital resources in education. Any suggestion that the Party has plans to cut 3,000 SNAs is entirely fabricated.