Minister Bruton Delivers New Law Making it Easier for Children and Parents to Access Local School

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., welcomed the passage of the Education (Admissions to Schools) Bill 2016 through both Houses of the Oireachtas. The Bill will now be sent to the President for signing and enactment.

This new law will deliver a number of broad ranging reforms, which will make it easier for a child to access their local school.

It will provide for a situation where a child (with special needs or otherwise) cannot find a school place, and allow the National Council for Special Education or Tusla to designate a school place for the child and require a school to open a special class for children with special educational needs where the National Council of Special Education deems it necessary.