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  • Inspirational Temple Grandin points to need for investment in Irish special needs education 18 August 2017 -   IMPACT calls for implementation of Oireachtas Committee’s recommendations on upskilling of SNAs and other educational professionals The experience of Dr Temple Grandin, a renowned expert on animal behaviour and husbandry, and an inspiration to tens of thousands of people affected by autism, demonstrates the value of investment in special needs education, according to IMPACT […]
  • Vacant homes tax must be underpinned in Budget, say unions 17 August 2017 -   Ireland’s two largest trade unions today (Thursday) called on the Government to introduce a substantial vacant homes tax – with only exceptional limitations – in the forthcoming budget. Welcoming this week’s comments by housing minister Eoghan Murphy, who “put private property owners on notice” regarding vacant home penalties, IMPACT and SIPTU said the stance […]
  • Progress on IOT fixed-term posts 17 August 2017 -   The Department of Education and Skills has advised institutes of technology to offer permanent contracts to non-teaching fixed-term staff who are currently in “posts which would be considered as permanent positions.” The advice, which was set out in a guidance note issued to IOTs and universities earlier this month, emerged after IMPACT’s won a […]