Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (492)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

492. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost in the first year and in a full year for every 100 new special needs assistants recruited. [36751/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The cost of employing 100 Special Need Assistants in the first year from September to December 2019 is estimated at €0.9m.  The full year cost is estimated at €2.8m.

This estimated cost includes the pay increases under the Public Service Stability Agreement 2018 to 2020 and employers PRSI.