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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Quinn to tackle violence in class

EDUCATION Minister Ruairi Quinn will set up a group to oversee the implementation of a €12m plan to combat violent behaviour by pupils.

The National Council for Special Education yesterday presented a document on how best to deal with the problem, which it says costs €200m a year in additional teaching and care support costs.

'No Smoking' signs for playgrounds

DUBLIN City councillors have voted in favour of erecting 'No smoking' signs in council playgrounds.

The motion was proposed by Labour's Steve Wrenn who argued that exposing children to second-hand smoke is now classed as a form of neglect under new HSE guidelines .

Burner passed tests 48 times

THE Environmental Protection Agency visited the Carranstown incinerator in Co Meath 48 times and found no problems with it, a Bord Pleanala hearing has been told.

Indaver Ireland wants to increase the capacity of the plant from 200,000 to 220,000 tonnes a year.

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