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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Taoiseach says there shouldn’t be kids hungry in school but gives no commitment on funding

Fionnan Sheahan

Published 30/01/2013|11:27

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TAOISEACH Enda Kenny says no child should be going to school hungry.

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But Mr Kennny gave no commitment to provide extra funding for school meals schemes.

Independent TD John Halligan urged the Taoiseach to meet with school principals on foot of a survey last week suggesting one in five pupils are turning up at school without breakfast.

Mr Halligan appealed to the Taoiseach to meet with school principals.

Mr Kenny said €37m was being spent a year on school meals programmes.

“There shouldn’t be any child hungry in an Irish school,” he said.

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