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TUI dragging heels on deal to redeploy staff

John Walshe

Published 08/03/2011 | 05:00

NEARLY a decade later, we still have "surplus" teachers in about 40 schools around the country.

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Since the Irish Independent first revealed, in August 2003, that some schools have surplus teachers, the Department of Education has reduced the numbers by 80 -- or just 10 a year -- down from 250 to 170.

In other words, since 2003, around €80m of taxpayers' money has been used to keep teachers in jobs when they would more usefully be deployed elsewhere and the money used to tackle other urgent educational problems.

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