Fiona Flaherty with her son Danny. Photo: Ray Ryan

Families urge all parties to resolve impasse over special needs school reopening

 FAMILIES throughout north Galway are urging government and union officials to reach a solution that would allow special schools to reopen as soon as possible, following the collapse of negotiations last week.
Niamh English from Glentane, Castleblakeney and Micheál O'Flaherty from Palace Fields in Tuam have criticised the government for telling parents school services would resume for children with special needs last Thursday, despite a lack of agreement with unions.
The move was subsequently reversed and talks between the two sides are ongoing.
 Niamh’s son Harry, 7, attends St Oliver’s Special School in Tuam while Micheál’s son Danny attends the Ábalta Special School in Galway. Both families have struggled with the ongoing closure of the schools since Level 5 restrictions were introduced last month.
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