Survey contradicts minister by claiming that primary schools cannot fill vacancies

Primary schools are unable to fill one in three teacher absences.

A new survey says some vacancies are filled by people who are not qualified, while others cannot be filled at all.

The Catholic Primary School Management Association says the gaps are mainly caused by young teachers who are moving to the Middle East so they can afford a house here at home.

The survey contradicts a claim by the Education Minister Richard Bruton recently that there was no evidence of a staff shortage.

More in this Section

Teenager missing in Dublin for six days

Public appeal for help tracing missing person from Cork

'Help us bring Deirdre home': Father of missing Deirdre Jacob appeals for information in murder investigation

Seize Brexit opportunity to end partition, urges Sinn Féin


Making Cents: Car insurance travelling in the right direction

Boyzone Farewell Tour: Gettin' the band back on the road

Six things we learned at Music Minds event

Heart and Home festival: The very best of bluegrass

More From The Irish Examiner