Tánaiste to replace FÁS with new agency

Tánaiste to replace FÁS with new agency

The Tánaiste and Education Minister Mary Coughlan has today announced that it is her intention to replace FÁS with a new training agency.

The state training agency has been dogged with controversy after scandals regarding expenses and the running of training courses emerged.

The agency has a budget of more than €1bn a year.

"In addition to the restructuring of the higher-level sector, it is my intention that in the New Year, we will see a renewed and freshly-mandated training agency assume the training work of FÁS" she said.

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