Donegal TD says government have badly handled DEIS programme

A Donegal TD wants to see a review of the DEIS programme undertaken and a new round of funding designated.

Fianna Fail’s Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher says the government’s handling of the current programme is chaotic and shambolic.

His comments come following reports that the Department of Education’s designation of some schools was inaccurate due to the data used.

Deputy Gallagher has called on the Government to immediately fund a further round of DEIS and re-open it to all schools which currently have not received DEIS designation.

He says the whole scheme has been flawed since day one