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A Sligo councillor wants it to be made compulsory for all teachers and special needs assistants to be trained in First Aid. Independent Councillor Marie Casserly says recent statistics show 15 people a day dying from sudden death syndrome and 125 people a year die from choking. Councillor Casserly says…

A Sligo Leitrim TD says he will be calling for a review of the assessment criteria for schools to get Special Needs Assistants. It follows confirmation that despite an overall increase in the number of SNAs assigned to schools for the coming school year, there has been cuts for some…