Increases in primary school class size


Sir, – In his review of education in 2013 (“Winners and Losers: Education Review 2013”, December 17th) Peter McGuire repeats the Government line that “class sizes were not increased”. This is not true.

Class sizes in primary schools with one to four teachers were increased in 2012 and 2013 and will increase again next year. In this way, Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has targeted one-third of all schools for increases in class sizes. – Yours, etc,


General Secretary,

Irish National Teachers’


Parnell Square,

Dublin 1.