Special Needs Assistants represented by Impact have voted for industrial action over what they say is the ‘fragmented’ nature of some posts. Photograph: Thinkstock

Special Needs Assistants (SNAs)represented by Impact have voted in favour of industrial action over what they describe as the proliferation of part-ti(...)

Children with special educational needs are still being excluded from activities in school despite an increase in support allocations, a parents group has said. Photograph: Walter B McKenzie/Stone/Getty Images

Children with special educational needs are still being excluded from activities in school despite an increase in support allocations, a parents group(...)

Siobhan Canavan (left) and Anna Marie Deegan, South Dublin, South Leinster SNA branch, at the inaugural conference of Impact's education division in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Almost 60 per cent of special needs assistants (SNAs) in schools say they have been assau(...)