Fianna Fáil Vision in Education
Fianna Fáil has prioritised education policy since its foundation. It is in the interest of all Irish people that investment in education is prioritised. Our schools, colleges and universities have a sustained record of delivering for Irish society.
Ireland’s education system has delivered enormous progress for our country. However many of the advances that have been made in education have been eroded in recent years.
Ireland requires an ambitious strategy to restore and enhance the quality of our education system.
Fianna Fáil is committed to reducing class sizes at both primary and second level, implementing measured curriculum reforms, increasing teaching hours and supports for special needs pupils and restoring guidance counselling programs that have been lost.
Educational attainment has a broad-ranging impact on many aspects of life, from personal development to civic engagement and economic well-being
Fianna Fáil is committed to increasing the funding to 3rd level colleges so that standards can be maintained particularly in the research and development areas. This is crucial for attracting foreign direct investment.
Fianna Fáil is examining a new loan system for young people who do not have access to the student maintenance grant to access third level education.
Reducing school failure, improving educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and ensuring fair and equitable access to third level for all pupils is a key priority in Fianna Fáil’s education policy agenda. It is not acceptable that that patterns of low educational attainment exist alongside above-average unemployment, emigration, ill health and high levels of exclusion. Proper access pathways through education allow all people to progress.
Fianna Fáil believes in a fair and balanced taxation system which rewards work, funds vital public services and encourages enterprise.
Making our capital city a vibrant place to live, work and raise a family.
End the mortgage rate rip-off.
Addressing house prices by supporting first time buyers and tackling rent levels.
Fighting for a fair recovery across the entire country.