English language and psychological supports will be needed in schools across the region to deal with the influx of Ukrainian pupils.

That’s according to the INTO representative for the Mayo/Sligo region Vincent Duffy.

The teaching organisation passed an emergency motion at their conference calling on the Department to provide adequate English language and psychological support for schools.

Thousands of Ukrainian students are expected to register in Irish schools from today (Monday 25th), with education officials estimating there are around 25,000 places available at primary level - and around 18,000 at secondary level.

Vincent Duffy, the INTO rep for Mayo/Sligo told Midwest News that it may takes weeks or months to determine how much additional staff will be needed for next September.

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