Motion no: 35


Conference recognises that education, and consequently investment in education, as being essential for economic development. Education is both a human right for the development of the person, a provider of a well educated workforce and a means of prevention of young people becoming an economic burden on the State. Congress therefore calls for a level of investment in education, at all sectors from pre-primary to fourth level, which will bring Ireland up from third last in OECD terms by setting as a target a level of spending of no less than 7% of GDP.