Twenty per cent of school kids going hungry

Twenty per cent of school kids going hungry
One in five students are arriving at school or going to bed hungry due to neglect or inequality, a former Donegal deputy principal has claimed.

One in five students are arriving at school or going to bed hungry due to neglect or inequality, a former Donegal deputy principal has claimed.

Former deputy principal of Carndonagh Community School Carmel Doherty told a conference on the subject of inequality in society that she personally witnessed up to 20% of students going hungry on a regular basis.

A teacher for 25 years, Mrs Doherty said it was not until she became deputy principal for seven and half years that she “woke up” to the reality some pupils experienced.

Read more in Thursday’s Donegal Democrat.

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Live editorial team any time. To contact Donegal Democrat and Donegal People's Press, email editorial@donegaldemocrat.ie To contact Donegal Post, email editor@donegalpost.com To contact Inish Times, email editor@inishtimes.com.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.