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School holiday extension 'would create jobs and boost tourism'

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 09/10/2013. School holiday extension 'would create jobs and boost tourism'Tags: Parenting Parenting Kids

An extension to school summer holidays in Ireland would prove beneficial for both tourism and job creation in the country, it has been claimed.

Fine Gael's Brendan Griffin has recommended that children should return to school later than they do at present, with these extra days made up during the winter months, the Irish Examiner reports.

Mr Griffin pointed out school gates have started reopening at the end of August in recent years - a week that has traditionally been busy for tourism in the country. He stated: "If schools reverted back to the later September start date, this would have a positive impact on the economy and jobs."

The Kerry-based TD explained he put forward the suggestion after people in the tourism industry approached him over the issue. Mr Griffin represents towns such as Kenmare, Dingle and Killarney - some of the busiest tourist regions in Ireland, which would stand to benefit from a school holiday extension.

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801647335-ADNFCR


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