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.