IRELAND 30 March 2017
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Educational disadvantage arises where there are impediments to education arising from social or economic disadvantage which prevent pupils from deriving appropriate benefit from education in schools. In the school year 2003/2004, €61.8m was made available under four main initiatives to address educational disadvantage. The Comptroller and Auditor General carried out an examination that reviewed the targeting of additional resources, identified the interventions currently in operation citing opportunities for better practice and examined the arrangements in place for evaluating the effectiveness of the initiatives