Dr. Niall Muldoon is appearing before the Oireachtas Education Committee today.
The Children’s Ombudsman says a counsellor should be available in every primary school in Ireland.
The organisation said that there has been a 'noted increase' in serious bullying among young people.
It told the Oireachtas Education Committee, on which sits Kildare Senator, Fiona O'Loughlin, that many schools are not able to deal with the issue.
Dr. Niall Muldoon is appearing before the Joint Committee on Education, Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science to discuss school bullying and the impact on mental health.— Ombudsman for Children (@OCO_ireland) May 4, 2021
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Sinn Fein education spokesman Donnchadh O'Laoghaire says there are major concerns about online bullying.