Tuesday 21 February 2017

Numbers at Gaelscoileanna soar

Fiona Ellis

Published 02/09/2010 | 05:00

THE number of pupils attending all-Irish primary schools in south Dublin has doubled since 2001.

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But this increase has not been matched by the creation of additional places at second level, it was claimed yesterday.

"There is massive unmet demand for Irish language second-level education in South Dublin," said Lugh O Braonain, spokesperson for the campaign to set up a new school, Bunchoiste Gaelcholaiste Dheisceart Atha Cliath.

He said a suitable building had been identified for the proposed Gaelcholaiste. The total cost of any refurbishment necessary to equip the Gaelcholaiste to the highest standard had been put at under €3m. An indication of the growing demand was shown at Colaiste Eoin in Stillorgan where parents put their children's names down yesterday for entry in two years' time.

Irish Independent

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