Transfer dispute teacher finds new school
Secondary school teacher Dympna Mannion will not now have to move to Galway city's Merlin College to which she had been transferred in June by the Galway Roscommon Education Training Board.
The board, in a statement read out yesterday in the High Court, said it sincerely regretted the stress and difficulty its decision had caused Ms Mannion.
Ercus Stewart SC, counsel for the teacher, said that in talks with the board's legal team, led by Conor Power SC, who appeared with barrister Mairead McKenna, it had been mutually agreed that Ms Mannion would move "to a school in Galway".
Following the brief court proceedings Ms Mannion's solicitor David Nohilly, of Larkin Tynan Nohilly, said that while she would be moving to Galway in the new school term that begins next week, the transfer would not be to Merlin College.
It is believed Ms Mannion, of Headford Road, Galway, agreed during the out-of-court talks that she would move to Galway Community School instead.