Patrons are named to run a dozen new primary schools
patronage of 12 new primary schools opening in September has been announced after a decision-making process which included parents' votes.
Educate Together will run seven of the schools, four in Dublin and the others in Glasheen, Cork city; Leixlip, Co Kildare; and Kilcoole/Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow.
The four in Dublin will cater for families in Donaghmede, Howth, Dublin 13; Dublin 6, Clonskeagh, Dublin 6W; Goatstown, Stillorgan, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown; and Killester, Raheny, Clontarf.
Three of the new schools will be State-run community national schools, two in Swords, Co Dublin, and the other in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath.
And two of the schools will be under the patronage of the Irish-medium An Foras Pátrúnachta, one in Maynooth, Co Kildare, and the other in the Booterstown-Blackrock area of south Dublin.