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Labour Court rules that former principal of Wexford school was unfairly dismissed in 2015 and must be re-engaged

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Former principal of Gaelscoil Moshíológ, Aodhagán Ó Súird who was fired in 2015 for inflating pupil numbers was unfairly dismissed and must be re-engaged, according to a Labour Court ruling.

The Gorey native and one of the school founders was dismissed from his role for adding the names of pupils to the school roll in 2009. In the recent ruling, it was found that Ó Súird overstated the numbers of pupils enrolled in the school by nine. This included the names of siblings of actual pupils, of other children who were expected to attend in future years as pupils and of students who had been enrolled but had not returned. The Court heard that Ó Súird did this ‘to keep the pupil/teacher ratio reasonable in the school to advantage the children in the school’.


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