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McLaughlin congradulates Gaelscoil Éanna

11 June, 2008


Sinn Féin South Antrim MLA, Mitchel McLaughlin has congratulated the Staff and Pupils of Gaelscoil Éanna in Glengormley on its official opening by Education Minister, Caitríona Ruane.

Mitchel McLaughlin said:

"I would like to congratulate everyone at Gaelscoil Éanna, pupils, staff, parents and Board of Governors on the official opening of their Gaelscoil. Having watched the growth of the Irish language sector in the South Antrim area over the last couple of years I am delighted for all involved to see their efforts come to fruition. Unfortunately due to Assembly commitments I was unable to attend the official opening but I can assure them of my continued interest and support.

"The determination and commitment displayed by all those involved in this project assured its success. The Irish Language sector is becoming the medium of choice for more and more parents who are recognising the benefits of bi-lingualism.

"I would also like to acknowledge the tremendous support that was forthcoming from Comhaírle na Gaelscolaíochta who are indispensable to the promotion of Irish Medium education. The continued increase in the numbers of people speaking Irish is testament to the work being done in the education sector by Comhaírle na Gaelscolaíochta." ENDS

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