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Minister announces decision on Irish-Medium Primary School in Dungannon

20 June, 2011 - by John O'Dowd

Education Minister, John O’Dowd, has approved a development proposal for a new free-standing Irish-medium school, Gaelscoil Aodha Rua, in the Dungannon area.

Commenting on the decision, Mr O’Dowd said: “The Department has a statutory duty to encourage and facilitate the development of Irish-medium education and I examine each proposal on a fair and consistent basis. There is evidence of a demand from parents to have their children educated through the medium of Irish, with a successful Naíscoil already operating in the area.

“I have therefore decided to award conditional approval of grant-aided status to the school and wish the school every success in the future in delivering a quality education for its pupils through the medium of Irish.”

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