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Ó Donnghaile welcomes continued growth in Irish Medium Education sector

4 May, 2016 - by Niall Ó Donnghaile


Sinn Féin Seanadóir Niall Ó Donnghaile has said Irish Medium Education continues to go from strength to strength. 

Speaking after newly released figures showed continued growth in the IME sector, Seanadóir Ó Donnghaile said; 

"The new figures from the Education Authority released by Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta show the continued growth of the Irish Medium Education Sector. 

"It is fantastic news that a record number of pupils - 700 - will start their primary education through Irish in September which will bring the number of children in IME to almost 6,000. 

"And almost 1,000 pupils are attending meánscoileanna across the North, almost double the number from just a decade ago. 

"This is a clear indication of the growth and continued popularity of Irish Medium Education among both pupils and parents. 

"I congratulate the staff, pupils and parents involved in IME across the North, as well as Comhairle na Gaelscoláiochta for the continued success of the sector."

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