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Neglect and rural depopulation raised in the Dáil by Martin Kenny TD

27 September, 2016 - by Martin Kenny TD


In the Dáil today Deputy Martin Kenny, TD for Sligo, Leitrim, West Cavan and South Donegal raised issues related to neglect by government of rural Ireland and rural depopulation.

Deputy Kenny raised the issue of two schools in Leitrim, at Kiltyclogher and Aghavas, one where there was no enrolment this year and the other where there were only two children.

Deputy Kenny said:

“This raises the issue of rural depopulation. There is no mobile signal there. There is no broadband coverage there. The school in Aghavas will lose a teacher and the one in Kiltyclogher is threatened with closure. The government should look to the pupil-teacher ratio, especially for small schools in the countryside and take account of the reality of life in such areas”, he said.

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