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Falls Road Gaelscoil wins formal recognition - Adams

29 June, 2005


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, MP for West Belfast, has welcomed today's commitment by Minister for Education Angela Smith to give Gaelscoil an Lonnain, Falls Road, formal recognition. Gerry Adams has raised this matter with the Minister in the recent past and spoke to her again yesterday:

"The commitment which Angela Smith has now given will secure the future of Gaelscoil an Lonnain for the next 3 years. This Irish medium primary school has been playing a vital role in the life of the lower Falls community on a shoestring budget. The fact that Gaelscoil an Lonnain will now receive support from the Department of Education is the good news which parents, children and staff in this school have been waiting to hear. I now hope that this breakthrough will enable everyone in Gaelscoil an Lonnain to prepare for the new school year in September." ENDS

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