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Gerry Adams TD supports Irish Medium Education

5 September, 2019 - by Gerry Adams TD


Speaking today, Sinn Féin TD for Louth Gerry Adams said;

"Sinn Féin in Louth fully supports the continued development of Irish medium education in Dundalk and across the constituency.

"Coláiste Lú provides the only Irish medium second level education in Louth.

"Sinn Féin is committed to working with the parents of children attending Coláiste Lú, the school management and Principal and the patron LMETB to plan a way forward

"Children have the right to be educated in Irish; the government must provide proper resources to allow this to continue in Co Louth.

"There is a need for everyone involved in this dispute to work together to ensure that young people have the opportunity for an Irish Medium education.

"I am meeting with the CEO of LMETB later this month to discuss the issues in Coláiste Lú. I hope also to discuss the development of additional Naíonrí and Gaelscoileanna to increase enrolments at Coláiste Lú into the future.

"I raised these issues with the Minister for Education in July and officials from the Department will meet with the parents of children at Coláiste Lú in the near future.

"I have also requested meeting with An Coimisinéir Teanga to discuss these matters." 

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