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McCartney welcomes Derry Gaelscoil getting formal recognition

9 August, 2007

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has welcomed the decision to grant a Gaelscoil in his constituency formal recognition status.

The school that received formal recognition was Gaelscoil na Daróige

Mr McCartney said

"I would like to congratulate Gaelscoil na Daróige on receiving formal recognition status.

"This is the good news which parents, children and staff have been waiting to hear for some time. Its is a great boost for Irish medium education and the Irish language in the city .I must pay credit to hard work and dedication of the staff and parents, and a community of volunteers who have given their time, experience and who have worked at this tirelessly to get today's formal recognition status.

"In recent years we have seen increasing demand from parents to have their children educated through the medium of Irish .This is significant at a time when we see an over all fall in the number of children in our schools.

"Again well done to everyone at Gaelscoil na Daróige." ENDS

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