Thursday, 30 March 2006
Irish Language: Statements.
Jimmy Deenihan (Kerry North, Fine Gael)
I am glad the Minister has clarified that. I repeat, there is no compulsory requirement to take English or mathematics. The Minister for Education and Science, while speaking on this topic before Christmas, attempted to mislead the public by pretending that there were three compulsory subjects for the leaving certificate. I do not recall precisely whether it was in this House or on "Questions and Answers", and she was corrected by the Fine Gael spokesperson on education.