Dáil debates

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Topical Issue Debate

Gaelcholáistí Provision

1:20 pm

Photo of Ciarán CannonCiarán Cannon (Galway East, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

According to the people in the building unit, the Aonad and Coláiste Cois Life have sufficient capacity to accept the enrolments likely to occur from the Gaelscoileanna in that particular region.

If the Deputies are making the case there is insufficient accommodation available within those two centres and if there is an opportunity, as one Deputy suggested, to look at reallocating a particular school building in the region, I will certainly undertake to raise that directly with the officials concerned and to revert to the Deputies on that matter.


Jennifer Smith
Posted on 18 Feb 2014 6:59 pm (Report this comment)

I am one of the parents whose child did not get a place in Colaiste Cois Life for September 2014 as the school has reached its capacity. Like Deputy Stagg said I do not consider the Aonad as an option and not supporting it is not demonstrating a lack of desire to have my child taught through the medium of Irish but that I want my children taught through full immersion of not only the language but the culture. Unless there is some resolution to this I do not have what I consider adequate provision for my child to progress on into post primary level. I also was under the impression the as parents we have a choice in the way in which we would like our children educated, this is not the case!!!!

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