Irish-medium Schools

Coryton, Demitri; Hargreaves, Arabella; Marshall, Michael; Waterman, Chris
May 2008
Children's Services Parliamentary Monitor;May2008, Issue 19, p373
The article discusses the motion of Lord Maurice Morrow of Northern Ireland to abandon the introduction of Irish-medium schools in Dungannon and South Tyrone. Morrow said that the schools will have a detrimental impact on the present and future education budgets. Minister of Education Caitriona Ruane said a statutory duty to facilitate and encourage Irish-medium education was tasked upon her. Also, enough numbers of commitment to Irish language recorded by the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages forced the rejection of Morrow's motion.


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