Update Colaiste Gaeilge in North Kildare 29th May 2014

29th May 2014 - Bernard Durkan TD

Uimhir:73, 74

Ceist Pharlaiminte

Chun an Aire Oideachais agus Eolaíoctha
To the Minister for Education and Science

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the extent to which he has studied
the submissions received in respect of the provision of a Coláiste Gaeilge in
North Kildare having particular regard to the increasing number of pupils
attending the various all Irish primary schools; if he expects to be in a
position to favourably consider this request in the near future; and if he will
make a statement on the matter.
– Bernard J. Durkan.

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the extent to which he has
received submissions from the authorities of schools (details supplied) in
County Kildare seeking provision of a gaelcholaiste in this area which was
previously served by Coláiste Life, Lucan but now unable to meet the increased
demand from north Kildare; if he is prepared to provide approval in principle
to a new gaelcholaiste in North Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the
matter.
-Bernard J. Durkan.

Scoil Ui Dhalaigh, Leixlip, Scoil Ui Fiach, Maynooth and Scoil Ui Riada,
Kilcock

* For WRITTEN answer on Thursday, 29th May, 2014.
Reference Number: 23628/14, 23629/14

Freagra

Minister Ruairí Quinn

I propose to take questions 73 and 74 together.
My Department has no record of the submissions to which the Deputy refers.

However, the Deputy will be aware that a new post-primary school is opening in
the north Kildare area in September 2014 and this new school will have an
all-Irish Aonad.  This will supplement all-Irish post primary provision in the
area.

My Department has confirmed that if sufficient demand for education through the
medium of Irish in the Aonad is demonstrated over a four year cycle,
consideration will be given to the establishment of an independent
Gaelcholáiste.

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