20 Feb 2010

Gaelscoil Loses Out Again

Posted by James Mernin.

The Minister for Education has announced 52 new school building projects with a total spend of €579 million, and rather unsurprisingly Gaelscoil Philib Barún is not one of them. In fact, only one school in the entire county of Waterford was among those announced (Presentation Secondary School, Waterford City) with Cork, Dublin and Galway topping the poll.

Somewhat ironically, the precise number of projects announced (52) is the exact reverse of the number of years Gaelscoil Philib Barún has now been seeking a permanent home. This is yet another cruel example of the backward attitude of successive Governments towards our campaign.

Source: RTÉ News, Tuesday 16 February 2010