The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today announced that five new primary schools being established from 2020-2022 are being designated for Irish-medium education.
The Minister took the decision following an analysis of the availability of gaelscoileanna in a number of areas of Greater Dublin.
The five new schools will serve areas of growing populations where there is no existing Irish-medium primary school or where there is more than one new school to be established between 2019 and 2022.
Minster McHugh said: “This is a significant step in terms of increasing Irish-medium education and all the benefits it brings. It will be a huge boost for a large number of parents in these areas who will now have more certainty about the availability of Irish-medium education for their children.”
The five schools being designated Irish-medium will serve the following areas:
- Donabate in 2020
- Newcastle_Rathcoole/Saggart in 2020
- Donaghmede_Howth_D13 in 2021
- Dublin2_Dublin4 in 2021
- Sallynoggin_Killiney_DLR/Cherrywood in 2020 or 2022