Written Answers. - County Galway National School Transfer.

Wednesday, 29 November 1978

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 310 No. 2

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Mr. Horgan: Information on John S. Horgan  Zoom on John S. Horgan  asked the Minister for Education if he has received a request from the parents of children who were formerly attending Newtown national school, County Galway, and have not accepted the decision to transfer to Moycullen national school, for a meeting with him; and if he will accede to this request.

Minister for Education (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  In my reply to Question No. 442 on 11 October 1978 I mentioned that I met a deputation of parents from the Newtown area in June 1978 who put before me their views on the retention of their school.

Officials of my Department met a deputation of parents in September 1978 and I met another deputation from the area.

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Mr. Horgan: Information on John S. Horgan  Zoom on John S. Horgan  asked the Minister for Education if he will carry out an enumeration of the population of primary school age in the townlands formerly served by Newtown national school, County Galway, with a view to establishing the extent of the need for a primary school in the area, and in particular the needs of Irish-speaking parents; if he will take appropriate action [305] to meet these needs; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Education (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  All the relevant educational facts about the parish of Moycullen are known to my Department. The needs of Irish-speaking parents are my special concern.

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney  Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney  With your permission I wish to raise on the Adjournment the subject matter of any one or all of Question Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 11 on last Thursday's Order Paper.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Joseph Brennan  Zoom on Joseph Brennan  I will communicate with the Deputy during the afternoon.

Mr. Horgan: Information on John S. Horgan  Zoom on John S. Horgan  I propose, also with your permission, to raise on the Adjournment question Nos. 2, 3 and 4 on today's Order Paper.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Joseph Brennan  Zoom on Joseph Brennan  I will communicate with the Deputy.


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