Ceist Pharlaiminte

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

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason her Department has not
sanctioned funding to maintain the third stream in a school (details supplied)
in County Kildare despite the clear demand; and if she will make a statement on
the matter.
– Anthony Lawlor.

Scoil Ui Riada, Kilcock

* For WRITTEN answer on Thursday, 15th January, 2015.
Reference Number: 1901/15


Minister Jan O’Sullivan

I wish to clarify for the Deputy that the school in question is recognised as a
two-stream school by my Department.

I also wish to advise the Deputy that my Department is in contact with the
school Patron for the primary schools in the area in question regarding pupil
enrolments. My Department understands that the Patron is consulting directly
with the schools involved, including the school referred to by the Deputy, in
relation to the enrolment matters being raised. My Department will continue to
liaise with the Patron, who has ultimate responsibility for the governance and
management of the schools concerned.