Dáil Éireann - Volume 475 - 04 March, 1997
Written Answers. - School Dispute.
Miss M. Wallace Miss M. Wallace
180. Miss M. Wallace asked the Minister for Education the current position in relation to the 80 leaving certificate students who are attending a post-primary school (details supplied) in County Louth, whose parents are worried about a threatened strike by the teachers and the resignation of four members of the board of management, both  matters apparently related to a recent teacher appointment; the steps, if any, her Department has taken to resolve the issue in view of the worry it is causing to parents and students at this time of year; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5986/97]
Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach) Niamh Bhreathnach
Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): I am aware of the position in the school in question. I appreciate the concern of the parents and pupils. My Department is monitoring the situation. However, the resolution of the dispute is a matter, in the first instance, for the management of the school and the teacher union involved. I understand that a facilitator has been appointed and that discussions are ongoing between the facilitator and the parties concerned with a view to an early resolution of the dispute. It would not be appropriate for me to intervene at this time.
Dáil Éireann 475 Written Answers. School Dispute.