Dáil Éireann - Volume 617 - 05 April, 2006
Written Answers. - Languages Programme.
Mr. Deenihan Mr. Deenihan
Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Education and Science the progress she is making to implement the findings of the steering group established under the auspices of the commission on school accommodation to establish criteria and procedures for establishing and maintaining provision through the medium of Irish in second level schools or clusters of schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13183/06]
Ms Hanafin Ms Hanafin
Ms Hanafin: The report is currently being examined in my Department in conjunction with another of the commission’s reports on the criteria and procedures for the recognition of new second level schools. Both reports are being considered together because many of the recommendations, particularly the suggested procedure for recognition, apply equally to schools offering education through the medium of English and the medium of Irish. I am anxious to replicate the structured process which is in place for the recognition of primary schools in the post-primary sector. In the coming months I will set out how the issues raised in the reports will be addressed, including the development of a formal recognition process.
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