I spoke today on the language Bill, as Gaelige, but I also made a plea for the campaign, as Bearla, that People Before Profit Cllr Hazel De Nortúin, have been a prime mover in. Hazel has succeeded in getting a Naíonara opened in Ballyfermot, but we need proper #gaelscoileanna for D10 and D12, that have none. Though this is a Dept of Education issue I called on Catherine Martin the Minister for the Irish language to support our campaign.
Ballyfermot is one example. The ‘brothers’ are closing a huge school to sell off the property. The area needs ‘Educate Together’ and Gael Scoil facilities. Why not take the schools and land that the State is owed by the De Le Salle brothers into State ownership?
People Before Profit TD, Brid Smith, warmly welcomes the work started today on the first Irish Language creche and cultural centre in Ballyfermot.
The Naionra and Irish Culture Centre will be developed in the former Convent Lawns Community Centre.