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Irish schools body seeks legal review over patronage

An Foras Pátrúnachta claims process discriminates against Irish-language applicants

12th April, 2020
An Foras is seeking a legal review of patronage decisions amid claims that the process is not in line with the state’s policy of extending bilingualism in Irish society

The main management body for Irish-speaking schools is taking legal action against the Department of Education.

An Foras Pátrúnachta is claiming that parents are being “discriminated” against in the process of giving out patronage for new schools.

The largest patron body for Irish-language schools is now seeking a judicial review over a decision by the Department of Education to establish an Educate Together school in a Dublin suburb, rather...

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