Monday, 28 April 2008


Gaelscoileanna around the country are turning hundreds of children away, as they do not have the capacity to cope with the volume of applicants.

Some Irish language schools are so oversubscribed that they cannot take applications for the next two years.

There are 169 primary gaelscoileanna outside Gaeltacht areas and 43 secondary, which cater for 35,500 students, and a further 139 primary and post-primary schools in Gaeltacht areas catering for 9,500 students...

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