Written Answers. - Gaelscoil Recognition.

Andrew Boylan


388 Mr. Boylan asked the Minister for Education and Science when permanent recognition will be sanctioned in the case of gaelscoil Bhreifne, Bóthar an Iarnróid, An Cabhán. [24967/99]

Gaelscoil Breifne, Cavan, was granted provisional recognition by my Department with effect from September 1995.

An application by the school management for permanent recognition was received by my Department in June 1998. Following this, a report by a Department inspector on the development and operation of the school was sought. This report raised a number of issues that required attention by the board of management of the school before the question of permanent recognition could be fully considered by my Department.

A submission on the matter from the board of management has recently been received in my Department. Consideration of the school's application is being finalised in the light of this submission and a decision in the matter will issue shortly.