Advocacy & Media

Time For 16 Communities To Get Their Reconfigured Schools

Minister for Education Richard Bruton TD recently announced his intention to reinvigorate the 'reconfiguration' or 'divestment' process, a process to bring about more diversity and inclusiveness in the primary school system.
In response, Educate Together proposes that the Department of Education expedite the reconfiguration of schools in 16 areas that were promised schools by the State in 2013.
In these areas, families are still waiting for the Educate Together national schools they were promised by the Irish Government. Educate Together calls on the Department to now honour these commitments. Educate Together is prepared to work with the Department of Education and relevant stakeholders to open these schools as soon as possible. Now is the time to provide these schools for hundreds of families around Ireland.
Families in the following areas were told by the Irish Government that they would see equality-based schools established for their children, run by Educate Together:
Address: Educate Together, Equity House, 16/17 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7, Ireland - Charity Number: CHY 11816