Nursery unit ‘good news’ for Irish language

Sinn Fein MLA Ian Milne.

Sinn Fein MLA Ian Milne.

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LOCAL Sinn Féin MLA Ian Milne has welcomed the announcement by John O’Dowd, Minister for eduction, that he has approved a development proposal for the establishment of a 26 part-time place statutory nursery unit at Gaelscoil an tSeanchaí, Magherafelt.

Speaking Mr Milne said: “I would like to commend the staff, board of governors and all those who have worked to put together this development proposal. The growing enrollment numbers show the demand locally for Irish medium education and the establishment of these statutory nursery places will assist them to meet that demand.

“This is good news for Gaelscoil an tSeanchaí and good news for Irish medium education”.