Newry MLA meets Permanent Secretary on Bunscoil an Iúir

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has met with the Permanent Secretary at the Department of Education on the need for new build facilities for Bunscoil an Iúir. 

McNulty was joined at the meeting with the school Principal and members of the school’s Board of Governors.



Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “Bunscoil an Iúir is a fantastic school offering an outstanding standard of education. 

“However, the facilities the school are operating in are substandard and well out of date. 

“The Principal and Board of Governors have been working hard over recent years to progress plans for modern, suitable and fit for purpose accommodation, however they keep hitting a brick wall.



He continued, “I hosted a meeting with the Permanent Secretary Derek Baker and his officials in Newry to discuss the needs of the school going forward and progress has been made. 

“There are a number of options and sites under consideration and these will be progressed in partnership with the school’s management.

“Education through the medium of Irish is in high demand, right across the north and in this constituency in particular. 

The local MLA added, “Children deserve to be taught in modern fit for purpose accommodation no matter which stream of education they choose to follow. I welcome the progress made at our meeting and hope that further progress will be made in the months ahead.”



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