I am calling on the Minister for Education to deliver a programme of implementation for the structure of the proposed Maynooth Gaelcholáiste and urging all stakeholders involved to work together to progress the project. The call comes following a motion by the Maynooth Old Carton Fianna Fáil Cumman supporting the delivery of the school was passed during the Education segment of the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis.
The motion was proposed by local Fianna Fáil members from Maynooth in attendance, including Cllr Naoise Ó’Cearúil and Colm Ó’Cearúil. I was delighted to support the Maynooth Gaelcholáiste motion from the panel and it succesfully passed through our party’s Ard Fheis.
The motion calls for the Minister for Education to publish a programme of implementation, which would include Board composition, school policies, and management structure for Maynooth Gaelcholáiste from all the stakeholders involved.
I am aware of the demand for this Gaelcholáiste from parents visiting my office in Maynooth and from meetings with local groups. The town has seen considerable growth in recent years and continues to grow. This Gaelcholáiste will facilitate this growth and allow students who have been educated through Irish continue their schooling into second level, as Gaeilge.