Thank you all so much for coming and taking part in the protest. We know it was short notice but regardless of this, 500 people came out in force to demonstrate their disappointment with the Dept. of Education and Minister McHugh’s decision making on the patronage process for the Harold’s Cross site. Unfortunately, we have had no response from the Minister but we hope that he couldn’t help but notice the press we received on the day.
- Parents march with children over move to deny access to new school – Irish Independent
- Protest over ‘postcode inequality’ in accessing multidenominational schools – Irish Times (also Page 4)
- VIDEO: Pupils and parents protest for access to new Dublin school – Irish Times
- Protest Taking Place in South Dublin over ‘Postcode Inequality’ – FM104
FOI Request – 2nd April 2019
These tables show that the secondary schools in Dublin 6 are only oversubscribed because children travel from Dublin 8 and Dublin 12
The ETHX committee have written a letter to the new Principal of the Forward Planning section in the Department of Education in the hope that she will have a fresh and pragmatic approach to our concerns regarding the planning of the new post-primary school at Harold’s Cross.