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Bishop Brendan Kelly welcomes announcement of new post-primary schools

Bishop Brendan Kelly welcomes announcement of new post-primary schools

The Council for Education of the Irish Episcopal Conference welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills Mr Ruairi Quinn TD of nine new post-primary schools.

Bishop Brendan Kelly, chairman of the Council, said, “I wish to congratulate the Edmund Rice Schools Trust and the Diocese of Cloyne, in partnership with the Cork Education & Training Board, on their successful applications for new schools in Carrigaline and Midleton/Carrigtwohill respectively.”

Bishop Kelly continued, “These were the only two areas where Catholic patrons applied and it is notable that in both cases there is strong parental demand for the proposed school.”

“The new Edmund Rice school in Carrigaline will be a welcome addition to the Catholic voluntary sector while the joint ETB/Diocese of Cloyne school in Midleton/Carrigtwohill will further strengthen the already excellent partnership approach between the ETBs and Catholic patrons around the country,” Bishop Kelly said.

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  • Bishop Brendan Kelly is Bishop of Achonry and Chair of the Council for Education.  The Council for Education articulates policy and vision for Catholic education in Ireland, North and South, on behalf of the Irish Episcopal Conference.  It seeks also to develop long-term strategies in education for the Episcopal Conference.

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