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# Plurality
Educate Together to run new primary school at former priest-training college
The organisation also won the patronage of a primary school in Cabra.

EDUCATE TOGETHER HAS won the patronage of two new primary schools in Cabra and Drumcondra.

The Drumcondra school will open in September and will temporarily house at the former priest-training college, All Hallows. A brand new school building will later be constructed on the site.

Labour senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin welcomed the announcement today, describing it as a significant achievement for the local campaigning group that had been working for the past five years to secure the patronage.

The second school is located on the Bannow Road in Cabra. Education Minister Richard Bruton also announced a school in the Goatstown/Stillorgan area will come under the patronage of An Foras Pátrúnachta.

“I am delighted to announce the patronage of these three new schools being built to cater for growing populations,” he said.

“These decisions reflect a particular process which we have put in place to provide for demonstrated parental demand and for plurality of patronage. It is very welcome that these schools will reflect the stated choice of parents in the area, and will increase diversity of primary education provision in the relevant areas.”

Read: ‘Like most of my friends, I baptised my children so they could go to school’: The anger of Ireland’s non-religious parents>

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