Eimear and Sean de Faoite with children Ailbhe (6), Fionan (9), Naoise (12) and Ciara (14), at Kilcock, Co Kildare. Photograph: Eric Luke

Brendan Shalvey put his daughter on the waiting list to attend his local Gaelscoil in Kilcock, Co Kildare, when she was just nine-months-old. That wa(...)