Tadhg Ó Laoire, Saoirse Ní Mhechair, Jatan Brahmbhatt and Aobhaí Ní Dhuiginn, pupils at  Gaelscoil Thaobh na Coille, Stepaside. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Brendan Shalvey put his daughter’s name down on the waiting list to attend his local Gaelscoil in Kilcock, Co Kildare, when she was just nine months o(...)

A Department of Education analysis of school enrolment for 2015/2016 shows non-Irish nationals accounted for 10.6 per cent of pupils in primary education. By contrast, among all-Irish primary schools, this fell to 1.6 per cent. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish-speaking schools are significantly less likely to have non-Irish national students than other schools, new figures show. A Department of Educat(...)

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(...)

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In July 2007, the Harris Report indicated that less than one third of pupils from English-medium schools achieved mastery of the Irish language(...)