New primary school in Meath. There have always been protestant secondary schools in the Republic: some of them among the top performing schools in the country.
But it does seem surprising it’s taken 80 years to open a single primary school. Are demographics shifting back in favour of southern protestants? Or is the kind of educational diversity represented by the Gaelscoil movement just catching on? More detail.
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