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Old 27-03-2011, 10:08 PM
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Looks like the issue has raised its head again. Yesterday (26/3/2011) the Gaelscoil had a protest march through the city centre. This cost the tax-payer whatever it costs to supply 2 Garda Bikes, 2 Garda Cars and 1 HSE Ambulance and associated personnel. In addition they interrupted the traffic flow in the city centre. I'm sure commercial business suffered as a result. As if times are not hard enough.

It appears that these people are only interested in building in the tank field. They have refused alternative sites offered by the Department of Education. I'm not sure what the attraction is with the tank field.

Why should the people, and in particular the young people, who live in the environs of the tank field have suffer because a group of people, many of whom live outside the area, want to build a school at the tax-payers expense on the Tank Field. Different if it was the only option but it is not.

I see the Gaelscoil in Glanmire were able to negotiate a ready-made school in the old IBIS hotel. Are Gaelscoil Ghort Alainn not able to do the same. Mayfield community school if far from fully utilised and has plenty unused ground attached. It's a fully serviced site. In addition, this has to be a cheaper option.

The Bord of Management of the Gaelscoil have treated the residents of Murmont and Montenotte with utter contempt. Do they really think that they can simple pick and choose where they want to build a school, at someone elses expense. Maybe it's time the Bord of Management stopped looking down its nose and they might see beyond it. Maybe it's time the parents of the children who attend the school woke up to what's going on here. If the Bord of management had accepted the Departments offer of an alternative site back when it was offered a few years ago, the new school would have been built by now and everyone would be happy.
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Old 28-03-2011, 06:08 AM
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There are few enough green spaces in the city without another being taken up with this.
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Old 26-05-2011, 03:45 PM
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I see that Cork City Planners have put the ball back into the Councillors Court.

What a total waste of pubic money. The people who started this school with no premises and hoping that someone along the way would bail them out are costing the tax-payers a fortune.

Give them a school on land that the Dept already owns below in Mayfield Community School.
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Old 26-05-2011, 08:01 PM
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The tank field is in Mayfield.

"Montennotte," me hole.

Heh heh heh....


Nah the tank field is definately montennotte!

Mayfield doesnt start until the rob and kill!
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Old 20-06-2011, 08:38 AM
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The planning being obstructed for years due to NIMBYism and paying huge rent on substandard prefabs is what is costing the taxpayers a fortune.
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Old 20-06-2011, 08:44 AM
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The Echo had an article detailing how these people have been verbally abused - terms like Taliban etc..............may be Obama needs to open a second front centred around St. Joseph's.
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Old 20-06-2011, 08:44 AM
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The parents insisting that the kids going to gaeilscoileanna should have at least one parent fluent in Irish is thinly disguised racism.
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Old 20-06-2011, 08:46 AM
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Something they can't enforce and is recommended in ANY gaelscoil.
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Old 20-06-2011, 08:52 AM
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The following is an extract from a Sunday Business Post article on Gaelscoileanna, by Nadine O’Regan, that appeared in April of last year

One Dublin parent - we’ll call her Emily, although she wasn’t prepared to give her real name - has told The Sunday Business Post that the local gaelscoil is one she would be happy to have her son attend.

Emily likes this school not just because it’s in a good area. Not just because it gets good results.

And not just because it’s a gaelscoil. No. The reason she would be happy to have her son here is much simpler: at this school, she pointed out, “[her] child wouldn’t have to mix with ‘blacks’.”

For Pat, a former Dublin school principal who also insisted on anonymity, this kind of prejudice is not unfamiliar.

‘‘Parents’ perception would be that gaelscoileanna don’t have a high profile in terms of special learning needs or non-Irish nationals or Traveller enrolment,” he claims.

‘‘So for some parents the perception is that the gaelscoil is a better place for their child.”
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Old 20-06-2011, 08:53 AM
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I can't see what harm a new school will do up there.

It won't take up all the field and people will still have the amenity to enjoy.
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