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Breaking: People power prevails as Irish language school is saved

April 29, 2015

Colaiste Chineal Eoghain, Inishowen’s only Irish language secondary school, will remain open.

This afternoon the board of the Donegal ETB voted unanimously in favour to keep the school, which is based at the Tullyarvan Mill in Buncrana, open.

Donegal ETB will now write to the Department of Education to inform them of the decision.

The motion was put forward by Cllr Rena Donaghey, and all members present voted in favour of keeping the school open. Donegal ETB CEO Mr Shaun Purcell said Colaiste Chineal Eoghain is “open for business in September.”

Today’s vote comes after intensive campaigning by parents and members of the community in recent weeks, after news emerged two weeks ago that the school was under threat of closure.