Méid an Téacs

Concern raised over standard of Irish among teachers

Aibreán 2, 2015

Concerns have been raised at the Oireachtas Committee on Education by Irish language groups, over the lack of teachers at primary or secondary levels with adequate levels of Irish to teach in Gaelscoileanna.

Bláthnaid ní Ghréacháin of Gaelscoileanna Teo – a national, voluntary organisation supporting the development of Irish schools at primary and at post-primary level – said applicants generally tick the box to say they can teach Irish, however she said there is a big question over the standard of Irish of teachers. 1041

She also pointed out that there is currently an 45% over-subscription to Gaelscoileanna.