Tipperary school funding welcomed by Coonan

Fine Gael TD Noel Coonan
Noel Coonan TD has welcomed the news that nine County Tipperary schools have been successful in their staffing appeals for English as an Additional Language posts and Mainstream Classroom Teachers.

Noel Coonan TD has welcomed the news that nine County Tipperary schools have been successful in their staffing appeals for English as an Additional Language posts and Mainstream Classroom Teachers.

The local Fine Gael TD said the Appeals Board met last week to adjudicate on the appeals received.

“This is uplifting news for the staff, pupils and families associated with the nine schools that were thankfully successful in their appeals. They will be notified in the coming days that they have been awarded teaching posts with some schools awarded more than one teacher resulting from last week’s adjudication,” explained Deputy Coonan.

“Seven Tipperary schools were successful with their Mainstream Classroom Teachers (MCT) appeals upheld. Two Tipperary schools had their English as an Additional Language (EAL) appeals provisionally upheld,” said Deputy Coonan.

St Mary’s Jnr BNS, Nenagh, and Tipperary Jnr BNS, Tipperary had their EAL post appeals provisionally upheld pending confirmation of enrolments in September.

Meanwhile, the schools who had their MCT appeals upheld or provisionally upheld include: Sacred Heart Primary School, Roscrea, Killenaule NS, Drom NS, Thurles, St Teresa’s NS, Borrisoleigh, SN Lua Naofa, Lorrha, Upper Newtown NS, Carrick On Suir and Clochar Na Toirbhirte, Presentation Convent, Carrick on Suir.

“While there is good news for many, some Tipperary schools were unsuccessful in their applications or the Appeals Board has asked for additional information. I am calling on the Labour Education Minister Ruairi Quinn to reconsider the appeals that were refused in Tipperary,” said Deputy Coonan.