Sunday, May 16, 2010


Looking for an Intern....

I was fortunate to attend an opening this week – the new Le Ceile school on the Mill Road in Mornington had its official opening on Friday and I was asked along.

The school has been in the planning stages for many years, so it was great to see the efforts of the parents and teachers finally come to fruition. Over the years I’ve been at meetings, fundraisers and also spoken about the need for the school in the Seanad, so it was great to see the building in place.

The pupils and teachers put on a show for the assembled guests, which was very enjoyable. Around the room I recognised parents from across East Meath – the catchment area for the school would stretch from Drogheda to Bettystown, including areas such as Grange Rath. It’s places like these that have seen significant population growth over the last decade; these permanent school buildings are needed to cater for this growth.

The next campaign in the area will be for a secondary school. I attended a meeting a few weeks back with parents who would like to see an Irish speaking secondary school in the area. Currently there is none in the region. It’s something that needs to be looked at, because we have new Gaelscoileanna starting up in many of our villages and towns in the area and yet once the students are finished primary school they have no options to continue learning through Irish.

During the week I also posted an application looking for someone to come in and work with me for the summer months. They would be working at least 3 days a week throughout July and August. The intern position would suit someone in full-time education who would like to get some research and marketing experience on their cv. The key requirements are for them to be enthusiastic, a team player with a grasp of EXCEL, WORD and the internet. If you know anyone interested that might be suitable then perhaps you could ask them to drop me an email.

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