Teaching of Irish set for overhaul

Monday 05 February 2007 16.13
Teaching of Irish set for overhaul

A nationwide campaign was launched today aimed at overhauling the way Irish is taught in schools.

The campaign is being organised by Conradh na Gaeilge and is supported by the Union of Secondary Students and the Union of Students in Ireland.

They are seeking all party support on the policy in the run-up to the next General Election.

The policy is comprised of three key recommendations, which includes a call for all trainee primary school teachers to be taught through Irish in an all-Irish environment for one academic year.