Children removed from school -claim

A number of parents in the Greencastle area are said to have taken their children away from the local national school in a dispute with authorities.

Yesterday the Journal was told eight children have been removed and should three more depart it would mean the loss of a teacher there.

It was unclear at the time of going to press what exactly lay at the heart of the dispute. One caller to the Journal claimed parents were not happy about ‘a number of issues’.

Amongst these were claims litte or no information had been made available about the running of the school the caller pointing to one example where, he claimed, funds raised by parents for one project was spent on another ‘without any consultation.’

When contacted Fr. Peter Devlin of the school’s Board of Management confirmed there were ‘issues at the school’ but said these would have to be resolved internally. ‘Publicity won’t help,’ he explained.