Annual General Meeting

Gaeloideachas General Meeting

Gaeloideachas convenes an Annual General Meeting each year to allow for the election of members to our Board, and the proposal of resolutions by our member schools. These resolutions inform and direct the work of the organisation on the schools’ behalf.

AGM

The 2021 Annual General Meeting was held on February 11th, 2021, online. Details of our 2022 AGM will be posted here in due course.

Membership

Schools must be registered as current members of the organisation to be eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting. To confirm your school’s membership status, check the school’s listing in our online directory:

If you have any questions regarding membership, contact eolas@gaeloideachas.ie or call 01 8535195. You’ll find further information on becoming a member of Gaeloideachas here: Membership

Gaeloideachas Board is comprised of representatives from three sectors – (i) Irish-medium primary schools outside Gaeltacht areas, (ii) Gaeltacht primary schools and (iii) Irish-medium post-primary schools – as well as representatives for six geographical regions. Click on the tabs to see which counties are included in each region. 

  • Dún na nGall 
  • Doire
  • Aontroim
  • An Dún
  • Fear Manach
  • Tír Eoghain
  • Ard Mhacha
  • Sligeach
  • Liatroim
  • Ros Comáin
  • Longfort
  • An Cabhán
  • Muineacháin
  • An Iarmhí
  • Uíbh Fhailí
  • Laois
  • Maigh Eo
  • Gaillimh
  • An Chlár
  • Tiobraid Árann Thuaidh
  • Luimneach
  • Ciarraí
  • Corcaigh
  • Tiobraid Árann Theas
  • Port Láirge
  • Cill Chainnigh
  • Loch Garman
  • Ceatharlach
  • An Mhí
  • Baile Átha Cliath
  • Cill Dara
  • Cill Mhantáin

Motions Passed at our AGM

This AGM calls on the Department of Education to expand the substitute panel scheme to ensure that it is established on a permanent basis for the next school year and that it caters for all schools in the country.

Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín

This AGM calls on the Department of Education to ensure that substitution is made available to cover all forms of absence, including initial days of illness leave and EPV days, to ensure that students are catered for appropriately.

Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín

This AGM calls on the Department of Education not to carry out subject inspections or whole-school evaluations until the next school year. Schools are under significant pressure this year due to Covid-19 and school evaluations would add to this pressure.

Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín

This AGM calls on the Department of Education to develop a National Policy for Irish-medium Education, as included in the program for government and promised by the previous Minister and the Secretary General of the Department, and that this policy be core to the Department’s action plan and Statement of Strategy to ensure a clear vision and programme of support for Irish-medium education.

Bord Stiúrtha Gaeloideachas

This AGM calls on the Minister for Education to urgently review the admissions process at primary level in relation to the catastrophic impact that it has and could continue to have on progression from naíonra into Irish-medium primary school due to the constraints in place.

Gaelscoil Osraí

This AGM calls on NEPS to review psychological assessments in Irish-medium and Gaeltacht schools, to adapt them to ensure their appropriateness for the linguistic context and needs of the pupils and to make assessments available through Irish.

Scoil Náisiúnta na Rinne

This AGM calls on the NCSE to provide Irish versions of their resources for schools and parents simultaneously with the English versions, and to ensure that those resources are adapted for use in Irish-medium and Gaeltacht settings rather than simply providing a translation, which may not be appropriate in all instances.

Scoil Mhic Dara, An Cheathrú Rua

This AGM calls on the Department of Education to provide guidance to Irish-medium schools with special classes and to Irish-medium special schools on the implementation of immersion education in infant classes.

Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín

This AGM calls on the Department of Education to develop support services through Irish for Gaeltacht schools participating in the Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme and for Irish-medium schools, including the services of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and psychologists.

Scoil Sailearna

This AGM calls on the Department of Education to conduct a comprehensive audit of the impact of the revised circulars on exemptions from the study of Irish on 1) the number of exemptions being granted, 2) the reasons why exemptions are being granted, 3) ways in which the criteria are being applied, and 4) the challenges facing principals in trying to implement the circulars.

Gaelscoil Osraí

This AGM calls on the Department of Education to take into account the needs of Irish-medium and Gaeltacht DEIS schools, and to issue guidance and support on best practice in immersion education, which would take into account the DEIS status and conditions of schools and in particular the level of disadvantage in the area where the school is located, as well as the additional Irish language and literacy supports required by parents.

Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers

This AGM calls on third level institutions involved in teacher training to recognise the specific needs of Irish-medium and Gaeltacht DEIS schools in their training and continuing professional development programmes, particularly in relation to early full immersion education.

Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers

This AGM calls on the NCSE to provide a training course through Irish aimed at special educational needs assistants in Irish-medium and Gaeltacht schools to meet their specific training needs.

Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers

This AGM calls on the NCCA to postpone the consultation on the L1 and L2 Irish specifications for the Leaving Certificate. The new L1 and L2 specifications introduced in 2017 need to be reviewed at junior cycle level before this significant change can be undertaken at Leaving Certificate level. The first examinations based on these specifications did not take place in 2020 due to Covid-19 and the NCCA has not received any feedback on their effectiveness.

Coláiste Pobail Osraí

This AGM calls on all Higher Education Institutions that provide teacher training to provide a module or course on teaching through Irish as an option for students. This would help with the supply of teachers in the various subjects where there is currently a shortage at post-primary level.

Gaelcholáiste Mhaigh Nuad

To address the lack of supply of primary teachers with a satisfactory standard of Irish, this AGM calls on the Teaching Council to require a TEG certificate at level B2 with merit (65% +) as a basic requirement for all who apply to register as a primary school teacher with the Council. Currently, as part of their entry requirements, all higher education institutions with the exception of Hibernia require a TEG certificate at level B1 (oral test with merit) for entry to the Professional Masters in Education (Primary) course.

Bord Stiúrtha Gaeloideachas

This AGM calls on the Department of Education to ensure that a higher education institution in the east of the country provides a full post-primary Professional Masters in Education course to meet the demand for and increase the supply of subject teachers for post-primary schools, currently being provided for by NUI Galway.

Coláiste Íosagáin

This AGM calls on the Department of Education to define its policy for the development and operation of existing Irish-medium Aonaid and the criteria for their development to independent school status.

Bord Stiúrtha Gaeloideachas

This AGM calls on the Department of Education not to establish a new Aonad if full immersion education to Leaving Certificate level is not provided for in both policy and practice, and where it is not, to instead provide Irish-medium post-primary education through the establishment of independent schools or satellite schools under the management of Irish-medium post-primary schools until independent school status has been achieved.

Bord Stiúrtha Gaeloideachas

This AGM calls on the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth to reinstate the funding provision for the Irish-medium early years sector outside the Gaeltacht which was discontinued in 2014, and to designate Gaeloideachas as the national support organisation for naíonraí outside the Gaeltacht.

Bord Stiúrtha Gaeloideachas

This AGM calls on the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth to make it a condition of any funding allocated for the provision of a service to early years settings that the support must also be provided through Irish.

Bord Stiúrtha Gaeloideachas

Annual Reports

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Buntáistí agus dúshláin teanga atá ag iar-scoláirí na n-iar-bhunscoileanna Gaeltachta agus lán-Ghaeilge ar aistriú go hinstitiúid 3ú leibhéal a fheidhmíonn trí Bhéarla

Taighde ón Dr Laoise Ní Thuairisg agus an tOllamh Pádraig Ó Duibhir ar an aistriú ón iar-bhunscoil lán-Ghaeilge agus Ghaeltachta chuig an tríú leibhéal.

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The special educational needs of bilingual (Irish-English) children

Research report by Deirdre Ní Chinnéide, POBAL on the special needs of bilingual Irish – English‐speaking children in the north of Ireland.

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Tuarascáil Bhliantúil 2010

Tuarascáil Bhliantúil

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Tuarascáil Bhliantúil 2011

Tuarascáil Bhliantúil

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Tuarascáil Bhliantúil 2012

Tuarascáil Bhliantúil

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Tuarascáil Bhliantúil 2013

Tuarascáil Bhliantúil

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Tuarascáil Bhliantúil 2014

Tuarascáil Bhliantúil

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Tuarascáil Bhliantúil 2015

Tuarascáil Bhliantúil

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Tuarascáil Bhliantúil 2016

Tuarascáil Bhliantúil

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Tuarascáil Bhliantúil 2017

Tuarascáil Bhliantúil

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Tuarascáil Bhliantúil 2018

Tuarascáil Bhliantúil

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Tuarascáil Bhliantúil 2019

Tuarascáil Bhliantúil

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Tuarascáil Bhliantúil 2020

Tuarascáil Bhliantúil

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