Minister Ruari Quinn promises to consider school transport issue

The Education Minister was greeted by around 40 protestors at the opening of the new Finn Valley College this morning.

Ruari Quinn said good morning to the protesters, and he said he would take their concerns on board.

Doengal South West Deputy Dinny McGinley spoke with the protesters and he will raise their concerns with Junior Minister Ciaran Cannon on Tuesday.

Speaking after carrying out the official opening, Minister Quinn praised the dignity of the protest and again pledged to raise the issue with Ciaran Cannon.........

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The parents are welcoming the commitment to discuss the issue, but say they would prefer to meet MInister Quinn and Minister Ciaran Cannon face to face.

They say they will not accept a situation whereby their children will be forced to go to school in Raphoe, when they live in the Finn Valley and there is a new college bearing that name.

Breid Mc Grenera is a spokespersomn for the Finn Valley School Transport Group....................

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