Donegal Priest welcomes Education Ministers comments on small schools

John Joe DuffyA Donegal priest has welcomed moves by Education Minister Ruairi Quinn to review government policy on small schools.

Father John Joe Duffy has been campaigning on behalf of small schools – including those from Protestant faiths – as the Government threatened to close some of them.

But the Minister for Education moved to calm fears over the future of small schools earlier today, he said the situation needs to be dealt with on an individual basis.

Fr John Joe Duffy has welcomed what he says is a u-turn from Minister Quinn: