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Circular 0052/2019

Exemptions from the study of Irish - Primary

From: Department of Education and Skills
Published: 29 August 2019


Exemptions from the study of Irish - Primary


The purpose of this Circular is to advise recognised Primary Schools of the revised arrangements for the exemption of pupils from the study of Irish. It supersedes Circular 12/96 and the 2009 revision of that Circular both of which are hereby withdrawn. The revised arrangements set out in this Circular apply to English-medium Primary Schools only. Existing exemptions from the study of Irish granted under Circular 12/96 and held by pupils will continue to apply until the end of their post-primary education.

Sector: Primary

Author: Curriculum and Assessment Policy