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 It supersedes Circular 12/96 and the 2009 revision of that Circular both of which are hereby withdrawn.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.
Author: Curriculum and Assessment Policy