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Tuesday 14 August 2018

Three billboards outside Gaelscoil confront Bruton

Sandra Ni Gharbhain and Caitriona Ni Mhurchu at the school
Sandra Ni Gharbhain and Caitriona Ni Mhurchu at the school

A North Dublin school picked a blockbuster way to highlight their need for a permanent school building to Education Minister Richard Bruton.

Gaelscoil Cholmcille, in Coolock, has been operating in temporary accommodation since it was founded 22 years ago.

Yesterday the parents committee took inspiration from the hit film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri by erecting three billboards at the entrance to the school to highlight their campaign.

Message

The billboards spelled out a message in Irish for the minister, who was visiting the school to see Stevie the Robot, a hi-tech prototype robot designed to work in assisted care facilities.

Translated, the billboards read "22 years waiting", followed by "still without a permanent school" and "why, minister?"

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