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Archbishop of Dublin congratulates new Minister for Education and Skills

Archbishop Michael Jackson has this evening congratulated the newly appointed Minister for Education and Skills. He stated:

‘As chairman of the General Synod Board of Education (RI) of the Church of Ireland, and as a school patron at both primary and second level, I congratulate Ms Norma Foley, TD, on her appointment as the next Minister for Education and Skills.

‘Ms Foley is a member of the teaching profession and I have no doubt that her practical experience in the classroom will be of enormous benefit in her new portfolio, especially at this time of planning to reopen schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘I look forward to working with the new minister and, on behalf of the Church of Ireland community, wish her every good fortune in her new role.’

Board of Education (RI)

The Board of Education (Republic of Ireland) represents the Church of Ireland in all educational matters applying to the State, including as an education partner with the Department of Education and Skills and other educational bodies.  It also supports religious education in primary schools under Protestant management and provides support, training and advice to primary level patrons and boards of management.

Dr Ken Fennelly

Secretary
Church of Ireland House
Church Avenue
Rathmines
Dublin 6
D06 CF67
+353 (0)1 4125 609

ken.fennelly@rcbdub.org