Education Reform: Northern Ireland Good Friday Agreement

Education Reform

Rights, Safeguards and Equality of Opportunity

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4. In the context of active consideration currently being given to the UK signing the Council of Europe Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, the British Government will in particular in relation to the Irish language, where appropriate and where people so desire it: place a statutory duty on the Department of Education to encourage and facilitate Irish medium education in line with current provision for integrated education.

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