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Over 1,800 Ukrainian Children Attend School In Dublin

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

04:53 3 Oct 2022

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Almost 12,000 Ukrainian children enrolled in Irish schools last month.

Figures from the Department of Education the majority of primary and secondary school pupils are in schools in Dublin, Kerry and Cork.

Over 7,400 Ukrainian children are attending primary schools here while almost 4,400 are in secondary.

These figures show Dublin is home to the most Ukrainian pupils, with over 1,800 attending class in the capital.

It’s followed by Cork- where over 1,180 are attending school, and Kerry where over 1,050 are in class.

Monaghan has the lowest number of Ukrainian pupils with just 27 primary school kids and 18 in secondary schools.

These figures come as CSO stats show over 54,700 Ukrainians have arrived in Ireland since the start of the conflict with Russia.


A statement from the Department of Education says: "As of 30 September, 11,809 Ukrainian pupils have been enrolled in schools across Ireland.

"Out of that figure, 7,420 of these pupils have been accommodated in primary schools while 4,389 pupils have enrolled in post-primary schools.

 "To assist with the transition of Ukrainian refugees and their families into Irish schools Regional Education and Language Teams (REALT) continue to operate, hosted by the 16 regional education and training boards around Ireland and staffed by regionally based education support personnel.

"These teams are ensuring that clear, accessible information flows are in place between schools, local education support services and national support structures in relation to people arriving from Ukraine."

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