The Department of Education insists that there are enough children in the area to justify the new Scoil Aoife in west Tallaght, Co Dublin.
European stocks dipped early on Friday, pausing after the previous day's sharp rally spurred by an interest rate cut from the European Central Bank which also launched new measures to support the euro zone economy.
In early trade, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 0.1pc at 1,399.68 points, retreating from a 6-1/2 year high hit in the previous session.
The Government has expressed serious concern about a US court order for Microsoft to hand over emails held on servers in Ireland to US prosecutors, saying it would create significant legal uncertainty about data protection in Europe.
Ireland’s plan to repay its IMF loans early is facing resistance from the European Central Bank amid continuing concerns that last year’s promissory note deal was bordering on monetary financing.
Irish two-year notes advanced, pushing the yield below zero for the first time, as investors awaited growth data that economists said will show the euro area will need more support from the European Central Bank.
Apple is planning additional steps to keep hackers out of user accounts in the face of the recent celebrity photo scandal and will aggressively encourage users to take stricter security measures, chief executive Tim Cook has told the Wall Street Journal in an interview.
Irish households became marginally better off during the first quarter of this year, according to new figures from the Central Bank.
Euro Topics: Poland soon to be ruled by an iron lady: The leadership of Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk's Civic Platform (PO) party announced on Wednesday that it is backing 57-year-old parliamentary speaker Ewa Kopacz to succeed Tusk. President Bronisław Komorowski has yet to give his approval. Kopacz is an iron lady, the left-liberal news portal Polityka Online comments: "We've known her long enough to be aware that everything she does, she does with courage and doggedness - many politicians lack this. ... And when she starts something she carries it through to the end. But it can also be negative because the new prime minister isn't particularly sensitive to other people's arguments. This became clear when she was health minister. She wanted to push through projects that didn't always turn out to be good later, including the attempt to privatise the hospitals."
Hungary better off as an illiberal state: Hungary's right-wing conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was severely criticised for saying in a recent speech that his aim was to establish an "illiberal state". The conservative daily Magyar Nemzet defends the idea, arguing that in the last decade authoritarian states like Turkey, Russia and China have developed much faster than the EU member Hungary: "Just take a look at the figures! And at how high our per capita GDP was when we entered the EU in 2004 and what it is now. ... In 2004 it stood at 10,085 dollars, in 2012 it was 12,560 dollars. ... In comparison Turkey's 2004 pro capita GDP was at 5,867 dollars, and in 2013 it stood at 10,946 dollars, almost twice that amount! Russia's tripled, from 4,109 dollars in 2004 to 14,612 in 2013. To say nothing of China, where it quadrupled in the same period."
International aid can defeat Ebola: According to the World Health Organisation more than 1,900 people have already died since the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and around 3,500 are currently infected. The world has looked away for too long, the state broadcaster Deutschlandfunk comments: "Only when two American doctors and a Spanish priest got sick months after the epidemic started did the virus make the headlines. ... Basically it's clear what is needed: more materials and more medical staff. If the international will to help is there, Ebola can be defeated in West Africa. Not immediately, but in a few months. ... The rapid spread in West Africa shows that the healthcare system there is completely inadequate. Offering support there and ensuring that this support really reaches the people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will be the next, difficult task."
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