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Mixed emotions for parents in lottery for school places [Independent.ie]

A GARDA was called in yesterday to referee a lottery for school places in a commuter-belt community whose population exploded during the boom years.

The schools crisis in Gorey, Co Wexford, has left at least 45 pupils without a second-level place for next September.

Some parents were reduced to tears as their long-held assumption of a place for their child in Gorey Community School evaporated.

Most of the parents involved do not have an alternative school to which to send their children because, for generations, Gorey was the automatic choice for second level.

 

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