Thanks to Anna O’Flanagan for her time and commitment as a director of Educate Together. Anna stepped down after two years supporting ET to develop strategy and programmes nationally. On Saturday, we had four DSP people at the ET AGM – an early start at 9:00am! Dr Áine Hyland spoke about the set up of DSP 40 years ago – a birthday shared by DSP and ET.

Ross McManus, chairperson of DSPNS board of management (BoM), was in attendance. One of the hot topics is the new Admissions Act. This act requires the cessation of first come, first serve as a criteria for enrolment. The BoM will be busy in the weeks/months ahead preparing a dual enrolment system for the DSP community in preparation for when the Admissions Act comes into power.