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Right to Read campaign

Posted on November 12, 2007

Cllr O'Riordain - Writing to Local Authorities all over the country about his Right to Read campaign
Writing to Local Authorities all over the country about his Right to Read campaign

During his term as Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Aodhan O'Riordain initiated a campaign to tackle educational disadvantage and eradicating illiteracy in the community, the Right to Read campaign.

Cllr O'Riordain, a primary school teacher, said: "Research shows that 30 per cent of children in deprived areas have basic reading problems. Many of these children live in overcrowded council accommodation, in an area without a library service and come from communities where access to formal education has been limited through the generations.

"Since I began teaching in the North Inner City in March 2000, it has become clear to me that the Council needs to take responsibility for this problem.

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