Ballot rejects Communion date change for One Direction gig

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

One date change request denied: parents in a school in Limerick have rejected a date change so kids could attend a One Direction gig next year
PARENTS of children in a primary school in Limerick have overwhelmingly voted not to change the date of the school’s Holy Communion to allow children attend a One Direction concert.

PARENTS of children in a primary school in Limerick have overwhelmingly voted not to change the date of the school’s Holy Communion to allow children attend a One Direction concert.

Three families at the Gaelscoil an Ráithín had requested earlier this week that the date for First Holy Communion in 2014 be changed because it clashed with the concert on May 24.

A meeting in the school on Tuesday night became heated - according to reports today - when the parents insisted the date be changed, to much objection from others in attendance.

A statement issued by the school this morning said that “further to requests from a small number of parents to change the planned date, in order to reach the fairest outcome for all concerned”, the school balloted parents overnight on the matter.

“The result of that ballot has been overwhelmingly in favour of retaining the original date,” said the statement. “Staff, parents and children of Gaelscoil an Ráithín look forward to preparing for this very special celebration next May,” it added.