29 Jul 2009

New prefabs sanctioned by Minister O’Keeffe

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

The Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe TD has granted the school permission and funding for two extra 80 sq.m. classrooms. Following his refusal of our original application made last year the Board of Management successfully appealed the decision. Planning permission has been granted and it is hoped siteworks will begin before September. Pupils will not be able to move into their new rooms until October as work will have to be done internally on the smaller classrooms.

The Board of Management has sought to ensure all rooms are large enough to accommodate the bigger numbers in our classes. The granting of these new prefabs which will be purchased and not rented will achieve this objective.

Meanwhile the campaign for a permanent school continues.