I am delighted with today’s decision to grant permission for a new school consisting of 24 classrooms and ancillary accommodation. I have worked on this issue for some time as I understand how critical it is given the current accomodation is overcrowded and has outlived its purpose. I met in March with the Principal of St Patrick’s, Mr Pat Costello, to assist in progressing this project with Kildare County Council.
I have also directly raised this with Minister for Education Richard Bruton T.D. in the Dáil repeatedly. I am very pleased to now see progress finally made following the commitment from all involved over the last few months.
From my meetings with parents and residents in Clane I know this will ease concern as the young pupils will have a fantastic new school in the coming years. I am looking forward to continuing to work with parents and the school to make sure this project goes through the tendering process with the Department as swiftly as possible.