Cllr Naoise O’Cearuil has called for an Irish Language Education Campus to be established in Maynooth
Cllr O’Cearuil asserted the need for such a campus during an interview on KFM earlier today.
It follows the awarding yesterday of patronage of a new primary school in the town to An Forás Pátrúnachta. This 8 classroom school, the town’s second gaelscoil, will open, in temporary accommodation, in September. A gaelcholáiste is to open in Maynooth at the same time.
You can hear Naoise speaking here
Frank O’Rourke TD has welcomed confirmation that the Department of Education has approved a three classroom extension to the Tiermohan National School (NS).
Frank commented, “Last year, I met with the Principal of the School and saw at first hand the need for this extension. I made representations to the Minister and the Department of Education to put pressure on to secure approval for this extension. I am delighted that the extension has now been approved.”
“As our demand grows for extra school places, we must build extensions or provide new schools for growing areas. I am delighted that Tiermohan have been successful in securing approval for their extension. Great credit is due to the Principal, Parents and Board of Management for their work in securing this approval.” Concluded Deputy O’Rourke.
Frank O’Rourke TD has welcomed the confirmation from the Department of Education and Skills that a school bus will now be provided for children from Johnstownbridge attending Scoil Dara in Kilcock.
Frank commented, “The new school transport service will be extended from Enfield to Johnstownbridge, thereby enabling all children living along this route to have access to a school bus service. I first raised this matter with the Minister and his officials, when a number of parents contacted me with their concerns.”
“I met regularly with the Minister of State with responsibility for school transport, John Halligan T.D., asking what steps are being taken to resolve this issue. Following on from these meetings, a recommendation is being prepared by Department Officials for the Minister’s approval and sign-off. I understand that this process is anticipated to be finalised in approximately 2 to 3 weeks.”
“I am delighted to have assisted in having this very important issue progressed for the children attending Scoil Dara Kilcock, and for their parents”, concluded Deputy O’Rourke
James Lawless TD has demanded that the new Minister for Education ensures that the tendering process is progressed quickly for the new school build in Millennium Park in Naas.
James has asked the Minister to detail the construction timeline for Naas Community College. You can read his response here.
James said, “It was important to put the new Minister for Education on notice. This is a vital piece of infrastructure for Naas and the wider area. Anymore delays are completely unacceptable. I asked the Minister to detail a timeline for the build.”
“We need to move to find a tender so construction can be built. This is the next step. I will continue to work with the school, parents, and lobby the Minister and his Department to ensure the project moves to the next stage without delay.”