Farrell asks parents in Swords, Malahide & Portmarnock to make their views known on patronage for new post-primary schools.

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has called upon school patron bodies to apply for the patronage of the two new post-primary schools, opening in September 2017 to serve our local communities in Swords and Malahide & Portmarnock.

“I would ask parents in Swords, and in Malahide & Portmarnock, to encourage the patron body of their preference to apply for the patronage of the two new post-primary schools in our community in September 2017. These schools, which will have the capacity for 1,000 students each, will open in temporary accommodation until the construction of the new school buildings can be completed in 2019-2021.

“Furthermore, parental demand is one of the key considerations when deciding on the patronage of any given school, and for that reason, I would encourage all parents in Malahide, Portmarnock and Swords, to make their preference known in relation to the new school opening in the local community.

“The allocation of funding for these two new schools, under Fine Gael in government, will provide a much needed increase in capacity at secondary level in Dublin Fingal. I will continue to push, as a local TD in the North County, for further investment in education at both primary and secondary level in our local community.”