Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the allocation of funding to Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín, Castlelands, Balbriggan, for the development of an ASD unit classroom.
“I am pleased that Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín has been allocated funding from the Department of Education and Skills for an ASD unit classroom in the school.
“The provision of facilities such as ASD classrooms is of the utmost importance in terms of supporting children with autism during their time in our education system. We must work to ensure that all children in our schools in Dublin Fingal, and throughout the country, receive the greatest possible benefit from our education system. In order to do this, it is necessary to provide our schools with all of the necessary investment and resources to adequately support the needs of all students. It is essential that all children who require additional assistance and support during their time in education receive precisely that.
“I am delighted that Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín is receiving this investment from the Department of Education and Skills. With the youngest population in the State, Dublin Fingal is home to a large number of families with children in full-time education. It is vital that we provide schools throughout the North County with the necessary investment to ensure our children receive a high-quality education in an environment which is conducive to their learning. I will continue to actively engage with the Minister of Education and Skills, and her Department, to gain further supports for the future development of schools throughout the constituency.”