Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has said that, regarding the new school building for St. Oliver Plunkett’s National School, Malahide, the Department of Education and Skills has now issued a letter of intent to builders which indicates that the project is on-track to begin construction this summer.
“I am delighted with news that the Department of Education and Skills has now issued a letter of intent to builders for the development of the new school building for St. Oliver Plunkett’s National School in Malahide.
“It is great news for pupils, parents, teachers and the wider local community that the project is now on-track to begin construction this summer. We have had many false starts in the past, however, we are now in the final stages before construction begins.
“As a past pupil of the school, I am pleased that the delivery of the new school building is now in sight. I would like to commend everyone involved with the school, the Board of Management, the Principal and teachers, and of course, the parents, who have worked so hard over the past few years to make this project a reality.
“With the letter of intent to builders having finally been issued, all major hurdles the project has faced in the past have been overcome. The local community in Malahide have waited too long for the delivery of this new school building.
“The development of the new, state of the art, school building for St. Oliver Plunkett’s is of the utmost importance to ensure our children receive their education in an environment which is conducive to their learning.
“I will continue to engage with the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, and his Department, until the new school building is completed and its doors are open to students.”