Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell is delighted with the confirmation from the Department of Education and Skills that Lusk Community College has been approved to go to tender for Phase 2 of the schools development.
“I am delighted that Phase 2 of the development of Lusk Community College has finally been approved to go to tender. This is great news for the school, students, parents and the local community in Lusk.
“This phase in the development of Lusk Community College will provide a further 650 places for students within the school, bringing its total capacity to 1,000 pupils. The tender process itself will take between three and six months.
“Furthermore, due to additional allocations by the Government in Budget 2017, the Department of Education and Skills have also allocated the funding necessary to complete the construction of Phase 2 of Lusk Community School.
“As many parents and members of the local community will be aware, it has taken a lot of work and time to get this essential project to this stage. Having raised this important matter with the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, and his Department, on numerous occasions, I am pleased that he has taken the decision to provide both the approval, and funding, for the completion of this phase of Lusk Community College. The school will be contacted by the Department in due course to inform them that phase 2 of development can finally proceed.
“It is essential the investment in schools in the North County continues in order to ensure adequate capacity is in place to cater with the demand for school places resulting from our growing communities. Furthermore, it is of the utmost importance that our children receive their education in an environment which is conducive to their learning. I will continue to actively engage with Minister Bruton, and his Department, in this regard to ensure the needs of our local schools remain to the fore of his Department’s agenda.”