Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said that he is pleased progress is being made on the delivery of a new school building for St. Oliver Plunkett’s National School, Malahide.
“I am pleased that we are finally seeing progress being made on the provision of a new school building for St. Oliver Plunkett’s National School in Malahide. Over many years, we were given false promises on the delivery of a new school building. As a past pupil of the school, I have continued to work to make the new building for St. Oliver Plunkett’s a reality, both during my time as a Councillor, and since my election to Dáil Éireann.
“I have now received confirmation from the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, that the tenders for this project have been returned to his Department in the last few days. These tenders are currently being assessed by the Department, and following this a contractor will be appointed to complete the construction of the new school building.
“Parents, teachers, students, and members of the local community have waited too long for this project to become a reality, but now we are finally approaching the construction stage. Once the tenders are assessed, and a contractor appointed, it will be possible for the sod to be turned, the construction process to begin, and the new school building to be delivered.
“I will continue to engage with the Minister Bruton, and his Department, until such a time as the new school building for St. Oliver Plunkett’s National School opens its doors to students.”