Education

New Educate Together and Gaelscoile Primary Schools

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 (photo) The population has expanded greatly over the last 5 years. In 2007 I did a study which showed that an extra 32 primary school classrooms and teachers would be needed by 2015. Much pressure was exerted on the Department of Education and the result is that an Educate Together and Gaelscoile have opened in September 2008 by Lidl. These have 8 classrooms each and can be expanded to 16 later. The Department built them in 3 months from the time they started digging which must be a record! We…

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New Secondary School should be in Charlesland

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Because the town has expanded by 40% in the last 5 years another secondary school is needed in Greystones in a couple of years. A site near Lidl has been identified for it, however I think that a site on the IDA land in Charlesland would be better because it is near ready made sports facilities at the Swimming Pool, Community Centre and Recreation Park. There are also very good cycle lanes and footpaths to the site at Charlesland which is more sustainable. The IDA, having failed to attract jobs…

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Footpath from School to Newcastle Village

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This path from St. Francis National School to the village is finally complete. 9 years ago, when I was first elected to the Council, I started pressing for this as I considered that there should be a footpath from the village to the Primary School. Also many children from the Church Lane area have to get down the road to get the bus to Kilcoole schools. The century old footpath had been worn away by traffic and walking was very dangerous. Walking to school is good for the fitness and…

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