Decision not to proceed with new school building for Mulhuddart National School is a “knife in the back to local parents and pupils from a ruthless government” says Cllr. Patrick Nulty.
Local Labour Party Councilor Patrick Nulty has said that he is “shocked and appalled” that the Dept. of Education has not made a planning application for a new school building for Mulhuddart National School in Tyrellstown.
Following a lengthy discussion on the Tyrellstown schools situation on foot of a motion tabled by Cllr. Nulty at the local area meeting on September 2nd it has emerged that Fingal Council has received a planning application for only one of the promised schools.
Cllr. Nulty said “Yesterday Fingal planners confirmed that there was nothing to stop the Dept. of Education making an application to build the two permanent school buildings now.
“While it is obviously welcome that Tyrellstown Educate Together school is to go ahead the community was promised by local Fianna Fail representatives that both schools would be built together with community facilities”.
“I recall Minister Lenihan famously stating that he had ‘the cheque in his hand ready to sign’ at a public event prior to the 2009 local elections. Yet now it appears that the government is rowing back on this commitment”.
“Fingal Council already has permission to borrow the funds necessary to complete the N3 / N3 Link so why could all of this work not be completed in tandem?”
“As far as I am concerned the fact that only one permanent school building has been applied for is a knife in the back from a ruthless government to parents and pupils of Mulhuddart National School and the wider community”.
“Yet again local Fianna Fail representatives have shown themselves to be heavy on promises at election time but quick to retreat on those promises as a government”.
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