Sinn Féin coun­cil­lor sug­gests bit of ‘waste land’ for a school site

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

A disused piece of ‘waste land’ be­tween Jug­back and Castle­grange es­tates in Swords could be used as a site for a much needed new school in the area, ac­cord­ing to a Sinn Féin coun­cil­lor,

Cllr Philip Ly­nam (SF) pro­posed the idea, call­ing ont he coun­cil to ‘write to the Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion, Richard Bru­ton and his depart­ment, for an up­date and a re­port on the waste lands be­tween Jug­back es­tate and Castle­grange with the view of build­ing a much needed school for the fam­i­lies of Swords.’

Cllr Ly­nam said that the school ac­com­mo­da­tion cri­sis in the area was well known and his party col­league, Louise O’reilly TD had raised it a num­ber of times in the Dáil.

He ex­plained that with a grow­ing pop­u­la­tion and a re­duc­tion in class sizes, the pres­sure on school places was set to grow fur­ther and there was a need for a new school in the area.

‘We don’t have the schools in this area to ac­com­mo­date a grow­ing pop­u­la­tion,’ he told the Swords/bal­brig­gan Area Com­mit­tee.

Fol­low­ing his mo­tion, a let­ter will be sent from the com­mit­tee to the Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion call­ing for con­sid­er­a­tion of the site.

Cllr Philip Ly­nam

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