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