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Government must act now to avoid classroom in a bar

Government must act now to avoid classroom in a bar

I am calling for an urgent intervention from Minister Richard Bruton to avoid primary school students being educated in a bar. The issue arises due to a shortage of space at Greystones Community National School. Many of the parents are strongly opposed to the proposal, including on religious grounds. I have been working closely with...
Government ignoring parent concerns and loss of key staff on St. Catherine’s transport

Government ignoring parent concerns and loss of key staff on St. Catherine’s transport

Government inaction on St. Catherine’s can only be described as insensitive and deeply insulting to Wicklow children with special needs, to their parents and to the staff at St. Catherine’s. Government inaction in response to a request from myself means that key staff could be lost. St. Catherine’s Special School is outsourcing its transport service...
Donnelly Slams Under Investment in Education

Donnelly Slams Under Investment in Education

Stephen Donnelly, Social Democrats TD for Wicklow and East Carlow has slammed Government under investment in education over the last four years. Speaking to the Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Dail chamber on Wednesday, Donnelly asked why the government had increased the education budget by only €24 million (less than one fifth of 1% available)....
Charlesland School is opening this September

Charlesland School is opening this September

This week I asked the Minister for Education and Science for an update on the recently announced school for Charlesland. The great news is that I can confirm it will open this September.
An Update on the New School of Greystones

An Update on the New School of Greystones

This week, Councillor Jennifer Whitmore and I asked the Department of Education what progress has been made in establishing a new primary school in the Greystones area. The Department has confirmed that they have begun the process to find a new patron for the school and that the closing date for patron applications is the...
Speaking to the Minister for Education on Behalf of Early Childcare Professionals

Speaking to the Minister for Education on Behalf of Early Childcare Professionals