Work on temporary school building at Mount Anville Depot welcomed

by Gazette Reporter
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Cllr. John Kennedy has welcomed the commencement of works on-site at the former Mount Anville Depot site this week for a new temporary school building for Gaelscoil Laighean.

“It is welcome to see progress to this point following extensive co-operation between Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Department of Education following a campaign led by the parents and teachers of Gaelscoil Laighean over the past number of years to see a new location for the school established in Mount Merrion. I was happy to support this cause with a council motion I brought with Cllr. Lorraine Hall last year and am happy to see visible works now taking place,” said the Fine Gael representative.

“Councillors agreed in April last year to a sale of part of the Mount Anville Depot site to the Department of Education which I was the formal proposer for, with a view to construction of a permanent school building at the site. While finalization of the sale is ongoing, the council and the Department of Education have decided upon a licensing agreement which will facilitate also the construction of a temporary school building, and such works have now begun,” he pointed out.

Cllr. Kennedy concluded: “This commencement of works brings more certainty to the future of Gaelscoil Laighean and is set to provide welcome extra school places for pupils in the Mount Merrion, Clonskeagh and Blackrock areas in the years ahead.”

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