Fine Gael General Election candidate for Dublin North West has spoken of “huge frustration and disappointment in the community” as the badly-needed new secondary school for the Dublin North West area has been relegated to a secondary list in new school building projects programme, which was announced today (Tuesday).
“Obviously investment in education is to be welcomed. However, Dublin North West, across Dublin 9 and Dublin 11, has a very clear need for a new second-level school. Therefore, it is disappointing that we are only going to be kept under ongoing review according to the latest list,” Councillor Rock stated.
“I am calling on the Minister for Education to look at this decision again, as all measurement indicators very clearly show that this area is in dire need of a new secondary school, with petitions by over 3,000 parents also testifying to this need.
“I am bitterly disappointed for the parents of those who were hoping for a big announcement today. It clearly underscores the need for this area to have a strong Government voice at the table, to fight for this area and to battle to get this project brought over the line,” the Councillor concluded.