Update on Gaelscoil Bharra

8 November 2010

by Cllr Joe Costello

 Update on Gaelscoil Bharra
The Staff and Pupils of Gaelscoil Bharra in Cabra have had to endure attending school in the most appalling conditions.  The Board of Management, Staff and Parents have been campaigning for fourteen years for a new school.   I have constantly raised this issue in the Dail.  I recently put down a Parliamentary Question to the Tanáiste and Minister for Education and Skills and enclose the reply below.  I will continue to support and work with the parents and staff for a replacement school so that the pupils can be taught in an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning.

 Tánaiste & Minister for Education’s Reply:
“Officials from my Department are in on-going discussions with Naomh Fionnbarra  GAA regarding a design solution for the School referred to by the Deputy. The  GAA club have confirmed that they are agreeable, in principle, to surrendering  their interest in the relevant land holding subject to technical issues being  agreed. Once this acquisition is concluded, the proposed building project will  be considered in the context of the capital budget available to my Department  for school buildings generally.”