Stranorlar School Overlooked Again by FG/Labour – Ó Domhnaill

Why is one of Donegal’s Largest Primary Schools Being Ignored?

Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has hit out at the Government for again omitting the much needed New Primary School Building for St Mary’s National School in Stranorlar from the latest round of School Projects listed to proceed to construction.

Senator Ó Domhnaill said; “It remains absolutely unacceptable that one of the largest Primary Schools in Donegal is constantly being ignored by the current Government despite the fact that a new 5 acre site has been secured and planning permission granted. This Government, since coming into office have dropped the project even though it was placed well ahead of many other Schools that were not dropped from the School Building Programme.”

“At present almost 500 pupils attend St Mary’s National School. 150 of the pupils are taught in prefabricated accommodation and 8 of the remaining 12 permanent classrooms have no running water or toilets.”

“Instead of allowing the Stranorlar “shovel ready” project to proceed, the Government have instead asked the School Authorities to negotiate the purchase of the remaining prefabricated accommodation before 1st July. This clearly shows that the Government plan to leave most of the pupils in St Mary’s National School in totally inadequate classrooms instead of allowing the green light to proceed with construction of the New School – This clearly shows where the current Governments priorities lie, clearly not with the children of Ballybofey and Stranorlar.”

Posted: Jun 12, 2013     |     Categories: Uncategorized