Sinn Féin Councillor John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh, has today welcomed the commitment made by Donegal County Council today to carry out urgent Remedial works at Creeslough National School which are needed to keep the school open.
The Councillor made the comments after it was confirmed that the local authority is planning to repair a sewerage pipe which was damaged following a village renewal scheme during road works which had previously been carried out by a private contractor.
It’s believed that during these works, damage was caused to the pipe under the main road which runs adjacent to the school; this damage consequently resulted in sewerage backing up into the toilets in the National School.
Welcoming the news that Donegal County Council has since committed to repairing this damage, Cllr Ó Fearraigh said that the remediation work is necessary to ensure that the school remains open.
“This repair work was required urgently to ensure that a safe environment is maintained for the children who attend Creeslough National School, and also for the school’s hard working and committed teaching staff,” he said.
“I have been in contact with Donegal County Council and they have informed me that they are now carrying out this work to ensure that the current sewerage problems here will be resolved within the coming days.
“I am both glad and relieved that Council authorities have agreed to rectify this unfortunate situation and I will continue to liaise with school management and officials from the Council in order to ensure that all possible assistance and support is afforded to Creeslough National School.”