POLITICS: Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has raised the issue of the Gaelscoil na gCeithre Maistri, Donegal Town with the Minister for Education and has urged him to proceed to design stage for the new school project without further delay and to obtain planning for the new building.
The reply follows from earlier questioning of the Minister on the matter by Deputy Gallagher last May in the Dail, in the Minister’s reply to the question raised last week – the department stated, “It hopes to proceed to appoint a design team in consultation with the Board of Management shortly, following the design and planning stage it is hoped to proceed to tendering and construction. “
Pat the Cope whilst welcoming the commitment to proceed to design stage of the new school, he expressed his disappointment that the project was dragging on and moving at an extremely slow pace.
Gallagher told Donegal Daily, “I’m concerned about the lack of a real commitment to capital spend in order to build the new school facility.
“The provision of a new facility for the Gaelscoil in Donegal Town, is a top priority and must be prioritised by the Department of Education, that will involve the project moving at a much quicker pace between stages within the Departments building programme.
“I would also like funding to be specifically ear marked for the building of the new school.
“I will maintain the pressure on the Department of Education and the Minister in order to progress this project, in order to see it to completion in a timely fashion, delays and slow pace of progress must not be tolerated in regard to the need for a new school in the Gaelscoil.Tags: