NEWS that a compulsory purchase order is to be issued for the long-awaited Three School Campus in Buncrana has been welcomed.
It was confirmed yesterday by the Minister for Education, Norma Foley, that the department had begun the process to purchase a site for the development.
The news was announced at an online meeting attended by the education minister and chaired by the Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue.
Securing a site is the essential first step in delivering new schools for Crana College, Gaelscoil Bhun Cranncha and Coláiste Chineál Eoghain.
It is now expected that a public notice identifying the site will be issued in the icing weeks.
Crana College, in a short statement issued this morning, said: “We at Crana College are delighted with the announcement that the process for a new school has moved to the next stage.
“We appreciate the work of past and current stakeholders from Crana College, Donegal ETB, current & previous ministers of education, TD’s and representatives.
“There is no doubt, however, that the New School Committee and their perseverance alongside a supportive student, parent and public body were the most influential party involved.
“From everyone in the #cranacollege community we thank you for your continuous commitment.”