Tánaiste and Labour TD for Dublin West, Joan Burton, has hailed a major step forward for St. Mochta’s National School, as it received planning permission for the construction of a new school on the existing site.
Welcoming the news, Burton said: “It’s another positive step on the road for this ambitious school project. St Mochta’s have put together plans for a state of the art new facility, and this will assist in the process of rebuilding the school.
“It’s good news for the parish of St. Mochta’s and Porterstown, because it’s an area with a growing population and many young families.
“I’m personally pleased because I’ve met with the school’s representatives on this matter, and I arranged for them to meet with my colleague, Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan, in order to push the project forward.
“The school’s Board of Management has been very proactive in this effort, and I want to congratulate the school and the parents involved in getting the project this far.”