Education

STATEMENT ON PELLETSTOWN ETNS

5 February 2020

Please find below a joint statement with Cllr Marie Sherlock on Pelletstown Educate Together. Department of Education seeking to pass the buck for own failings In recent days, we have been made aware that the Department of Education has attributed blame to Dublin City Council for the delay in sourcing temporary alternative accommodation for the … Continue reading Statement on Pelletstown ETNS

TEACHERS’ STRIKES

4 February 2020

I spent the morning meeting teachers across Dublin West, who are having a day’s strike to protest the failure to restore equality of pay to all teachers. In a lot of our schools in Dublin West it is now obvious that teachers are leaving and travelling to other countries in order to be able to … Continue reading Teachers’ Strikes

PELLETSTOWN ETNS

31 January 2020

Speaking outside Pelletstown Educate Together National School, you can see that the school is still in its temporary premises four years after Government gave a commitment to have the school built as quickly as possible. The school itself has proven a successful addition to the community, thanks to the staff, the principal and all the … Continue reading Pelletstown ETNS

ST PATRICK’S NS IN DISWELLSTOWN

30 January 2020

I recently met parents of St Patrick’s NS in Diswellstown, one of the largest and best known schools in Dublin 15. I was talking to parents about the problems with the pyrite and how the green space at the front should be acquired by the school, so that the school can build additional facilities here, … Continue reading St Patrick’s NS in Diswellstown

LABOUR WILL INVEST IN EDUCATION

29 January 2020

The Labour Party has today published plans to invest in education and reduce costs for parents, with a focus on making primary school education genuinely free-of-charge. We want to ensure that every child gets a fair start in life when it comes to schooling, and we will allocate an extra €140m to Education in 2021 … Continue reading Labour Will Invest in Education

HARTSTOWN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DEBATE

28 January 2020

Standing outside Hartstown Community School after I and a number of other candidates were questioned and cross questioned by the students from 5th year, 6th year and the student council. They were tough, but also interesting and important questions about the housing crisis, about crime in the local area, about drug abuse, about how to … Continue reading Hartstown Community School Debate

NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR BLANCHARDSTOWN

9 January 2020

Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB) have been awarded the patronage of a new 800 pupil secondary school to serve the Blanchardstown area. The Blanchardstown Community College will commence the formal enrolment of first-year students for the 2020/2021 school year in February 2020. In the interim, DDLETB is inviting parents to indicate … Continue reading New Secondary School for Blanchardstown

DANU COMMUNITY SPECIAL SCHOOL

25 November 2019

I was delighted to recently see the new Danu Community Special School get off to a start and hope to see students spend many happy days here. It is important the school avails of all the facilities/services it deserves. As part of this, I recently questioned the Minister for Education and the Minister for Health … Continue reading Danu Community Special School

FINGAL LAUNCHES HEALTHY LEARNING PORTAL

20 November 2019

Fingal County Council has launched an online platform to support the sports and health education of school children called the Healthy Fingal Learning Portal. Videos, tutorials and forums are featured which educate school-aged children on a range of topics, activities and skills which contribute to a healthy and active lifestyle. Upcoming videos and tutorials are … Continue reading Fingal Launches Healthy Learning Portal

YOUTH ASSEMBLY ON CLIMATE CHANGE

18 November 2019

The Youth Assembly conducted itself with professionalism and seriousness in discussing a wide range of proposals and recommending ten of them to the political parties. Some of these proposals will require further research from the Labour Party, but we are glad to be able to immediately agree to several of them. Labour will support legislation … Continue reading Youth Assembly on Climate Change