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 parents of the school.
But what appears to have happened is that the current Government has delayed the opening and building of quite a lot of new schools, including Pelletstown, by one more year to 2021.
During this period, I would like to see the school stay on its current site, near the shops in Pelletstown, until the new school is built. I think this is the most realistic solution, and I feel that the developers have a moral if not a legal obligation to the school community and to the wider community of Pelletstown to facilitate no unnecessary disruption to the important work of the school.
From its inception, when the idea of the school was first put forward by Educate Together, I have been a strong supporter of this really good school, and if you support me in the upcoming Election, I will continue to raise it consistently and constantly on the floor of the Dáil.
In November 2019, I raised Pelletstown ETNS in the Dáil, and you can watch my contribution below.
In June 2019, I raised Pelletstown ETNS in the Dáil, and you can watch my contribution below.