Balbriggan Community College Sports Hall a “Boost For The Entire Town”

February 28, 2013 0

Brendan Ryan, Labour Party TD for Dublin North, has welcomed the news that the County Dublin VEC has agreed to co-fund the provision of an enhanced Sports Hall at Balbriggan Community College.

Brendan Ryan TD said:

“I have worked very hard to push this matter to a conclusion. I first contacted the Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn back in September 2012 seeking his intervention to allow co-funding for this much needed facility to go ahead. The project required an extra €300,000 in order to deliver this much needed sports hall to Balbriggan. The release of the funding was mired in Departmental red tape. On behalf of the school and the Balbriggan Community I had numerous contacts with the interested stakeholders including Minister Quinn, the CDVEC and Fingal County Council and I am delighted to have been informed by the Minister for Education today that the release of the required funds was granted.”

“The facility will benefit the pupils of Balbriggan Community College during the day and the wider Balbriggan Community in the evening. Balbriggan has grown at a great rate in the last decade and needs improved community facilities. It was vital that the Department of Education released this funding for the town of Balbriggan.”