Senator James Reilly highlights urgent issue for a better conditions at St Molaga’s N.S. in Balbriggan

October 25, 2017 0

Today Wednesday 25th October Senator James Reilly brought up the urgent issue of the need for a new permanent national school at St Mologa’s Balbriggan. Senator Reilly outlined that St Molaga’s NS in Balbriggan over half the children and teachers are forced to work and study in pre-fab buildings. This has been ongoing for 17 years as a “TEMPORARY MEASURE? ”

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Senator James Reilly, Pauline Costello, Principal, St Molaga’s N.S. and Cllr Tom O’Leary

Senator Reilly travelled to Balbriggan along with local Cllr Tom O’Leary to visit the teachers representative Jeanine Leonard and to meet the Principal Pauline Costello to discuss the matter further. Senator Reilly and Cllr O’Leary had a very useful meeting with the principal and Jeanine Leonard where the urgency of the need for accommodation was outlined clearly.

Currently there are 240 students in these pre-fabs, They are forced in all weather conditions to leave their classrooms to attend learning support classes, PE classes, choir rehearsals etc.

The Senator is again raising the issue in the commencement debate tomorrow Thursday 26th of october with the Minister for Education and is calling on the minister to give a clear timeline as to when this issue will be resolved.

Click here to read a detailed report about the shocking conditions in the pre-fabs in St. Molaga’s N.S.