Seanad debates

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


Schools Building Projects

8:00 am

Photo of Denis O'DonovanDenis O'Donovan (Fianna Fail)

The Minister of State is having an easy evening because I have no intention of speaking for four minutes when discussing this issue which perhaps somewhat parochial. A school in a village called Kealkill, approximately six miles from Bantry, has experienced many difficulties with prefabricated buildings falling down, etc. The local community, school principal and board of management have shown great community spirit by raising money to purchase additional land for a playground. The problem the school now has is that it is using a prefabricated structure as a classroom. While I do not usually raise matters of a parochial nature on the Adjournment, I have strong feelings about this remote, rural school. I ask that the Department, in lieu of renting a prefabricated structure for a long period, consider having a small extension carried out to facilitate the classroom in question.


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