The Labour Party’s Local Area Representative in Dublin Mid-West, Chris O’Dwyer, says he welcomes the announcement that a planning application for Griffeen Community College has been submitted to SDCC as part of the Clonburris SDZ.
“In the first few months of the year I wrote to Minister Norma Foley in order to get the details of this development but the Department only confirmed that the development of a second level facility was agreed in principle,” O’Dwyer said.
“However, now that the plans have been submitted to SDCC it is cause for celebration for the Griffeen Community College school community.
“For too long there has been too much anxiety, worry and apprehension around the future of the school. In 2020 the possibility of students having to go to Kingswood Community College, located 7km away from the area. Parents, Students and School Staff can now look forward to having their own permanent buildings.
“Griffeen Community College has a wonderful school community with a very inclusive atmosphere.
“I hope that their new building will reflect that, that every possible measure will be taken to provide an accessible, safe and welcoming school environment and I look forward to being able to see the finished project.
“The public consultation process will open soon and I expect that there will be no objections to this much needed school building.