LIMERICK Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins, along with local councillors Richard O’Donoghue and James Collins, this week met with representatives of the Coláiste Chiaráin Croom Parents Association to discuss the ongoing delays in the building of the proposed new school.
According to Deputy Collins, the local Fianna Fáil representatives “fully support the parents in their campaign for the provision of a modern new school building in a Croom”.
He added that all planning permission matters relating to the new school will be fully backed by the Fianna Fáil members of Limerick City and County Council.
Deputy Collins also accused the Department of Education and the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) of “failing all associated with Coláiste Chiaráin and the local community in Croom for too long”.
“This issue has dragged on now for too long and there has been too many false dawns which pupils, parents and staff alike find completely frustrating. The conditions which pupils are being asked to endure while in school are third world-like. Parents have detailed to us how their children come home cold and sick having to endure the prefab accommodation in existence,” commented Deputy Collins.
The TD also called on Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan to allocate funding as soon as possible “to alleviate the position”.