CROOM secondary school Colaiste Chiarain, is celebrating this week after they were finally granted planning permission to build a new school.
Following years of setbacks, the Board of Management can now progress to the tender and construction phase of the project.
“After so many disappointments, this is very positive news for the pupils, staff, their families and the wider community in Croom,” local Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins said.
“This is a major step forward in developing this project from a concept to a reality. For years, the Croom community has been promised this new school.
“We are all too well aware of the third-world like conditions through which pupils and staff have had to endure over the years,” Deputy Collins added.
He said there was now a very big responsibility on the Limerick and Clare Educational and Training Board (LCETB) to ensure that new school building is delivered in the shortest possible time.
by Andrew Carey