O’Donovan welcomes decision to progress Croom School Planning Application
Added January 6th, 2016
Limerick Fine Gael TD Patrick O’Donovan has welcomed the decision of the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (ETB) to lodge a planning application with Limerick City and County Council for the provision of a new second level school in Croom.
“I know from discussions that I have had with the ETB over a period of time that a lot of work has been done on this project and that the Board have been working very closely with Limerick City and County Council to move the issue forward. For many years the need for a replacement school for Coláiste Chiaráin has been debated, however this Government made the decision to allocate funds for the project and to allow the project to progress and the funding is in place. It was the decision of the Government to provide funding which has allowed the Education and Training Board to make this application”
Patrick O’Donovan said that the provision of a modern state of the art second level school for Croom is badly needed given the geographical area that the school covers. “Since this Government came to office we have seen new second level schools in Doon and Kilmallock, approval been given to extend the Desmond College in Newcastle West, and Coláiste Iosaef in Kilmallock. These projects, together with the fact that a new primary school is under construction in Kilmallock, together with numerous extensions and refurbishments to primary and secondary school across the county over the last five years proves the commitment of Fine Gael in Government to delivering to education here in Co. Limerick.”
Patrick O’Donovan said he would be meeting the Education and Training Board again in the coming weeks to review progress on the project. “Together with my colleague Cllr. Stephen Keary we have maintained close contact with the ETB on this issue and I have also used my position to keep the issue on the agenda of the Minister for Education and Skills. I am anxious to see this project completed and I will continue to work closely with the ETB in the months ahead .”