Educate Together Secondary School Glasnevin

There is an urgent need for an Educate Together Secondary School in Glasnevin as evidenced by the 2,500 expressions of interest across the Northwest in this project from parents of prospective students.

I intend to make this the Social and Educational Project for the next term at DCC. I will try to gather together as many councillors as possible to lobby for a site for the school and to get the project off the ground immediately. One parent suggested that premises vacated by DIT when moving to Grangegorman could form an initial site while a Glasnevin area site is being organised. I suggested a greenfield or brownfield site at the southeast end of Tolka Valley Road.

The Department of Education may have other school sites available given the changing cultural demographic in the area.