Update on Gaelscoil Bharra School Building

4th February, 2009

I raised again the situation with this local school with the Minister for Education. It is a disgrace that parents, pupils and teachers are still waiting for a clear plan as to when the school can move out of temporary buildings. Parents have set up a committee to make progress on this issue. I will be attending their meeting later in the month. Please see the below response which I received from the Minister for Education.

“Officials from my Department met with the City Council and representatives of the GAA club on the 23 January 2009 to discuss the issue of entering into a┬álease arrangement with the City Council which in time will require the GAA club to surrender its interest on some of the lands required for a building project.

My Department has confirmed its intention, as sought by the local authority, to enter into negotiations in relation to the terms of a lease for the lands required.”