KNOCKNACARRA'S GAELSCOIL MHIC AMHLAIGH RAISED IN SEANADMarch 29, 2012 - 6:05pm
The decision to exclude an extension for an Irish primary school in Knocknaccara has been slammed in the Seanad.
Galway Senators Trevor O' Clochartaigh and Fidelma Healy Eames raised the issue of Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh in the Seanad this afternoon.
It comes ahead of tonight's public meeting in the Salthill Hotel which is aimed at highlighting the exclusion of the extension to the school.
Parents, teachers and locals were shocked when it didnt make the school building list as it already has full planning permission and has progressed through all of the necessary stages prior to construction.
The Department of Education believes a new school in this area is needed to cater for an anticipated increase in the population west of the city in the coming years.
However, classrooms at Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh remain in temporary accommodation.
Speaking in the Seanad, Senator O' Clochartaigh says the decision to exclude the school from the list is unacceptable.
Responding in the Seanad, Minister and Galway East TD Ciaran Cannon said the school could contiune to make its case.