TD for Dublin Fingal and Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien has welcomed confirmation from Minister for Education Norma Foley that a four acre greenfield site at Loughshinny in Skerries has been acquired for St Michael’s House Special School.
Minister O’Brien, commended school representatives, the Board of Management, parents and staff for their work in bringing the project to fruition and said the site, which will provide permanent accommodation for the school, will be of benefit to students for generations to come.
Commenting he said, “I very much welcome this news and look forward to a permanent purpose built school to cater for the needs of St. Michael’s students.
“The school is currently based in a very old converted house and faces all of the challenges that come with that. Teachers, parents and indeed the students themselves make the absolute best they can but of course they still experience the issue of overcrowding.
“Reaching this stage is an important milestone and as a local TD I will continue to play my part in ensuring progress is made swiftly and the project proceeds at pace and without delay,” he concluded.