Minister O’Brien welcomes contract signing for Malahide-Portmarnock Educate Together National School Site
Local Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has welcomed the confirmation from the Department of Education that contracts have been signed for the acquisition of a four acre greenfield site at Broomfield, Malahide for a new permanent school for Malahide-Portmarnock Educate Together National School.
Minister O’Brien paid tribute to Principal Emer Hoy and the Board of Management for their hard work in reaching this important milestone and said he would continue to work with them to ensure the project was progressed as quickly as possible.
Commenting he said, “This confirmation follows an extensive site identification and assessment exercise and is great news for the teachers, students and their parents and indeed all local groups who have campaigned for a new school for a long time.
Fingal has the youngest population in Ireland and is also the fastest growing local authority area in Ireland. We must ensure that our schools are fit for purpose for all our students.
“I look forward to seeing further details of the proposal but this is certainly a very significant step forward,” he concluded.