February 14, 2020
Lack of urgency on Gaelscoil na Daróige expansion ‘frustrating’ – Mullan

Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has expressed frustration at the lack of urgency in progressing the expansion of Gaelscoil na Daróige in Derry.

The party’s Education spokesperson was responding to confirmation from Department of Education that they are seeking valuations for a prospective site.

Karen Mullan said:

“The Education Minister has confirmed that the Department is currently seeking valuations on a prospective site for the expansion of Gaelscoil na Daróige in Derry.

“School and sectoral leaders, as well as the wider community, are clear that the Department has been well aware of the need for additional land and accommodation at the school for many years.

“Gaelscoil na Daróige were hopeful that they would have this expansion in place for the intake of pupils in September 2020.

“Instead, at this late stage, the Department of Education are still only at the stage of seeking valuations.

“This is simply unacceptable, given that the school has been operating in temporary portacabin accommodation for 15 years while pupil numbers continue to grow.

“The Minister must approach this with a sense of urgency and provide these children and their teachers with the facilities they need and deserve.” 

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

Dublin homeless numbers reported inaccurately for several months

Admin error has led to an over count of c300 single people

It is important that the Minister does not use this genuine error to massage latest homeless figures to be released today

📻 Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing @EOBroin will be live on @PatKennyNT today from 11:40am.

Listen here: http://newstalk.com


Everyone has been more than reasonable in giving space to the DUP.

Public patience has now run out.

The question for the DUP is are they prepared to accept the outcome of last May’s Assembly election and share power with others on an equal basis?

I am determined to work for…

📻 Sinn Féin spokesperson on EU Affairs @ROMurchu will be live on @LatedebateRTE tonight, from 10:00pm.

Listen here: http://rte.ie/radio1

Load More