Call for build of new Scoil Chaitríona school campus to be fast tracked

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The construction of a new school building for Scoil Chaitríona in Renmore needs to be fast-tracked as a matter of urgency a city councillor has said.

Galway City East Cllr Alan Cheevers says that this project needs to be a priority as the current school building is “not fit for purpose”, and the he hopes to raise this with Education Minister Norma Foley.

“This comes as the school board have applied yet again more emergency funding in the region of €140,000 which will need to be urgently approved if the school is to open in time for September.”

The current campus in Renmore is a mix of prefabs and a building which was designed in the 1970s, and is shared by the two Scoil Chaitríona primary schools catering to children of different ages.

The new building was granted planning permission in 2008, but this proved to be poor timing, and the economic downturn prevented the project from going ahead at that time.

“The school has a great reputation for its great teaching practices and both teachers and the students deserve better,” Alan Cheevers said,