Thursday, October 01, 2015

TDs to meet Minister on secondary places

Kildare South TDs will be meeting with Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan next week to discuss future secondary school needs in the area, writes Brian Byrne.

The meeting will be in advance of the finalisation of the school building programme which is due to be published in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, Deputy Martin Heydon raised the matter of secondary school needs in Newbridge with the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, today.

"The availability of school places at secondary level have been a cause of concern for parents in the Newbridge area for some time," Deputy Heydon said, "and the situation is getting worse as enrolment numbers continue to increase. I highlighted the distress that was being caused to families as the uncertainty over secondary school places continues in Newbridge."

The Taoiseach confirmed to Deputy Heydon that under the Capital Plan announced this week an additional 43,000 post primary spaces are to be made available by 2022, details of which will be confirmed by Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan shortly.