9 September 2018
By Bryan Smyth
Cork East Fine Gael TD, and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton is delighted to learn that planning permission has been lodged with Cork County Council for the development of primary and post-primary level schools in Carrigtwohill.
The Cork Education and Training Board (ETB) has confirmed that planning permission has been sought for the development of a greenfields site in the Carrigtwohill area to accommodate Carrigtwohill Community College, Scoil Chliodhna and Scoil Mhuire Naofa. Construction of the campus will allow for Carrigtwohill Community College and Scoil Chliodhna, which opened in September 2016 and September 2015 respectively, to both move from their current temporary premises while also enabling Scoil Mhuire Naofa to relocate to a larger permanent facility.
Speaking upon confirmation of the news, Minister Stanton said “I am delighted to hear that great progress has been made and planning permission has been lodged for the three schools. This represents an important and long awaited milestone in satisfying Carrigtwohill’s educational accommodation needs.
“I have no doubt that the campus will provide modern state of the art educational facilities to ensure that the demand for school places for both children and teenagers in Carrigtwohill and the surrounding area is secured well into the future. These schools form part of a larger school building and modernisation programme being carried out by the Government and made possible through capital funding by the Department of Education and Skills”.