John Curran T.D.has called on the Minister for Education to urgently move to deliver the much needed extension at Lucan Community College. Deputy Curran was speaking after receiving a reply recently to a Parliamentary Question on the matter, he said, “I am very disappointed to learn of yet another delay with this project. The Minister has informed me that due to the resignation of the previous Design Team’s Quantity Surveyor, any progress that was planned will be delayed until March 2019, when a new Quantity Surveyor will be replaced.

“Lucan has seen a significant increase in population in recent years and the school’s facilities are almost 30 years old and are in need of urgent renovation to accommodate this increase. “To date the school has been forced to accommodate that increase with temporary accommodation and which does not meet the needs of a modern educational environment. “The promised renovation works are currently at stage 2 B and the target date for the extension and renovation to be completed was September 2018 yet development of the extension work at Lucan Community College has been halted yet again. “It continues to remain unclear as to when the project will receive approval to move to the next stage of development, never mind a completion date. This is very worrying for students, parents, staff and the entire school community at Lucan Community College.

“Lucan Community College has a long-standing reputation throughout the community however; the school will no longer be in a position to meet demands in enrolment without provision of a suitable building. “The Minister must seriously prioritise this issue and give approval for this project to proceed passed stage 2B. I will be further raising this matter with the Minister to ensure that the young people in our community receive the best quality of learning possible,” concluded Deputy Curran.