Progress on a new building for Holy Family Community School Rathcoole, will see the project moving to tender shortly, Dublin Mid-West TD has said. Deputy Emer Higgins welcomed the recent progress on what is a long-awaited development for Holy Family Community School. Deputy Higgins said: “I am very pleased that the Department of Education has announced that Holy Family Community School’s building project will go to tende, progressing the development of the long-awaited new school building in Rathcoole.
“Stage three tender will take between six to eight months to complete, at which point, a contractor will be appointed to further progress the development” explained Deputy Higgins. “This is a €20M plus project and will be a huge asset to the school community but I know that progress has been frustratingly slow and I have been engaging with parents and staff and continuing to push for progress on this project so I am delighted to see some positive news finally coming from the Department on this.
“I know how desperately the school needs this building. Back in 2019 I invited the then Minister for Education, Joe Mc Hugh to visit the school and I promised to keep the pressure on to get a new school delivered for the young people of Rathcoole, Saggart, Newcastle and Brittas. “I will continue to liaise with the Department to ensure things progress as quickly as possible. Rathcoole is a growing community and it’s important that our school capacity continues to grow in line with our community,” concluded Deputy Higgins.
Pictured: Deputy Emer Higgins with former Minister for Education, Joe McHugh at Holy Family Community School Rathcoole in 2019