People Before Profit TD for Dublin Mid-West Gino Kenny has strongly criticised the continuing delays to the much needed primary care centre in Rowlagh, North Clondalkin. He made the statement following correspondence with the HSE which stated that the delay is caused by an issue with the transfer of land at Collinstown Community College from the Department of Education. Planning permission, fire certificates and disability access certificates have all been approved for the facility. The HSE stated in their reply that they had agreed to carry out works to the school in return for the site. The TD has also contacted the Department of Education to clarify the reason for the delay and to urge both parties to urgently resolve any outstanding issues.
Gino Kenny TD commented: “It is very disappointing to find yet another stumbling block when it comes to this much needed facility. People in the area have been waiting a long time and it seems that there is no timeframe for when the facility will be constructed. If commitments were given by the HSE in relation to works to the school then those commitments should be honoured so that the site can be transferred. “I have also written to the Minister of Education Norma Foley to request a report on where the discussions are currently at, and to provide a timeframe for the delivery of the centre.”