TDs for Dublin Mid West Mark Ward and Eoin O’Broin have welcomed that some progress has been made on the provision of a primary health care centre in North Clondalkin on the grounds of Collinstown Community College. The deputies were part of a cross party group of Dublin Mid West TDs who raised this matter with the Minister for Education after a long delay in the transfer of lands.
Teachta Ward said “The provision of a state-of-the art primary health care centre is badly needed in North Clondalkin. “An agreement was reached in 2015 between The Dept of Education & The Department of Health on a transfer of lands at Collinstown Community College. “Planning permission was granted in 2018 for the construction of a two-storey primary healthcare centre and a single-storey multi-functional space in the grounds of Collinstown Park Community College in Rowlagh, Clondalkin.
“It is now 2022 and not a sod of earth has been turned on the site, despite planning permission, the fire safety cert and the disability access certificate all being granted. “I welcome that the Minister announced during a debate on the issue that the disposal of the site for the primary care centre will now proceed. “I will now be contacting the Minister for Health to ensure that there are no more delays
Teachta O’ Broin said “North Clondalkin is a strong and vibrant community, but also one that experiences significant socioeconomic disadvantage. Therefore, the delay in this facility has all sorts of additional consequences.
“I urged the Minister to work with the cross-party delegation of Deputies to get this matter resolved as quickly as possible and allow the HSE to proceed with the primary care centre that the local community so desperately needs. “I welcomed the Ministers’ response that her Department can provide the HSE with the necessary licences to enable it to commence development work on the site pending completion of the sale.