Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has welcomed a recent announcement from the Department of Education which outlines plans to carry out extensive building expansion works at Moate Community School have progressed following lengthy delays.
Speaking following the announcement Deputy Troy said that he was happy to see progress at last for all stakeholders at the School. “I have been liaising with Management at the School for some time to advance this project. Moate Community School has been steadily growing in numbers for many years now and works to increase the capacity are absolutely essential at this stage. The School have also impressed at national level across many areas and the works proposed will certainly help to further foster an attitude of achievement amongst all pupils in the years to come”.
The response issued from the Department of Education has confirmed that schedules of accommodation have been sent to the school which outline the level of new build proposed and the future use of existing buildings. The Department also confirmed that the project has now progressed to the architectural planning stage and they are currently in contact with an outside agency who will be responsible for delivering the project.
Local Fianna Fáil representative and member of Moate Community School Board of Management Vinny McCormack has also welcomed the news which it is hoped will deliver capacity to cater for a larger student population as well as offering a wider range of activities “I would like to sincerely congratulate Principal Tom Lowry and all of his staff on progressing the project to this point. I would also like to mention the contribution of the School building Committee, lead by Kevin Duffy which has played a massive role in this project to date. The delay in progressing this plan for Moate Community School had been highlighted to us on a number of occasions and I am pleased for everyone concerned that we are starting to see real progress. The exam results this year go to show what a stand out educational facility Moate Community School is already. Once this project has been completed I am sure that students will reap the benefits for many years to come and continue to excel across a wide variety of disciplines”. Concluded Vinny.