Dunamase College Update
Progress on Coláiste Dhún Masc /Dunamase College
Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says “the progress on Coláiste Dhún Masc /Dunamase College is very welcome. The latest representations I made on this to Minister Foley, is just 2 weeks ago and I have also urged her to sign off on the Service Level Agreement with the ETB.
“Permission for Laois/Offaly ETB to appoint the design team and further confirmation of funding of €24.5million for construction is a major step forward.
The school has been hugely successful and has outgrown its current building at Railway Street, to the point where they now have to use accommodation in the old CBS and Portlaoise Leisure Centre.
Enrolments have climbed sharply, with 140 pupils enrolled for places in September next year and I have brought this to the Ministers attention.
The Department of Education also need to complete the Service Level Agreement with the ETB and Minister Foley to sign off on this.
While it is good news for Coláiste Dhún Masc / Dunamase College, the Department now must move ahead with the new building for the Kolbe special school in Portlaoise. This project is desperately needed and long overdue. Staff and parents at Kolbe have been very patient and action is now needed now”.