Local Fianna Fáil TD, John Curran has called on the Minister for Education, Richard Bruton to urgently move to deliver the much needed extension at Lucan Community College.

Speaking on the matter Deputy Curran said, “Lucan has seen a significant increase in population in recent years and the school’s facilities are almost 30 years old and are in need of urgent renovation to accommodate this increase.

“To date the school has been forced to accommodate that increase with temporary accommodation and which is does need meet the needs of a modern educational environment.

“The promised renovation works are currently at stage 2A and the target date for the extension and renovations to be completed by September 2018 yet development of the extension work at Lucan Community College has been halted and no progress has been made since April 2016.

“It continues to remain unclear as to when the project will receive approval to move to the next stage of development, never mind a completion date. This is very worrying for students, parents, staff and the entire school community at Lucan Community College.

“Lucan Community College has a long-standing reputation throughout the community however; the school will no longer be in a position to meet demands in enrollment without provision of a suitable building.

“The Minister must seriously prioritise this issue and to give approval for this project to proceed to stage 2B. I will be further raising this matter with the Minister to ensure that the young people in our community receive the best quality of learning possible,” concluded Deputy Curran.