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28/09/2021

'Impasse' between Kildare County Council and Department holding up new school in Co Kildare says past pupil

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A past pupil at a Co Kildare secondary school severely criticised the 'impasse' between Kildare County Council and the Department of Education that is delaying the construction of a new school. St Paul's Secondary School, Monasterevin, is being visited today by Tanaiste Joan Burton. The school which received capital funding for a new building is awaiting planning. Meanwhile pupils at the 330 student school are being forced to endure what past-pupil and  Labour Senator John Whelan described as 'substandard accommodation.' Many of the pupils are in old pre-fabs. According to Senator Whelan, 'infrastructure around waste water and surface drainage' is holding up the construction of a new school. Senator Whelan said: "I want to dispel the notion that they are not getting a new school."          

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