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Local Schools Update

Posted October 19th, 2017

Shellybanks Educate Together National School will be moving in to a temporary building at the Roslyn Park site in Sandymount in September 2018. It will then move to its permanent building on site in 2019 when construction is complete.

The Educate Together post primary school for the constituency will open in an unconfirmed Dublin 4 location in 2018 before moving to Roslyn Park in 2019.

The Department of Education is at an advanced stage of acquisition of the Greyhound site in Harold’s Cross. If this goes ahead as planned; the site will house a school/s. The type and patronage of school to be housed here will be determined by the outcome of a national review of demographics.

To read the full information from Minister Bruton, go here.

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5th May 2017

For parents in the Dublin Bay South constituency, the issue of school places for local children is of paramount importance and one that I will continue to prioritise as your local TD.

As such, I wholeheartedly welcome the confirmation by my colleague Richard Bruton that an offer has been made to buy the site of the former greyhound stadium at Harold’s Cross and that this has been accepted by Bord na gCon.

While the purchase has to go through the standard approval process, the Department of Education and Skills has made clear that its intention is to use the site to provide additional schools infrastructure for south Dublin city.

This is terrific news for local families. We now need to further increase the range of schooling options available to parents by enhancing diversity – such as Educate Together schools, for instance –  liberalising and secularising admissions policies and guaranteeing places for the children of past pupils.

You can read Minister Bruton’s statement here.

Listen to my explanation of why we need a fairer admissions policy here (44 minutes in).