New School Building after 22 years in Prefabs           05/19/2016 11:04 AM - General (share to everyone) -------------------
FOR YEARS GENERATIONS of primary school kids at Gaelscoil Bhaile Munna in Ballymun have been waiting for a new building. Like hundreds of schools around the country the gaelscoil started out with two prefabs in 1994 that were supposed to be temporary. It now has six prefab buildings that house around 180 pupils. Theres no hall for school plays or gym lessons and just a small playground for pupils. Funding was eventually granted by the Department of Education for a state-of-the-art new building but it was put back two years after a planning objection was lodged in 2014. The issue has been resolved and building will get underway this summer it was announced yesterday. Weve been waiting for this for years said local councillor Noeleen Reilly who campaigned on the issue and who says teachers have been working in substandard conditions for decades. Read the full story on The Journal here.