Decision soon on Killaloe school works – Dooley

Decision soon on Killaloe school works – Dooley



Clare Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley has expressed confidence that a decision will soon be made in relation to the future of a much needed redevelopment of St. Anne’s Community College in Killaloe.

Deputy Dooley has received a parliamentary reply from the Minister for Education which outlined the current state of play with regard to the construction project at the school.

“I am led to believe that the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, which has been tasked with delivering this project, have now completed their report, and it has been sent to the Department of Education for a final decision, said Deputy Dooley.

Fianna Fáil Deputy Timmy Dooley – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

“At present, this report is being reviewed by officials in the Minister’s office and in the forward planning unit of the Department. The next step is the awarding of the tender to the successful bidder, and then construction can commence,” he added.

“This will be the fourth extension of the college since its establishment in 1987, and one that is urgently needed to deal with the increase in numbers, and to provide better facilities for our students.

“I am calling on the Minister to announce the successful bidder as quickly as possible to allow preparatory works commence as quickly as possible,” concluded Dooley.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.