New Kishogue Community College to open in September 2014

January 25, 2014  

William has welcomed the significant progress in the delivery of the new Kishogue Community College for the Lucan South area. Kishogue Community College will open to students this September.

The college will be run by the Dublin-Dun Laoghaire ETB (formerly Co. Dublin VEC) in partnership with Educate Together. The enrolment principles for the College will prioritise children living in/attending schools in the Lucan South area.

William stated: “When I was elected to the Council in 2009, I identified a second-level school for the Lucan South area as my No.1 priority. This was at a time when Lucan was facing a future second-level place shortage, which was not helped with the Fianna Fail Minster for Education Mary Hanafin saying that local children should travel outside Lucan!!!”

“I am delighted that our campaign for secondary school was therefore successful.”

Previously as planning consultant to the Lucan South Secondary School Action Group, William drafted the changes to the Council Development Plans which secured, for the first time, a commitment to delivery of this school.

When elected a Councillor, William prioritised the sale of a site by the Council to the Department of Education;

Planning permission was granted for development of the school in 2013.

Construction is now underway on a site close to the Outer Ring Road.

The first Principal of the College was appointed last week. The new Principal is Mr. Niall Hares who is current Principal of Confey Community College in Co. Kildare. William stated: “I wish Mr. Hare all the very best in his new role and I welcome this appointment which marks another step forward in our long campaign for a new second-level school for the Lucan South area.” 

Artist’s impression above forms part of planning application prepared by McCullough Mulvin Architects and submitted by Co. Dublin VEC.