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Minister For Education Says North Wicklow Educate Together Will Have Their School Building Ready For Coming Year

Accommodation for the North Wicklow Educate Together post-primary school was raised in the Dáil with the Minister for Education and Skills last night by opposition TD’s in Wicklow, Jennifer Whitmore and John Brady.

The school’s lease in the old Presentation College building on Putland Road ended in June of this year and the school was due to reopen again on 28 August in temporary accommodation in the old Ravenswell school in Bray.

It now transpires that a licence agreement between the Department and the owners of the Ravenswell school,  the Religious Sisters of Charity still hasn’t been signed. John Brady told the Education Minister Norma Foley last night that the school has been badly treated.

In response the Minister said the legal arrangements regarding the lease of the Ravenswell premises are currently being finalised .But Wicklow T.D. Jennifer Whitmore said the pressure is now on the school management to ensure that the facility is ready for the coming school year.

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