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Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh approved to move to next expansion stage

August 12, 2010

The announcement by the Department of Education to approve the next stage of the Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh building expansion has been welcomed by Independent Deputy for Galway West, Noel Grealish, and Galway City Councillor Donal Lyons.

The approval also includes planning permission, Fire Safety Certificate and Disability Access Certificate. I recently discussed the school’s plans at a meeting with An Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Science Mary Coughlan, and I asked her to move the project forward as quickly as possible, says Deputy Grealish. An Tánaiste has now informed me that she has given approval to the school to advance with their building plans.’ Deputy Grealish says the announcement is good news for the parents, teachers and pupils of Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh.
Councillor Donal Lyons has also welcomed the decision: In September this school will have 440 pupils and half of these will be housed in portocabins,’ he says. This announcement means that the school can now proceed with their plans for eight new classrooms at the school, which will significantly improve facilities for teachers and children.

Galway Advertiser – Trevor Quinn
05 Lúnasa 2010