Friday 19 January 2018

Rolestown set for move

Legal wranglings over new school building near an end

Rolestown National School principal, Cllr Tom Kelleher, Finance Minister Brian Lenihan and Cllr Darragh Butler (FF).
Rolestown National School principal, Cllr Tom Kelleher, Finance Minister Brian Lenihan and Cllr Darragh Butler (FF).


It is the main fundraising event for the school each year and takes the form of a race night and social evening complete with music from a live band which this time around was the appropriately titled 'Stony Broke'.

It was a hugely successful night and the result of a lot of hard work on behalf of the race night committee and the school's parents' association under the stewardship of chairperson Kathleen Creaby.

Kathleen is one of the many parents at the school that hope the logjam over moving into the new school building will be cleared soon.

Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan (FF), appeared to bring good news on that front with him when he attended the fundraising event, along with local party colleague, Darragh Butler (FF). The Fingal Independent understands that the legal log-

Cllr jam holding up the school's move may be finally cleared around Easter after a few false dawns and Cllr Butler has welcomed progress on the issue, saying it was great news for the parents, teachers and pupils at the school.

Also present at the fundraising night was Cllr Tom Kelleher (Lab), who is principal at the school, who said he hoped the minister would make good on his commitment to do whatever he could to clear the way for the school move.

Warmly welcomed by parents of the school on the fundraising night was the key man behind the move to the state-of-the-art school, local businessman, Pat McDonagh, who has generously sponsored the building and provided a huge sum of money to make the building a reality.

The school needs funds more than ever this year as it prepares to move home to the brand new building which has been sitting idle for several months.

The money raised last week will help enormously and huge credit and thanks goes to the parents' association and race night committee for their hard work.

Parents' association chairperson Kathleen Creaby also wanted to thank MC for the night, PJ Moran, and all the generous sponsors who support the event, year after year.

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