Sinn Féin TD for Waterford David Cullinane has today called on the government to undertake a review of the need for Educate Together secondary schools in Waterford, adding that the county’s omission from the present plans is a mistake.
Deputy Cullinane said:
“I asked the Minister for Education Joe McHugh to outline his plans to support the building of an educate together secondary school in County Waterford.
“His response was disappointing to say the least.
“At present, there are no plans to build an Educate Together school anywhere in Waterford.
“This is despite the fact that there are several Education Together primary schools in the county.
“Fine Gael and their supporters in government, Fianna Fáil, need to reflect on this decision to exclude Waterford from current plans.
“It is simply unacceptable.
“I call on the Minister to commission a study on the need and demand for an Educate Together Secondary School in Waterford.
“It is the only sensible to so and needs to be completed as a matter of urgency.”