Laois Minister and TD visits Laois school that is in urgent need of upgrade

Conor Ganly

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Picture from left to right; Lynda Treacy (Vice Principal); Sean Ó Dubhlaing (Principal); Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Justice; Aisling Moran, local election candidate.

The urgent repairs needed at a Laois primary school were shown to Laois TD and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan while he was out on the local election canvas.

On Monday, March 4 Minister Flanagan and Aisling Moran, Fine Gael Laois County Council local election candidate for the Graiguecullen-Portarlington municipal district, visited to Killeen National School. They were shown see some of the much-needed repairs on the original school building.

They spoke with Sean Ó Dubhlaing, the new principal. He outlined past and current efforts to upgrade the older classrooms.

This part of the school is nearly 70 years old and school is appealing for a major revamp.

Dampness, single glazed windows, raised and cracked floorboards are among the problems identified.

During the visit, Minister Flanagan offered his help to Killeen School Board of management, parents council, staff and students. 

Staff and parents are hopeful after the Ministers visits that all efforts will be made to revamp the old classrooms in the near future.