In Reply to: re: Educate Together & Cllr. Durcan posted by Howya on August 19, 2016 at 09:30:55:
As far as I'm concerned this needs to be looked at from 3 different angles
(1) Educational. I completely agree that a non religious school should be established in the town. Mr Durcan is flat it wrong in comments regarding the school being elitist
(2) Planning. From the structure of the building, to the lack of parking spaces, lack of a playground or a sports field , proximity to a river, traffic nightmares.....I seriously don't know how anyone can think this is a good location. We're any of the proper planning procedures or best practices followed???
(3) Public good. The elected officials have an moral and legal obligation to put the interests of the town (i.e. Taxpayers) before the interests of chosen individuals or groups. Remember the saga surrounding Hopkins Field? The saga surrounding the attempt to put the library in Market Square? Decisions were made that were not in th best long term financial interests of the town, and benefited a chosen few.
On a side note can anyone tell me how it was decided to hand over the Fairgreen to Scoil Raifteiri? Was it a contentious decision?
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