With Daragh Malone, of St Mochta’s National School in Clonsilla, Dublin 15.
Ailish Brennan, of St Mochta’s National School Build Action Group, writes:
Nine hundred and seven children attend school in St. Mochta’s National School in appalling conditions. The Government promised us a new school building in 2006. We are still waiting. The Government just announced grand plans for education. This is a joke to us. Children in our school have to use buckets to catch leaks on rainy days. Crowded, cramped, smelly, mouldy, fungus-ridden classrooms are the norm.
This is the face of Irish education in 2016. Four hundred and fifty children in delapidated overcrowded prefabs. Our children deserve better!
Our parents and children are marching to Dáil Éireann on Wednesday morning.