Getting Schooled In Mullingar


Last night.

Con’s (!), Mullingar, County Westmeath.

An unnamed parent approached Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fine Gael Longford–Westmeath TD Peter Burke to ask about the ongoing delays in the building of Curraghmore National School (top).

Work started in September 2017 as a 12 month contract.

Cathy McGann writes:

“”We are doing our best”…”We are working really hard on this”…11 missed deadlines, your best is not good enough!  We need an answer, we need CERTAINTY.”

Video: Mullingar News and Views Facebook page

Previously: Yes. Still No School

17 thoughts on “Getting Schooled In Mullingar

  1. Praetorian

    Peter Burke…hmmm…shouty Mc shouty…absolute waster for LD/WH,has done nothing for the last four years….hopefully people now see this chancer for what he is…dont return him.

    1. GiggidyGoo

      Sure he is Superman’s twin. He will be on the site tomorrow (so he repeated five or six times) and the children can move in on Monday.
      “You’re doing your best? What exactly is that?” she asked. “I’ll be up on the site tomorrow” Says the lug.

    1. dav

      of course, anyone who questions fg is nothing but a “plant”, it’s on the memo’s from fg central

  2. brughahaha

    Apart from their right wing orthodoxy , FG have just been utterly incompetent in Government . There has been practically nothing achieved since 2016 , its as if the Government was in a state of paralysis.

    Throw out a few Press releases that’ll keep them happy

    Cant wait to be shut of them

  3. Bruncvik

    Leo has similar problems with school building delays in his own voting constituency. Probably his most damning point for Leo came when he sent an e-mail to the parents of our school that has been facing delays and broken promises for years. In that e-mail he wrote that he asked the Minister for Education for an update, but the minister wouldn’t reply to him. If his own ministers disrespect him so completely, people figured he didn’t deserve any respect and formed a voting bloc that would try to vote him out of his seat. I doubt it would work, but I can appreciate the effort.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      I’ve seen this antic in the workplace – where a bad manager blames a peer or colleague for not sharing information with them – to excuse their inaction. I’m sure there’s a word for them in one of those ‘types of managers’ pictograms.

      1. Bruncvik

        Same here – PETNS. My kids are still a few years away from enrolling, but I’d like to see them in the permanent building. Which is why I’m filling my ballot from top to bottom, with those who have been consistently fighting for our school on top, and Leo on the very bottom.

  4. Dr.Fart

    building schools isn’t glitzy enough for varadkar. he’d hear someone complain about that and think “well it’s hardly Apple or Google, so why the hell would I care? They can’t offer anything in return either” .. He doesn’t run a country, he runs a business, and badly.

  5. Steph Pinker

    Fair play to that lady, she was so nervous being filmed but she was still eloquent and sincere – unlike Varadkar and Burke who were dismissive and patronising. It’s people like her we need as public representatives, locally and nationally.

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