I know this probably won’t mean anything to some of your readers but I just got the sad news that, Greg Gilbert, frontman of indie rock band Delays, has died of bowel cancer aged just 44 years old. One of my favourite bands back in the day, they had some cracking tunes, including this gem (above).
After it was announced last month that the completion of the new Holy Family (Curraghmore) National School has been pushed back AGAIN to October 2019 (the 9th revision date in the last 5 years) we are taking action to ensure the newest date is met this time.
We have had excuse after excuse and we don’t know what the issue is that is causing such delays so we now just want to highlight the issue and put the pressure on to get the school delivered.
The site is not being resourced adequately and it looks unlikely that the new October 2019 date will be met now either.
The building was originally supposed to be ready around September 2015/2016. It is a 12 month contract.
Since then, 287 students are in inadequate prefab buildings on an overcrowded site. 46 of the new junior infants this year will begin their school experience off site.
This includes 24 ASD /Special Needs students who are among the most vulnerable in society.
Update: Disruption to all services in and out of Heuston at present due to mechanical issues between Sallins and Newbridge. Passengers for GCD to join alternative services to Hazelhatch and change for GCD there.