Dublin West TD and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has said he is delighted that planning permission has been granted for a new extension at Luttrellstown Community College and for a new sports hall and community centre adjacent to the school.
“This is fantastic news for the school and for the Luttrellstown, Carpenterstown, Diswellstown and Clonsilla neighbourhoods. The school will be extended by almost 4,000 square metres, allowing it to take on more pupils, expand its sports facilities and provide more specialised classrooms.
“There will be a new sports hall, changing rooms, and a fitness suite. There will be eight new general classrooms, eight specialist classrooms, and two inter-connected lecture rooms. There will also be two special needs classrooms.
“On top of all that, the extension will provide new offices, a new staff area, and extra storage. All in all, the school population will expand to around 1,000 pupils.
“The community facility is also very exciting, and will bring huge benefits to the community. It will have a multi-purpose room, meeting room, youth room, offices, a reception area, and storage space. The community will also be able to use the school sports hall, the changing rooms and the fitness studio outside of school hours.
“The development will also provide two new ball courts, a special needs sensory garden, 32 extra car parking spaces, and 50 extra bicycle parking spaces.
“This is yet more evidence of the current Government’s commitment to invest in education in Dublin West, after many years of neglect under the previous Fianna Fáil administrations. We have a growing community which is why the Government will continue to prioritise services in Dublin West and make sure that our schools can keep pace with new demands. We are determined that our recovering economy should benefit everyone in society by promoting an enterprise economy, making work pay and investing in public services like education.”