Negotiations Underway For Three New Schools In Swords


The €5 million roads funding for Swords, will facilitate a much needed new school campus in the planned new development at Mooretown, Swords where there is the prospect of delivering three new schools for Swords. This funding was recently announced by Minister Coveney.

That is the view of local senator, Dr James Reilly (FG), who welcomed the news by telling the County Leader, “This much needed road funding will ensure that the growing population of Swords, specifically the Mooretown area will have adequate educational facilities to send their children to, and facilitate access to proposed school sites in that area.”

“The €5m road funding will also facilitate the building of new homes in Mooretown Swords. This is one example of how Fine Gael is promoting the sustainable development of our growing towns in Fingal and other areas around the country,” he said.

“I look forward to the completion of these negotiations for a new school campus in Swords and I will lobby the Minister for Education to move forward on the delivery of these schools as soon as possible.”

“In the meantime if there is a need for new accommodation now at some existing schools, then I will lobby the Department of Education to meet the need for school places in Swords,” said Reilly.

A recent reply from Minister for Education’s Office to Senator James Reilly regarding, Mooretown Swords stated, “A suitable site has been identified and discussions are ongoing with the Council in relation to the provision of access and services. Due to commercial sensitivities relating to site acquisitions generally, I am not in a position to provide further details at this time.

In a quote from Fingal County Council Mooretown Oldtown Local Area Plan (LAP) 2020, it said, “With regard to Mooretown, the LAP lands will generate the need for a secondary school and an additional two primary schools for Mooretown. A 32 class primary school and secondary school will be located on the one campus, with the option for an additional primary school within the local centre.”