Parents And Teachers At Midlands Special School Threaten To March Over Delays

Kolbe Special School was one of 58 projects to be put on hold earlier this month.

Parents and staff at a midlands special school have threatened to march if the plans for a new building aren't re-instated.

250 people attended a meeting at St. Mary's Halls in Portlaoise last night, after plans for a new Kolbe Special School building were put on hold earlier this month.

There was anger and frustration among parents and staff with the condition of the current facility, which regularly sees issues with leaking ceilings, frozen pipes and no running water.

But Laois Offaly Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan expects the delays to be resolved within a couple of weeks:

Orlaith Kerrigan's six-year-old son Luke is a student at Kolbe.

She says they can't wait any longer:

Laois Offaly TD Sean Fleming gave an update on where the plans for the new building currently stand:

Sinn Féin Laois Offaly TD Brian Stanley and Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan raised the issues with delays to the new building in the Dáil yesterday morning.

Deputy Stanley says he wasn't satisfied with the answers they received in the Dáil chamber:

Parent Orlaith Kerrigan says she wasn't entirely happy with the outcome of the meeting:

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