12th Mar 2015

Every year there is an anxious wait for the parents of children in 5th class to see if they have secured a place in 1st Year in Lucan Community College. This remains the most popular 2nd level school for families in Scoil Mhuire, but unfortunately due to pressure on space a lottery takes place, and every year our pupils do not have a guarantee of gaining a place. However, there have been plans for many years for an extension to Lucan CC, and this would mean that they can increase the number of places offered every year, and as a consequence, more children from Scoil Mhuire will go to their nearest and first choice secondary school. But every year the extension plans seem to be delayed. This is not the fault of LCC management, but due to inaction by the Department of Education and Skills, and the minister.

The best way for your voices to be heard is to lobby our local elected representatives, in particular our TD’s. Within the next 12 months they will ask for your vote in a General Election. Between now and whenever that date is, every parent, from Junior Infants up, who wish to send their child to their local Community College, should email, write to , phone or text asking if they can give a guarantee to the parents of Lucan when the extension to Lucan Community College will go ahead.

John Egan


Minister for EducationJan O’Sullivan T.D. Jan O’SullivanMechanics Institute

Hartstonge Street



 jan.osullivan@oireachtas.ie  061 312316
Minister for Justice,Frances Fitzgerald T.D. Minister’s Office and Secretary General’s Office94 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 info@justice.iefrances.fitzgerald@oir.ie (01) 457 7712(01) 602 8202
Derek Keating T.D. Derek Keating T.D.Leinster House,Kildare Street,

Dublin 2

derek.keating@oir.ie 01-6184014
Robert Dowds T.D. Robert Dowds Dáil EireannLeinster House

Dublin 2


robert.dowds@oir.ie  01. 618 3446
Joanna Tuffy T.D. Joanna Tuffy TDDispensary Lane


Co. Dublin


joanna.tuffy@oireachtas.ie 01 618382201 6218400

County Councillors

William Lavelle William Lavelle36 St. Andrews Drive,


wlavelle@sdublincoco.ie 087 410 78850874107
Ruth Nolan c/o SDCC, Clondalkin Civic Offices,Clondalkin,

Dublin 22

ruthnolan@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie 0868540030
Ed O’Brien Ed O’Brien Constituency Office 9/10 The Village Centre, Lucan. eobrien@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie  610 5811.087 799 7609
Liona O’Toole Liona O’Toolec/o SDCC, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24 lotoole@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie  0872795274
Gus O’Connell Gus O’Connell47 Palmerstown Green,


Dublin 20



Vicky Casserly Vicky Casserlyc/o SDCC,

County Hall Tallaght

vickicasserlyfg@gmail.com 0858317982
Paul Gogarty Paul Gogarty39 Esker Lawns Lucan,

Co Dublin.

info@paulgogarty.com 0872752489
Danny O’Brien Danny O’Brien c/o SDCC, Clondalkin Civic Offices dannyobrien@cllrs.sdublincoco.ie 086 857 0828