Julie Nolan, chairperson of the Board of Management at Coláiste an Chraoibhín being interviewed by Graham Clifford for RTE's Radio 1 Drivetime programme.

The Parents Association and the Board of Management (BOM) at Coláiste an Chraoibhín, Fermoy have publicly invited Minister Simon Coveney to visit the school and meet with parents and BOM representatives during his visit to Fermoy for the Brexit talks on Monday next. 

They hope to update the Tánaiste on the situation relating to the construction of the new school extension which has been subject to extreme delays since 2016.

Since the collapse of Sammon Group building contractors, the works are at a complete standstill despite the fact that the building is very close to completion.

After what was termed ‘a disastrous’ meeting with Ted Owens CEO of the Cork ETB (held on Thursday, August 16) the Parents’ Association were left ‘very frustrated and with no glimmer of hope at all’ so they held a meeting with Minister David Stanton the following week on August 23 to try to make progress.

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