Dermot’s thoughts on the proposal to redevelop another school in Dublin 4 received coverage in The Irish Times today.
The Holy Faith Sisters have applied for permission to demolish the school at Haddington Road, and replace it with luxury apartments. The school closed in 2007 after more than 100 years.
From The Irish Times:
Councillors last night said the sisters should not be granted planning permission for the development because of the lack of schools in the area.
“We can’t sell off our schools to support the living standards of nuns. The nuns are entitled to a better standard of living in the future, but we can’t see another educational institution in this area going,” Labour councillor Dermot Lacey said.
In the 2004 city development plan the councillors put “Z15″ zoning on the lands, which aims to maintain institutional use of a site.
Brendan also mentions this.