On behalf of the school, I would like to express our appreciation for the support and help which we have received over the last few weeks in relation to the Metrolink plans. The school community have been fantastic. Many thanks to the Parents’ Committee for their help in organising our campaign and for their help in putting together the submission to Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). Thanks to the Board of Management for their advice and assistance. Thanks to the staff for their help and support. And of course, thanks to our students who wrote letters and took part in our demonstration on Na Fianna pitches to show the scale of the Metrolink tunnel site. Many thanks to our Trustees, Le Chéile and in particular, Eilis Humphries, Chief Executive for advice and counsel.

Finally, thanks to all the past- pupils and friends of  Scoil Chaitríona for their encouragement and assistance.

I would particularly like to thank Máistir Mac Gearailt, Deputy Principal for all the work that he did over the Easter holidays and in particular when I was not available.

I would like to acknowledge the great mutual support with the other organisations affected by the plans- Na Fianna, Scoil Mobhí,  Tír na nÓg and Home Farm. There was truly a community effort and amazing co-operation and support amongst us all.

We received great support from the Irish language community. Many thanks to our local primary schools for their help. We are also grateful to Gaeloideachas Teo. for their support and encouragement.

I would also like to thank the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport for giving us a hearing and for visiting the school. We also were grateful to our local TDs and councillors for their support and advice.

Between letters delivered to TII and emails forwarded to us, over 1000 submissions were made from Scoil Chaitríona- that we know of. We now have to trust in the process and hope that TII are listening so that this very real threat to our school and our community is averted.

Here is a link to the submission which was sent in by Scoil Chaitríona. Scoil Chaitríona- Aighneacht Deireannach

Míle buiochas arís.

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