Sammon liquidation must not delay important Maynooth post primary schools projects

June 6, 2018

In the wake of the liquidation of Sammon construction, Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy TD has demanded that Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton prioritise the completion of the Maynooth Post Primary Schools projects.

Catherine Murphy, Kildare North TD said:

“It is absolutely vital that any delays to the Maynooth Post Primary project are kept to an absolute minimum. This critically important project for Maynooth and North Kildare cannot be allowed to be jeopardised by the collapse of the UK construction company Carillion and the subsequent liquidation of Sammon Contracting.

“The domino effect of schools’ projects being halted has impacted far too greatly not only in North Kildare but across Ireland and the education of young people is being hindered because of contractual arrangements between the Department and these private companies and that is unacceptable.

“The Department have a duty to ensure adequate facilities are provided to communities to educate our youngsters. Minister Bruton needs to ensure that the Dutch Infrastructure Fund appoint a new contractor as soon as possible to avoid any undue delays in delivering vital school buildings which communities are relying on.”

ENDS

6 June 2018