Plans for a new school in Carrick on Suir have hit a stumbling block

Carrick Town Council granted permission for the long awaited new Comeragh College last month.


The college is presently located on two seperate sites in the town.

A lengthy campaign to secure the go-ahead from the Department of Education for a new school on a single stand-alone site finally came to fruition last month when Carrick on Suir Town Council gave the green light for the project.

The multi-million Euro development would cater for 500 pupils and comprise 16 specialist and 11 general classrooms together with a PE hall and sports fields.

However an appeal has now been lodged with An Bord Pleanala by Debbie Brophy of Tinvane House – a protected structure – which adjoins the planned site for the new school off the N24 on the outskirts of Carrick.

While not opposed to the principle of a school at that location she does have concerns about the potential impacts it may have on her property.

It was hoped construction could get underway by the end of the year. However with An Bord Pleanala not due to rule on the matter until early September that is unlikely to happen even if the planning approval is upheld.