St Matthew’s National School is a small school with a rich heritage, located off Cranfield Place in Dublin. It is the oldest school in the area and has educated generations of children from Irishtown, Sandymount and Ringsend. Today, the school provides an inclusive and safe learning environment for 230 pupils.

However the very future of the school is at risk following granting of permission for a vast and disproportionate development on the adjoining Maxol Filling Station Site on Beach Road. This development dwarfs the school and yard space and threatens to negatively impact the school and its learning environment forever.

An observation lodged with An Bord Pleanála went unheeded, leaving the school with no choice but to take action so as to protect the school for future generations and safeguard staff and students.

The Board of Management of the school has successfully lodged a judicial review of the decision of An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for the development of 112 apartments to Maxol Property Ltd on the former Michael Grant Motors and former Maxol Filling Station Site on Beach Road, Sandymount but needs your help to support this legal challenge.

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