Ruairí Quinn TD, Minister for Education and Skills, congratulates CDVEC on wonderful display of creativity.
The Minister was delighted to inspect this beautiful building and to meet staff from today and from the 1900s. He echoed the sentiments of our new President Michael D Higgins when he said ‘We can recover from where we are’ – and he added ‘and the way to do this is through the halls of education and through the halls of buildings like this’.
City of Dublin VEC (CDVEC) has opened its headquarters, the Pembroke Town Hall, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 to the public this weekend (Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November) from 1-5pm. CDVEC presented historical re-enactments from the early 1900s when this building was the administrative centre of the Township of Pembroke. The event was launched at 12 noon today by the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD.
The Minister referred to the amalgamation of the 33 VECs in Ireland into 16 Local Education and Training Boards. City of Dublin VEC will become City of Dublin Education and Training Board. The Minister congratulated the organisation on its innovative work and performance to date, on the wonderful display of creativity today, and cited CDVEC as an example that others needed to follow.
The Minster was pictured with CEO Jacinta Stewart, Chairperson Cllr Paddy Bourke and also with characters from the 1900s including Chairperson George O Carolin Esq., played by Kenny Stapleton from Inchicore College of Further Education Drama Department.