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Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Clonkeen College board 'kept in dark' about Christian Bros plan to sell land for €18m, High Court told
The board of management of a South Dublin secondary school were "kept in the dark" about plans by the Christian Brothers to sell part of its playing grounds to builders for €18m, the High Court has heard. Clonkeen College board of management at Deansgrange Co Dublin have brought proceedings against the congregation of Christian Brothers, which set up the school and are its patrons, aimed at retaining the playing fields for as long as the school remains in operation. The congregation has opposed the action, and denies the board's claims the proposed sale to a developer will adversely affect the 520-pupil school. Opening the case today, James Dwyer SC for the board said the case was "rather controversial" and had been brought so the playing fields would remain available for the school and its students.