The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, T.D., today announced the 70 school projects which are scheduled for construction in 2015.
Eight schools under the patronage of An Foras Pátrúnachta are on this list:
Caoimhín Ó hEaghra, General Secretary of An Foras Pátrúnachta said:
“An Foras Pátrúnachta are delighted with the permanent buildings for schools that the Department have announced for 2015. They are badly needed and the Department must be praised for the work they are doing to ensure that they are provided. There are still schools that do not have suitable accommodation and An Foras Pátrúnachta will continue to work with the Department of Education to arrange for the provision of appropriate accommodation in the short term."
Some €450 million will be spent on primary and post-primary infrastructure next year
“We have a pressing need to provide new schools and major extensions so as to continue to meet the accommodation requirements of our growing school going population.
“My primary aim is to ensure that there is sufficient school accommodation places in place in the education system to ensure that every child has access to a physical school place.” Minister Jan O’Sullivan concluded.