St. Mary’s in Bagenalstown to receive funding for New School as part of major school building project – Deering.

5th June, 2013

€100 million in total to replace and refurbish schools 18 primary and 10 post-primary schools

Carlow Fine Gael TD, Pat Deering has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD, of a major investment of €100 million in the school building programme as part of the Government’s Investing in Infrastructure and Jobs package.

“I am delighted that St. Mary’s National School in Bagenalstown will receive funding to replace its existing building. This is a significant investment which will ensure that our students are being educated in state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities to assist them in achieving their goals in life.

“Ireland has long been known to provide a world class education system and today’s announcement of a €100 million investment in infrastructure will ensure that we continue to produce a talented and skilled workforce across a number of industries.

“This major investment will fund the replacement or refurbishment of 18 primary schools and 10 post-primary schools, providing classrooms and facilities for over 10,000 students. The 28 schools are in addition to the 275 major school building projects announced in March 2012 under the Five Year Plan.

“I have been assured that the rebuilding of St. Mary’s will move quickly to the tender and building process so that students will benefit from these new facilities in the near future. Planning permission has already been approved and I look forward to seeing the finished school. Not only will today’s announcement benefit our younger population, but it will also create over 1,200 direct and indirect construction jobs through these projects

Pat Deering 087 9470736.