PDLS & Carlow CBS to benefit from major school building programme – DEERING.

17th November, 2015

Carlow Fine Gael TD., Pat Deering has said that PDLS in Bagenalstown and Carlow’s St Mary’s Academy CBS are to benefit from funding under a multi-million euro school building programme announced this morning

“The long awaited sports hall in the Pres de la Salle in Bagenalstown has finally got the green light and Carlow’s CBS will have their old and tattered Portacabins replaced and a new ASD unit will be added.

“This school building programme sets out over 310 individual major school building projects, which will proceed to construction between 2016 and 2021. Meanwhile the Government is also announcing today that 13 new primary and second-level schools are to open in 2017 and 2018.

“I’m very aware of the pressing need to provide more school places in Carlow, in order to continue to meet the accommodation requirements of our growing school going population, only last week we turned the sod on a new Vocational School and College for further education on the outskirts of Carlow town.

“This funding will facilitate the provision of more school places in Carlow and this significant investment will also support direct and indirect jobs in the county. This is all part of Fine Gael’s plan to keep the recovery going. Job creation means more revenue for the exchequer and therefore more money to invest in the services people depend on such as schools.

“I know how vital it is to parents across Carlow that their children are not just guaranteed a school place, but are guaranteed that they can learn and grow in a comfortable environment, which is conducive to study. Fine Gael is committed to ensuring that this happens.”