Minister approves 25 new school building projects

The Minister for Education has granted approval for 25 new school building projects, which will now proceed to the tender and construction phases.

Batt O'Keeffe has outlined plans to provide permanent places for more than 4,600 primary school pupils in five new schools and 15 extended and modernised schools.

A further 3,000 second-level students will benefit from one new school and three major extension and refurbishment projects.

Schools going to site before the end of 2008:

Five primary, two post-primary

Dromtrasna National School, Co Limerick

St Mary’s Convent National School, Co Meath

Dooish National School, Co Donegal

Gaelscoil Chill Dara, Co Kildare

Newbridge ED. Together National School, Co Kildare

Athy Community College, Co Kildare

St Peter’s College, Co Meath

Projects to proceed to tender in the first half of 2009:

Ratoath jnr and snr National Schools, Co Meath

Scoil Bhríde National School, Athgarven, Co Kildare

Silvermines National School, Co Tipperary

Scoil Bhríde National School, Kill, Co Kildare

Scoil Mhuire Naofa, Co Meath

Corr A Chrainn National School, Co Monaghan

SN Muire Gan Smal, Co Carlow

Springdale National School, Dublin 5

Caragh National School, Kildare

Scoil Iosagáin, Co Cork

Ballybunion National School, Co Kerry

Colaiste Iognáid, Galway

Meanscoil Iognaid, Naas, Co Kildare

Davitt College, Co Mayo

The following 3 primary schools are to progress up to and including application for planning permission and preparation of tender documents, with a view to the earliest possible date to site:

S.N Naomh Mochta, Dublin 15

Bunscoil Bhóthar Na Naomh, Co Waterford

Scoil Niocláis, Co Cork

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