Great News for Schools in
Details have been announced of the work that will be proceeding under the Department’s school building programme for Meath Schools in 2011 says Mary Wallace TD.
Deputy Wallace stated “I am delighted that the Department of Education have outlined the planned progression and targets for Meath Schools in 2011 including new projects and those currently approved.”
Duleek Boys NS (extension/Refurbishment ) and Duleek Girls NS (extension/Refurbishment ), Dunboyne Junior NS (extension/Refurbishment ) and Dunboyne Senior NS (New School) , Eureka SS Kells (New School), O’Carolan College Nobber (extension/Refurbishment ) and Ratoath Community College Ratoath (extension/Refurbishment ) will begin the process of appointing design teams (architect, engineer and quantity surveyor) in 2011. The design teams will then begin work on designing major projects for the schools in question.
Dunshaughlin Community College
The extension/refurbishment Project is currently being advanced to secure planning permission, with a view to tendering as soon as planning has been secured.New Schools at Tender Stage
St Paul’s NS Ratoath – the letter of intent has been submitted to the successful building company. On receipt of the letter the company will then submit the required documentation to the Department and subject to this being in order the builder can be expected to be on site with a month.
SN Mhuire, Ma Nealta (Moynalty) -currently at tender stage, is scheduled to award contract in 2011 and will start on site as soon as possible thereafter.
Scoil Naomh Barra Wilkinstown
Major school building project is on site and work will continue on this during the year.
New Post-Primary School recognised for AshbourneThere is a need to plan for the establishment of a new school in Ashbourne between 2012 and 2016 to cater for the demographic growth in the school going population.
“I am advised that planning is already under way for accommodation solutions for a school in the Ashbourne area.” Deputy Wallace concluded.
Cllr Nick Killian has welcomed these fantastic school announcements and has paid tribute to Deputy Mary Wallace who has achieved so much in moving on the school building programme in her time as a TD. Cllr Killian attended every meeting in Tullamore with Deputy Wallace dealing with school buildings and he hopes to be in a position to continue her great work in this area.
Dunboyne Cllr Noel Leonard said he was fierce impressed with the magnificent progress made by Deputy Wallace in the past 3 months to ensure that the new Dunboyne Primary school was firmly placed in the building programme. He hopes to see Cllr Killian continuing her great work on this important project as he too has been very involved in all the meetings in Tullamore.ENDS