McEntee welcomes confirmation of new school buildings

Meath East Fine Gael TD, Helen McEntee, this evening welcomed the School Building programme for 2016 – 2021 as announced by the Minister for Education and Skills.

‘I am delighted that building of the new Eureka Secondary School in Kells will commence in 2016.  This is great news and having worked on this project since my election.

‘O’Carolan College, Nobber,  will also be getting a new school and building will commence on this project in 2018.  I’ve worked closely with Principal John Grant on securing a new school and again it’ll be a huge boost for Pupils current and future.

‘Dunboyne College have also been included in the programme and their building will being construction in 2019.  This is testament to the hard work and commitment that Denis Leonard and his Team have committed to, to make Dunboyne College the success that it is today.  I’ll continue to work with Denis into the future  and look forward to seeing this project come to fruition.

‘Franciscan College Gormanston are also on the programme for 2019.  Again having worked tirelessly with Principal Dermot Lavon and the Board of Management it’s a huge achievement for their hard work and commitment to the school.

‘This is a huge investment by this Government in the education structure in Meath and over the coming years many, which in turn will provide more school places to meet the requirements of our growing school going population.

‘I know how vital it is to parents across Meath 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.’

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