Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty, has said that the provision of the much needed new building for Dunboyne College is fantastic news for our school leavers in County Meath as part of the Government’s school building programme.
The Ratoath TD said “we have been working for a very long time to get a new building for Dunboyne College to meet with the growing demand in County Meath. Earlier this year Dunboyne College received its own roll number and independent status having previously operated under the umbrella of St Peter’s College for the ten years previous. Today’s announcement is testament to the many, many years of hard graft by school management, the board, but to name a few, current principal Denis Leonard, former principals Maureen Murray and Eamonn Gaffney, former Taoiseach John Bruton, Mary Wallace, Martin Lonergan and CEO Peter Kierans; the list goes on.
“I can say with certainty that Dunboyne College would not be in receipt of this purpose built building if it was not for the hard work and dedicated commitment of the committee and school management over the years.
“Dunboyne College is credit to County Meath and continues to grow and develop year on year to meet our growing numbers and educational needs here in County Meath and needs the facilities to match this growth. We will now see Dunboyne College receive a purpose build facility which has been a long time coming. The timing of this announcement just couldn’t be better and clearly demonstrates this Government’s commitment to prioritise our education system in our recovery; and not only for our school leavers, but also our mature students returning to adult education every year in Dunboyne College.
“This is one of the 310 individual major school building projects announced today by the Department of Education, which also sees Meath schools receive an additional 18 building projects between 2016 and 2021.”
Concluding, Doherty said “I have been lobbying both Ministers in the Department of Education, Jan O’Sullivan and our very own Damien English, to ensure that Dunboyne College is included in any building spends on the years ahead and I am incredibly proud today to see our hard work on this project has come to fruition.”