The Meath East TD said “it is absolutely fantastic news to see such a strong Meath prominence in today’s announcements of major school building projects in the coming years. I am very aware of the pressing need to provide more school places in Meath, in order to continue to meet the accommodation requirements of our growing school going population
“I have been working closely with many of the schools who will receive funding for new builds and I have been lobbying both Minister O’ Sullivan and Minister English in the Department of Education for many years to ensure that our needs are met here in Meath.
“We have a growing population right across the county and it is fantastic to see that the education of our children remains at top of the agenda for this Government. A growing population means more demand on our existing resources and facilities and today’s announcement sees much needed funding going to a total of 19 schools between 2016 and 2021.
“Today the Government is unveiling a major school building programme, which involves funding for ETB Dunboyne College, Ashbourne Community School, De Lacy College, Ashbourne, St. Peter's COI NS, Dunboyne, Dunboyne Junior NS, Dunboyne Senior NS, O'Carolan College, Nobber, Eureka Secondary School, Kells, SN Na Trionoide Naofa, Lios Muilinn, St Mary's Special School, Johnstown, Navan, St Paul's NS, Abbeylands, Navan, Kildalkey Central NS, Mercy Convent NS, Navan, Ard Rí Community NS, Boyne Community School, Trim, St. Ultan's Special School, Navan, St Joseph's Mercy Secondary School, Navan, Franciscan College and Gormanston, Scoil Mhuire, Trim.
“Concluding, the Ratoath TD said “this funding will facilitate the provision of more school places in Meath and this significant investment will also support direct and indirect jobs in Meath.