Fine Gael Senator Deirdre Clune has today welcomed the news form the Minister of Education and Skills Ruari Quinn that four Cork schools are to receive funding for building works. The Minister announced today details of the schools that are planned to advance into construction in 2012.
At Primary Level Scoil Nioclais, Frankfield Grange and Scoil Phadraig Naofa, Rochestown are to be extended. Senator Clune “This is very welcome news which reflects the growth of population in the area and the local community will benefit greatly from this investment I am delighted this funding has been granted as part of the Minister’s commitment to ensuring every child growing up in Ireland will have access to a primary school in the locality”.
In the Post – Primary Sector Scoil Mhuire and Aston Comprehensive School have also been allocated funding. Ashton is to have a new school built which will go into construction in the coming months. Senator Clune said “both schools are known for their excellence in education in the city, the funding has come about as a result of hard work by the parents committee , teachers and the local community; who have campaigned long and hard I compliment them for the effort which has culminated in today’s announcement”.
“The Government will spend 430 Euro on educational infrastructure next year – representing the first phase of a €2 billion five-year plan for major school building projects. This is in line with the commitment in the Government’s Capital Investment Programme to prioritise investment in school buildings said Senator Clune”.