Laois Offaly T.D. Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the announcement by Minister Ruairi Quinn of the 5 year school building programme which will see a number of towns around the constituency receive new school buildings and extensions. The overall building plan will see €1.5bn of investment spent on school buildings between 2012 and 2016.
“I am extremely pleased with this announcement. These projects should have been carried out years ago in line with the rapid population growth in the Midlands. We must however look forward. This is a most substantial school building programme and reflects the Programme for Governments commitment to prioritise school building projects”
“It recognises the the growth in population in Portlaoise in particular and the need to ensure first class infrastructure in education for the towns of Portlaoise and Portarlington. We wish all associated parties well for a smooth building programme. “
The major schools investment programme will provide 15,000 direct jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs.
Portarlington Convent NS Primary Extension
Portlaoise ETNS, Gaelscoil Phortlaoise, Maryborough N.S. Portlaoise, Co Laois Primary New School
Portlaoise Amalgamation, (St Paul’s, Sacred Heart & Scoil Mhuire)Portlaoise Rd, Portlaoise, Co Laois Primary New School
Scoil Bhride, Knockmay, Portlaoise Primary New School
Cola¡iste I osagain, Portarlington, Co Laois Post Primary Extension
Scoil Bride, Carrick Rd, Edenderry, Co Offaly Primary New School
Gaelscoil Eadan Doire, Club Sacair Bhaile Eadain Doire, Eadan Doire, Co Uibh Fhaili Primary New School
Oaklands CC, Sr Senan Avenue, Edenderry, Co Offaly Post Primary Extension
Scoil Phadraig (B), Portarlington, Co Offaly Primary Extension
Tullamore ETNS, Collins Lane, Tullamore, Co Offaly Primary Extension
Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore Post Primary Extension