The Minister for Education has confirmed the patronage of six new secondary schools to be established next year.
Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board will run the new schools in Dublin 15 and Citywest/Saggart, and
Educate Together will run the new facilities in Harold's Cross and Goatstown.
Louth and Meath Education and Training Board will lead the new school in the Enfield Kilcock area, and Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board will run the new facility for the Greystones and Kilcoole areas in Wicklow.
The new schools will cater for 5,000 post-primary students.