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Funding Allocated For School Building Projects In Wicklow

Today, newly elected Wicklow Taoiseach confirmed €800m in funding for 90 school building projects across the country.

90 school buildings currently at tender stage will be authorised to proceed to construction over the course of this year and the next, Harris can confirm

Speaking on this news today Taoiseach Simon Harris said: “This funding is very welcome, especially for school building projects in Wicklow, especially in Greystones.

“Many parents and families across the County know too well about the delays and stress of getting school places secured ahead of the next academic year.

“Last month the Department of Education committed that Greystones Community College will absolutely be the first project among its bundle to break ground.

Speaking today, Deputy Jennifer Whitmore said:

"The news today of plans for the rollout of the next phase of the Department's school building programme is welcome, and I am working on getting an update for Wicklow-specific schools. Specifically, we need to know when the new school builds for Greystones Community College and Kilcoole Primary School will begin, as these two schools are currently at the tender stage. Given the scale of the school place shortage in Greystones and Kilcoole this year, these schools must be delivered urgently."

"It is also important to note that there are a large number of other Wicklow school projects still in the design stage of the process. Projects such as building extensions for Coláiste Chraobh Abhann, Kilcoole, and Temple Carrig School, along with Loreto Secondary School Bray and Blessington Community College, which are at the design stage, have to be progressed. Demand for school places across the whole of Wicklow has grown year on year. We need the government to make Wicklow schools a top priority."

 The status of all projects in the pipeline, including those at tender stage, is set out at www.gov.ie and is updated on a regular basis.

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