Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, said that seven schools in Dublin Bay North are to benefit from funding under a multi-million euro school building programme.

“Today the Government is unveiling a major school building programme, which involves funding for the following schools in the Dublin Bay North area:

 Coláiste Lán Ghaeilge An Ghráinseach (C. Reachrann), Donaghmede, BAC 13

  • Grange Community College, Donaghmede, Dublin 13
  • Howth Rd Mxd NS, Clontarf, Dublin 3
  • Mount Temple Comprehensive, Dublin 3
  • Scoil Chaitriona, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
  • Rosmini Community School, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
  • Scoil Chiarain Special School Glasnevin, Dublin 9

 “This school building programme sets out over 310 individual major school building projects, which will proceed to construction between 2016 and 2021. Meanwhile the Government is also announcing today that 13 new primary and second-level schools are to open in 2017 and 2018.

“I’m very aware of the pressing need to provide more school places in Dublin Bay North, in order to continue to meet the accommodation requirements of our growing school going population

“This funding will facilitate the provision of more school places in Dublin Bay North and this significant investment will also support direct and indirect jobs in Dublin. This is all part of Fine Gael’s plan to keep the recovery going. Sine we launched our Action Plan for Jobs over 135,000 additional jobs have been created. Job creation means more revenue for the exchequer and therefore more money to invest in the services people depend on such as schools.

“I know how vital it is to parents across our community that their children are not just guaranteed a school place, but are guaranteed that they can learn and grow in a comfortable environment, which is conducive to study. Fine Gael is committed to ensuring that this happens.”