€1.5 billion on 275 school projects nationally, creating 18,000 jobs
Fine Gael TD for Dublin North Alan Farrell, has welcomed confirmation that 16 schools in Dublin North will be built or extended, as part of a €1.5 billion new school building programme announced by the Government.
“I am delighted that 9 new schools will be built and a further 7 will be extended in Dublin North as part of this major school building programme, which will including the building of a special needs school in Skerries. Despite our difficult economic circumstances, the Government is determined to prioritise school building projects to cater for the projected increase in pupil numbers over the coming years.
“Six new primary schools will be built between this year and 2016 in Dublin North. Three new primary schools have been announced for Balbriggan, two in Swords and one in Rush. There will also be a new St. Michael’s special needs school built in Hacketstown in Skerries before 2016.
“Further to this, construction will begin on two new post primary facilities in 2013 in Lusk and Balbriggan.
Extensions on existing schools in the area will commence on Ardgillan Community School this year, and on Skerries Educate Together and St. Catriona’s in Rush in 2013. Lusk National School, St. Finian’s Community College, Balbriggan Community College and Rush and Lusk Educate Together will also be extended within the next three years.
“The Government is acting now in order to prepare for the huge increase in pupil numbers expected over the next few years. It’s anticipated that there will be an increase of 45,000 children nationwide going to primary school, and 25,000 at second level between now and 2017.
“Nationally, a total of 275 projects will be completed between 2012 and 2016, creating 18,000 jobs. At least 15,000 direct jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs will be created during the construction phase over the next five years.
“It’s also expected that some additional school projects may be announced during the term of the five year capital plan, to cater for increased demand in some areas.
“Education is being prioritised by this Government. Within extremely limited spending options we are taking the steps to ensure that our children are educated in safe, modern facilities. In recent weeks, funding of €35 million was also announced to put an end to the wasteful policy of housing our pupils in prefabs which was pursued by the Fianna Fáil Government for so many years.”
New School Primary
Dublin North Holywell ET, Swords 20348F Primary New School 2012
Dublin North Scoil Chormaic Community Primary School, Clogheder, Balbriggan 20269J Primary New School 2012
Dublin North New School Flemington-Balbriggan, Co Dublin 20386N Primary New School 2013
Dublin North New School Swords, Co Dublin (Fingal) N/A Primary New School 2014/15
Dublin North Gaelscoil Ros Eo,c/o St Maur’s GAA, Rush, Co Dublin 20334R Primary New School 2015/16
Dublin North Scoil Chormaic CNS, Castlelands, Balbriggan, Co Dublin (Stephenstown) 20269J Primary New School 2015/16
New School Post Primary
Dublin North New Lusk Post Primary School N/A Post Primary New School 2013
Dublin North New 1,000 pupil School, Balbriggan/Stephenstown, Dublin N/A Post Primary New School 2013
Dublin North Skerries ETNS, Barnageeragh Cove, Kellys Bay, Skerries, Co Dublin 20307O Primary Extension 2013
Dublin North SN Caitriona, Kenure, Rush, Co Dublin 19624T Primary Extension 2013
Dublin North SN Lusca, Co Dublin 17961E Primary Extension 2014/
Dublin North Rush Lusk ETNS, Raheny lane, Rathmore Rd, Lusk, Co Dublin 20176C Primary Extension 2015/16
Extension Post Primary
Dublin North Ardgillan Community College 76129H Post-primary Extension 2012
Dublin North St. Finian’s CC, Swords, Co Dublin 70120F Post Primary Extension 2014/15
Dublin North Balbriggan Community College, Pine Ridge, Chapel Street, Balbriggan, Co Dublin 70010V Post Primary Extension 2014/15
Special Needs School
Dublin North St Michaels House Spec School, Hacketstown, Skerries, Co Dublin 19757P Special New School 2015/16