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Archive for the ‘Education and Training’ Category

Site identification & acquisition for new post-primary schools for Malahide & Portmarnock, and Swords, and Malahide Portmarnock ETNS advancing

3rd June 2016

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has received confirmation from the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD that the identification and acquisition of sites for the 2 new post-primary schools to serve the communities of Malahide & Portmarnock, and Swords, and […]

Farrell urges eligible parents to apply for Back to School allowance

1st June 2016

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, is reminding families that the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance will be made available again this year, and urged families who are not automatically entitled to make an application before the August deadline.   The […]

Farrell asks parents in Swords, Malahide & Portmarnock to make their views known on patronage for new post-primary schools.

26th April 2016

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has called upon school patron bodies to apply for the patronage of the two new post-primary schools, opening in September 2017 to serve our local communities in Swords and Malahide & Portmarnock. “I would ask parents in […]

Construction to finally begin on new building for St. Oliver Plunkett’s National School this summer

21st January 2016

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said it is brilliant news that the tender process for the new school building for St. Oliver Plunkett’s National School in Malahide has finally begun. “It is great news that the tender process has begun for […]

Vital new secondary schools for Swords, Malahide & Portmarnock

17th November 2015

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has expressed his delight that Swords & Malahide/Portmarnock have been selected to receive much needed additional secondary schools, to open by September 2017. “I am delighted that Swords and Malahide/Portmarnock have been identified as requiring additional secondary […]

Minor Works Grant & Summer Works Programme will benefit schools in Dublin Fingal

5th November 2015

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the confirmation from the Minister for Education and Skills that over €108 million is being made available for Minor Works grants and for the Summer Works Programme for schools. “I am pleased that, following confirmation […]

Funding allocated to Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín for an ASD Classroom

23rd October 2015

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the allocation of funding to Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín, Castlelands, Balbriggan, for the development of an ASD unit classroom.   “I am pleased that Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín has been allocated funding from the Department of Education […]

Largest Ever Investment in Digital Technology in Schools will better equip students for 21st century workforce

7th October 2015

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said the investment of €210 million into digital technologies in schools, under the five year Digital Strategy for Schools, will benefit primary, special, and second-level schools across the North County.   “I am delighted that €210 […]

New Govt apprenticeships scheme provide opportunities for school leavers in Dublin Fingal

31st July 2015

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said that a Government scheme to support new apprenticeships will provide great opportunities for school leavers in the North County. These will be in the areas of Manufacturing and Engineering, Tourism and Sport, Financial Services, Information […]

Two new classrooms for Holy Family Senior National School, Rivervalley

3rd July 2015

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, is pleased that the Department of Education and Skills has allocated funding to Holy Family Senior National School, Rivervalley, Swords for two new mainstream classrooms.   “I am delighted that funding is being allocated to Holy Family […]