English and Cllr. Holloway confirm new schools for Johnstown

I am pleased to confirm that the schools needed to complete the Johnstown School Campus will continue to progress under my Department’s six year plans for Major School Building projects.  Construction works at the campus to provide new school buildings for:

· St. Mary’s Special School which can commence in 2016
· Colaiste na Mí Post Primary School (Phase ii) which can commence in 2016

Also, construction of new school buildings in or serving Johnstown will include:

· Lismullen National School which can commence in 2016

· Ard Rí Community National School which can commence in 2017
· St. Ultan’s Special School which can commence in 2019-2021
· St. Joseph’s Mercy Secondary School which can commence in 2019-2021

These are very significant investments in education for Johnstown & Navan.  It builds on the recent opening of St. Stephen’s National School and Colaiste na Mí (Phase I).   It represents a very clear and strategic choice by this Government and shows the importance of education and schools to the life of our country as well as education’s importance to our overall economy.

Message from Cllr. Jim Holloway:

Councillor Jim Holloway pictured as Chairman of Meath County Council with former Taoiseach John Bruton and Minister Damien English
Councillor Jim Holloway pictured as Chairman of Meath County Council with former Taoiseach John Bruton and Minister Damien English

“I welcome the news from Minister English that the completion of
the new Johnstown School Campus is a priority. When finished, it
will be a great asset for the community to have the primary, post
primary and St. Mary’s Special School fully completed for the pupils
of the area at the same location.”

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