St. Joseph’s Secondary School in Tulla included in

July 26th, 2012 - Pat Breen

Clare T.D. and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Pat Breen has welcomed the news that St. Joseph’s Secondary School in Tulla has been included in Phase 1 of the €1.4 billion infrastructure Stimulus which was announced today (Tuesday). As well as Education projects, funding will also be provided for a number of Health, Justice and Equality and Transport, Tourism and Sport projects nationwide as part of the stimulus package.

“St. Joseph’s Secondary School in Tulla was included in the list of 43 new school developments projects nationwide which was announced last March as part of the €2 billion investment in the Five Year School Building Programme, with construction scheduled for 2015/2016. When I visited the School last April, I was given a detailed briefing on the Schools plans for the proposed development of the new School which will be built on a green field site across the road from the current building. And I am aware that the School was anxious to see their project progressed as soon as possible given that they have been waiting over 10 years for approval to build the new building.”

“Today’s news is certainly a huge boost in moving the project forward. The School has been included in a list of six Schools nationwide in Bundle 4 of the Department of Education and Skills priority projects as part of its infrastructure stimulus package. This should now facilitate the School to start the design and planning stage, particularly given that the School has a site at the ready for the project.”

“I am delighted that the new building for St Joseph’s Secondary School in Tulla has been prioritised. During the construction phase it will provide a much needed jobs boost for local construction workers and contractors and when completed will provide state of the art accommodation for the students and teachers attending the School.”