Ministers confirm funding for Courtenay NS Newcastle West

Ministers and local TDs Niall Collins and Patrick O’Donovan have confirmed to the Weekly Observer that Courtenay NS in Newcastle West has received funding approval from the Department of Education under the Additional School Accommodation Scheme.
Minister Collins stated – “This is very welcome news for Courtenay National School in Newcastle West, this approval will allow the Board of Management develop two new mainstream classrooms and also two new ASD classrooms. It represents a very significant investment by the Department in this school which will allow pupils and staff alike to work and learn in a much better and safer environment. The funding is through the devolved mechanism which means the project will be managed locally by the Board of Management which will allow earlier delivery of the new classrooms.”
Patrick O’Donovan said, “this is further good news from the Government for Newcastle West and a major investment in primary education by the Government in the town.”
“I’m delighted to see this level of improvement being made in the school. I know that they should be ready to start building soon and I want to wish them well.”
Patrick O’Donovan said that the Government has made significant investments in schools across Co. Limerick and this was the latest one.
“I’m working with other principals and boards of management that are anxious to see improvements  for their schools and I would be very hopeful that we will see further funding like this one for the Courtenay shortly. In the meantime this is great news for all the staff and pupils attending Courtenay Boys in Newcastle West and I wish them well.”