The Government announced our new school building programme yesterday. This represents our commitments for new facilities for our term in office. I’m delighted that the needs of many schools were met. Gaelscoil Bharra, the new Dublin Muslim school, Glasnevin Educate Together, Stanhope Street secondary school and Colaiste Mhuire in Parnell Square received commitments for new school buildings. D7 Educate Together also received support for a new school extension.
A lot remains to be done. Planning permission must be applied for and received. The experience of the National Children’s Hospital shows that this cannot be taken for granted. But – an important milestone is now passed.