Minister of Education annnounces building projects for 2005

Five primary schools and one secondary school in the county have received the go ahead for major building projects this year. Minister for Education Mary Hannifin made the announcement this morning. Over 120 project have gotten the green light nationwide. 5 primary school in Kerry have received good news today. Lissivigeen, Killarney, St. Gertrude’s in Scairt Liath, Nano Nagle in Lixnaw,Rathmore and Kenmare are all on the Ministers list and major building projects at the schools will move to the tender stage and then construction during 2005Presentation Secondary School in Milltown is the one post primary in the county where a project has now gotten the go-ahead. Milltown was the focus of a political row last year ahead of the local elections when staff claimed it was facing a major accommodation crisis, numbers at the school had grown by one third in just 4 years. The Kerry schools listed today are part of 122 school building projects around Ireland which are to move to construction over the coming 12 to 15 months. 270 million will go to primary schools and 223 million to post primary schools for building and modernisation works this year. Today’s announcement has been welcomed by Minister John O Donohue, Deputy Tom McEllistrim and Deputy Breda Moynihan Cronin.