New Limerick school building for St Paul’s primary

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Cllr Tomas Hannon
Cllr Tomas Hannon

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has approved funding for a new school building project at St Paul’s National School in Dooradoyle.

Established in 1971, in recent years pupil enrolment at St Paul’s has risen steadily from 429 pupils to 650 with about a third of the pupils now being taught in prefabs.

Welcoming the Minister’s announcement, Raheen-based Labour Party councillor Tomás Hannon said that the mainstream co-educational school’s new building project will now proceed to the detail design stage, which includes application for planning and associated works.

“Since I became a councillor for the area, parents have continuously asked me to do something about the facilities in the school. I have worked together with Minister Jan O’Sullivan on this by presenting our urgent case to Minister Ruairi Quinn and I am delighted to announce that it is finally getting the go ahead,” said Cllr Hannon.

School Principal John Tuohy said he hoped the project would progress through the stages and provide children, parents and teachers with a 21st century build that would serve future generations in the Dooradoyle, Gouldavoher and Ballykeefe areas.

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