Limerick TD and Minister for the Office of Public Work, Patrick O’Donovan and Newcastle West Local Area Councillor Liam Galvin have welcomed the provision of emergency funding for Templeglantine National School so that they can undertake essential works prior to the school reopening.
Minister O’Donovan said he and Cllr Liam Galvin me with members of the Board of Management for the school and “they outlined to us the works that needed to be carried out at the school”.
“Since COVID19 happened there has been an even greater importance to have these carried out,” Said Minister Patrick O’Donovan, adding, “I am delighted that we have been able to secure funding from the Department of Education for this phase of the works. Which is to make safe and remove a derelict prefab on the school grounds and for funding towards the provision of a perimeter fence. This is an important investment for Templeglantine, the School and for the children of the area.”
Cllr Liam Galvin said he has been working closely with Minister O’Donovan on the project “for some time now”.
“With the imminent reopening of the school we left no stone unturned to get this funding secured. This funding will ensure that the school is safe environment for the students and teachers to return to,” he said.
They both wished the teachers, students and Board of Management the very best as they prepare to return to the school shortly. They have committed to continue to work with the School Manager and the Board of Management to improve the facilities at the school.