Holy Family School to go to construction early 2018 – Brendan Smith T.D.

Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil T.D. Brendan Smith has been informed by the Minister for Education and Skills that his Department expects that the Holy Family School building project will progress to site early in 2018.

Deputy Brendan Smith stated that following the decision by the Department to authorise the School to proceed to tender for the appointment of a building contractor it is expected that the Design Team will issue the necessary invitations to tender at an early date. He added that following the invitation of tenders a specific time frame of 8 weeks is allowed for the tender process.

Deputy Brendan Smith welcomed this further confirmation from Minister Bruton who was responding to his most recent Parliamentary Question in Dáil Éireann. He also complimented the Principal and successive Boards of Management and Parents’ Associations who had worked hard over the years to advance this much needed project which will provide the school with much needed modern and up to date accommodation.


For Written Answer on : 11/10/2017 

Question Number(s): 103 Question Reference(s): 43158/17 

Department: Education and Skills 



To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a project (details supplied) will proceed to the next stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Details Supplied) When will tenders be invited in respect of building project for Holy Family School, Cootehill; the timescale for construction to commence


A major school building project to provide new accommodation for the school referred to by the Deputy has recently been authorized by my Department to proceed to tender for the appointment of a Building Contractor. Assuming no significant issues arise during the tender process, my Department expects that the project will progress to site early in 2018.