Brendan Smith: Cavan Institute accommodation project needs to be advanced urgently as initial assessment to be finalised in July

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan and Monaghan Brendan Smith has received confirmation from the Minister for Further and Higher Education that the outcome of the initial strategic assessment of the application for further accommodation for Cavan Institute will be finalised in July.

Deputy Brendan Smith commented, “This follows on from confirmation to me in Dáil Éireann in February that the Cavan Institute project, previously part of the Department of Education’s School Building Programme, would be advanced as part of the new Further Education and Training capital funding programme.  

“Subsequently the Minister stated that funding would be ringfenced within this Programme to deliver the Cavan project. I have constantly outlined the advantages of providing additional permanent accommodation at the Institute’s existing campus at Cathedral Road and this project should be advanced as soon as possible,” added the Cavan and Monaghan TD.

Speaking in Dáil Eireann, Minister Simon Harris stated: “Following a call for proposals under the FET College of the Future Major Projects Fund, I understand that a Strategic Assessment Report in relation to the Cavan Institute proposal has now been submitted by Cavan Monaghan ETB to SOLAS.”