Smith welcomes progress on St. Mary’s National School, Virginia building project

Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil T.D. Brendan Smith has welcomed the decision of the Minister for Education and Skills to restore the proposed building project for St. Mary’s National School, Virginia to his Department’s School Building Programme. He stated that unfortunately Minister Quinn had in March 2012 taken this particular project off the Department’s Building Programme and considerable progress had been made at that stage in planning and design work following the appointment of a Design Team for this project in February 2010.

Brendan Smith complimented the Principal, the Board of Management and the Parents’ Association on their ongoing work in highlighting the need for additional new permanent accommodation at St. Mary’s and he has urged the Department to advance this project to construction stage as quickly as possible.

“There is a clear and undeniable case for advancing this building project to construction stage at the earliest possible date and such permanent accommodation, both classrooms and ancillary accommodation is badly needed”, stated the Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil T.D.