As Chair of the Education and Skills Committee and TD for Kildare South, I welcomed the approval of funding for renovation works at the Curragh Girls National School. This is a step in the right direction of South Kildare.
South Kildare has been at the forefront of dismay at the Department of Education in recent weeks due to its lack of progress on the new Build in St Pauls, Monasterevin and for its lack of commitment towards providing a new second level school in South Kildare to accommodate the influx of population
The Curragh Girls National School has been approved for funding of between €700,000 and €750,000 for renovation works over the summer months which means classes will resume as normal following the upgrade in September.
Principal, Ciarán O’Toole has put a lot of time and effort into securing this funding for the school now and into the future. The renovations are badly needed and will improve the overall school experience for students and teachers.
There are many schools in the South of the County that are still awaiting funding and approval from the Department and I am hopeful that this will be the first of many over the coming weeks and months.