Tipp TD Coonan welcomes extra funding for three local schools

Fine Gael TD Noel Coonan
Tipperary Fine Gael TD Noel Coonan has welcomed the news that three local schools have been allocated funding from the Department of Education and Skills for emergency works and additional accommodation

Tipperary Fine Gael TD Noel Coonan has welcomed the news that three local schools have been allocated funding from the Department of Education and Skills for emergency works and additional accommodation

Deputy Coonan specifically welcomed a major investment in Borrisokane Community College with four mainstream classrooms and toilets announced for the college.

“This announcement further highlights the current Government’s commitment to Tipperary’s education sector despite our economic restraint,” he said.

Deputy Coonan further added: “It is somewhat ironic this Government is funding works promised by the previous Government but not delivered on. The classrooms will enhance infrastructure at the college and provide a modern environment in which to learn.

“Meanwhile, Ballysloe NS has been allocated a resource room and St Anne’s School, Tipperary Town, will benefit from structural improvements under the Emergency Works Scheme. Every effort has been made to protect education frontline services.

“In this year’s Budget, we will be able to employ 1,400 new teachers at primary and post-primary level next year. This will allow us to protect the standard pupil-teacher ratio as our school-going population continues to grow,” said Deputy Coonan.