Deputy O'Dowd and Councillor Councillor Dolores Minogue pictured outside the current Ardee Educate Together School which is to be replaced with new buildings work on which will be starting next year.
Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD, has informed local TD Fergus O’Dowd and Councillor Dolores Minogue that the long awaited new build at Ardee Educate Together School is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2022.
“Minister Foley confirmed to me that agreements have been reached on a revised schedule of accommodation to include an upgrade to a 4-Class SEN Base” said Deputy O’Dowd.
“This is very welcome news and brings the school one step closer to turning the sod for their new build.
“I want to thank Principal Middleton and the parent’s council for all of their trojan work to progress this project, a project that Cllr Minogue and I have been supporting over the last number of years.
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“The school, pupils and the wider Ardee community are now one step closer to a new state of the art school that will be available for generations to come.
“This already established school provides a non-denominational choice for students in Ardee and Mid Louth and will no doubt continue to expand in the years ahead.”
For her part Councillor Minogue said “Ardee is developing across all fronts and this project is another step in that development, this project is vital to address the emerging needs of our younger people in Ardee. As we outlined for a number of years now, the current site is clearly not fit for purpose.”
“We are delighted to see that tender documents on the rejigged plan have now been issued and are expected to be returned by early January. I’m really looking forward to this project finally commencing, which will see an expansion of choice in the Ardee area.”
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