Education Minister says there are no plans to replace Scoil Mhuire in Stranorlar with a new school building

Brian O'Domhnaill FF
Brian O'Domhnaill FF

The Education Minister says the current criteria for school investment is such that there are no plans to replace Scoil Mhuire in Stranorlar with a new school building.

The project was previously included in the government's Capital Investment Programme but was removed by the current education minister's 5 year programme.

The issue was raised in the Seanad by Senator Brian O'Dohmnaill - he pointed out the poor conditions teachers and pupils must endure:

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quinnEducation Minister Ruari Quinn said he recognises that the current facilities at St Mary's are not adequate, but couldn't make any commitment to replacing them:

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